When it comes to low-risk, dividend investing, many investors prefer dominant megacaps like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Apple (AAPL) or Microsoft (MSFT). That’s mostly because they subscribe to the notion that these stable corporations will be here many years from now.
That may be true. However, stability alone doesn’t count for much. A good dividend stock has to have… well, good dividends.
And the sad reality is this trio of big-name stocks offers a meager dividend that averages less than 1.5%.
That’s just table scraps. Just consider that recent survey results show that Americans on average think they need $1.25 million to retire comfortably… But even with that substantial nest egg, you would generate just $18,750 if you invested in these three stocks.… Read more