How the Dow’s Top Dividend-Paying Stocks Have Fared in 2016 – FOX Business

Posted On December 7, 2016 8:45 pm

Dividend-paying stocks are a great way to combine current income with the prospects for future growth. Many investors looking for the top dividend-paying stocks in the market turn to a strategy known as the Dogs of the Dow to maximize both income and returns. All 30 of the components of the Dow Jones Industrials (DJINDICES: ^DJI) are stocks that pay dividends, but by focusing on some of the top-yielding stocks in the average, you can capture more in dividend payments — and sometimes produce great returns.

This year, companies such as Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), and IBM (NYSE: IBM)have a big lead over the overall Dow in terms of total return and dividend yield. Below, we’ll look more closely at what these key dividend-payers have done and why they might continue to do well.

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