With the 10-year Treasury rate at 4.8%, income-orientated investors may be uninterested in stocks, given the S&P 500‘s dividend yield is just 1.6%. One of the best ways to stay involved in the stock market while also collecting a reliable source of passive income is through companies that have paid and raised their dividends no matter the market cycle.
These three companies don’t yield as much as the risk-free rate. However, they still have healthy dividends and track records for creating shareholder value through organic growth, acquisitions, stock buybacks, and dividend raises. Here’s why each dividend stock is worth buying now.
This post originally appeared at The Motley Fool.