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Dividend-paying stocks are great choices for your retirement account. Before you retire, you can accumulate shares with dividend reinvestment. And during retirement you can use the dividends as income.

Here are 10 dividend-paying stocks that are appropriate for a retirement account. Many of these stocks have multiyear records of increasing their dividends, which is important to keep ahead of inflation.

Retirement Dividend Stocks
Stock
Quote
Annual Dividend & Yield
Recent Dividends
1-Yr Price Chart
AT&T
1.96 (5.11%)
Amgen
4.60 (2.65%)
Cincinnati Financial Corp.
2.00 (2.49%)
Consolidated Edison
2.76 (3.31%)
Exxon Mobil
3.08 (3.84%)
HCP
1.48 (5.04%)
Johnson & Johnson
3.36 (2.52%)
Kimberly Clark
3.88 (3.19%)
Realty Income
2.54 (4.42%)
Sysco
1.32 (2.57%)
Dividend yield data from Yahoo! Finance as of Aug-12-2017. Price and dividend data from Quandl.


To inspect the performance of the Retirement Dividend Stocks portfolio, see the returns table and chart below. Portfolio values are computed using quarterly closes from Quandl.

All 10 stocks are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,000.00 was invested (total of $10,000) in each at its closing quarterly price for the current date in 2007.


Retirement Dividend Stocks - Return Results
Portfolio:
Retirement Dividend Stocks
Start date:
Aug-18-2007
Start value:
$10,000
End date:
Aug-18-2017
End value:
$23,771
Number prices
41
Minimum value occurred on Mar-31-2009
$7,314
Maximum value occurred on Jun-30-2016
$23,985
Total gain or loss (Start date to End date)
137.71%
Annualized gain or loss (Start date to End date)
8.81%
Total dollar value on End date of a $10,000 purchase made on Start date
$23,771
Average percent return for all possible buy/sell combinations
54.95%
Number returns
820
Number profitable returns (Winners)
724
Percent profitable returns
88.29%
Number unprofitable returns (Losers)
96
Percent unprofitable returns
11.71%
Winners to losers ratio
7.54
See Multiyear Chart of Monthly Portfolio Values


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