100 best dividend stocks in the S&P 500

Interestingly, “the 100 highest-yielding stocks of the S&P 500 outperformed the broader index by more than three percentage points annually from 1957 to 2003.”

You can get access to these stocks all at once through the WisdomTreeDividend Top 100 Fund (ticker DTN). Here are a few of the stocks and how much weight they hold in the fund (according to a Motley Fool article): Southern Copper (3.5%), Verizon (1.5%), Citigroup (1.3%), Bank of America (1.2%), Altria (1.2%), Pfizer (1.0%), General Electric (0.9%).

Other holdings include AT&T, General Motors, Regions Financial, Cons Edison Inc. and more. The attraction here is that Jeremy Siegel, the Wizard of Wharton, “demonstrated in his recent book The Future for Investors that the 100 highest-yielding stocks of the S&P 500 outperformed the broader index by more than three percentage points annually from 1957 to 2003.”

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