Talking About Beating Bond Yields

Charles Wallace, a great business writer, gave me and Dividend Stocks for Dummies a nice write up in his AOL Daily Finance piece on where to invest in a rocky market.

“In a volatile environment, where the stock market can go down and bonds are paying extremely low interest, a good place to beat the rate of return on bonds is dividend stocks,” Lawrence Carrel says. “If you can get potential upside in your investment at a yield that is 60% to 100% better than the 10-year Treasury, why wouldn’t you take it?”

I mention a few stocks posting yields much higher than bonds, as well as Utiities Select Spider Fund (XLU), which currently yields 4.1% or 52% more than the 10-year Treasury.

For the full article go to DailyFinance.

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