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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
Dividend & Dividend Yield
1-Year Price Chart
1.96 (4.71)%
4.60 (2.84)%
Cincinnati Financial Corp.
2.00 (2.79)%
Consolidated Edison
2.76 (3.50)%
Exxon Mobil
3.00 (3.68)%
1.48 (4.76)%
Johnson & Johnson
3.20 (2.55)%
Kimberly Clark
3.88 (2.95)%
Realty Income
2.53 (4.24)%
1.32 (2.55)%
Dividend data from Yahoo! Finance as of Apr-22-2017. Click small charts (sparklines) to expand. * Uses 10 years or all years of dividends and prices, whichever is less.

To inspect the performance of the Retirement Dividend Stocks portfolio, see the returns table and chart below. Portfolio values are computed using weekly closes for stocks from Yahoo! Finance.

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 stock at its closing weekly price for the current date in 2007.

Retirement Dividend Stocks - Return Results
Retirement Dividend Stocks
Start date:
Start value:
End date:
End value:
Number prices
Minimum value occurred on Mar-02-2009
Maximum value occurred on Jul-18-2016
Total gain or loss (Start date to End date)
Annualized gain or loss (Start date to End date)
Total dollar value on End date of a $10,000 purchase made on Start date
Average percent return for all possible buy/sell combinations
Number returns
Number profitable returns (Winners)
Percent profitable returns
Number unprofitable returns (Losers)
Percent unprofitable returns
Winners to losers ratio
See Stock Return Calculator for return information for individual stocks or ETFs.

Click chart to enlarge it.

Customize your own Portfolio of Retirement Dividend Stocks using stocks from the above table. See returns for specified combinations of stocks for specified durations.

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