The Best 4 Dividend Stocks to Own Right Now

Buying these solid dividend-paying stocks will make you money no matter what happens to with the pandemic…

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Investor Insights:

  • Three sectors will be in demand no matter what happens with the pandemic.
  • I searched these sectors and found four names you absolutely need to own.
  • Buying these solid dividend-paying stocks will make you money in a rocky market.

This market is uncertain. More than it has ever been.

We don’t even know when we can go back to work … much less go out to eat.

That favors companies with less uncertainty.

So, I want to take you through an exercise that both makes sense … and makes you money.

My goal was to choose sectors that we will continue to rely upon regardless of our current pandemic.

I focused on three essential sectors:

  • Consumer staples.
  • Health care.
  • Utilities.

They should remain in demand. That’s why the best names in these sectors are beating the market right now.

And I’ve figured out a way to improve on these already market-beating returns.

Cash Is King

Once I narrowed my search to three sectors — consumer staples, health care and utilities — I focused on companies that consistently grow their dividends.

It makes sense to take advantage of the market’s weakness by picking up some solid dividend-paying stocks. You may never want to sell them.

Per Dividend.com, 33 companies from these three sectors have increased their dividends for at least 27 years in a row. The bulk of these companies are in the S&P 500 Index or the Russell 2000 Index.

From the market top on February 19 to the March 23 bottom, the S&P 500 fell 34%. The Russell 2000 fell 41%. But our list of 33 stocks only fell 25%.

And this isn’t the first time they’ve outperformed.

From its September 2000 peak to October 2002, the S&P 500 fell nearly 60%. This group of stocks rose 14%.

That came after the information technology sector had handily outpaced the broader market over the prior decade. And we just saw that again.

The information technology sector’s gains doubled the S&P 500’s performance since the March 2009 bottom.

How to Cull the List

In my example above, I said the dividend-raising stocks fell 25% from February to March.

But if we just owned the companies with small amounts of debt, our loss decreased to 13%.

This has continued. Between February 19 and April 7, these companies are nearly break-even, down just 1.6%.

This should make sense to you.

If you have less debt, you can sleep better at night. Companies are the same way…

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