You’ll find that the stocks below are sporting some pretty nice dividends, but don’t just dive into one of the stocks listed below without doing first the necessary due diligence required. With the recent market rally, a lot of dividends have been diluted due to price appreciation, so the best strategy going forward is to watch these stocks and wait for a pullback in the ones that you are targeting specifically before putting any capital to work.
On a side note, I would say this particular stock screen elicits a lot of controversy about the quality of the dividends, and whether they are dependable. I realize that not all of these companies are going to be able to keep the high dividend that they are paying out – I’m just trying to give you some ideas for you to generate fixed incomes in a bad economy. I can tell you this though, stocks such as NLY are fairly good divi plays and make for a great covered-call strategy.
So caution is urged on EVERY ONE of the stocks listed below. Heck, every trade in general you make requires you to take caution. Oh, and if it trades below $5 or on a perpetual down-trend, I left it out of the screen results.
Here are the 12 Highest Dividend Stocks.