Five Dandy Dividend Plays

Income-focused investors may still want to stick with dividend-paying equities, even as bond yields creep higher

With yields on U.S. Treasury bonds topping the Fed funds rate of 5.25% this week for the first time in nearly five years, talk on Wall Street has turned to whether investors may start taking money out of dividend-paying stocks. The reasoning? Dividend-paying stocks find it hard to compete with Treasuries when bond yields are that high.

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