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When it comes to bonds, D&I Daily agrees with Wall Street guru, Peter Lynch, when he says, “In bonds, you’re nothing more than the nearest source of spare change. When you lend money to somebody, the best you can hope for is to get it back, plus interest.”

If you’re drawn to bonds because of risk aversion, dividends are a far better choice. By identifying fundamentally strong dividend payers, a savvy income investor can get the safety of bonds, but with significantly greater yields.  

December 2014

Investment-Grade Credit Spreads Widening

By - December 5, 2014

What do McDonald’s (MCD), Philip Morris (PM), Caterpillar (CAT), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), and Target (TGT) have in common? Yes, they’re all large-cap stocks that pay solid dividends. In fact, three are even Dividend Aristocrats, having increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. But the common characteristic I’m referring to?

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