By: Dividend Sensei
AT&T is a classic example of why it’s important to never fall in love with a high-yield dividend aristocrat.
Terrible management has caused AT&T to deliver literally zero inflation-adjusted returns for 21 years, underperforming almost every asset except commodities, cash, and the world’s worst hedge fund managers.
AT&T is expected to POTENTIALLY deliver solid 9.6% annual returns over time, starting in 2027, with no dividend growth until 2026.
In contrast, these higher-yielding blue-chips are Ultra SWAN (sleep well at night) quality blue-chips that yield 7% and 8%, respectively, with superior safety, quality, management, and a history of market and Nasdaq smashing returns.
They yield more than AT&T, are growing much faster, and are expected to deliver 13.4% to 17.1% annual returns for years or even decades to come. They represent ultra-yielding blue-chip bargains that can help you retire in safety and splendor and sleep well at night in this and all future recessions and bear markets.