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These 6 Dividend Stocks Pay $82 Billion a Year, Combined, to Their Shareholders

Sean Williams, The Motley Fool
·7 min read
These 6 Dividend Stocks Pay $82 Billion a Year, Combined, to Their Shareholders
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If you're looking for ways to outperform the stock market over the long run, consider buying dividend stocks. According to an analysis from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, dividend stocks have historically run circles around their non-dividend-paying counterparts. Between 1972 and 2012, publicly traded companies that initiated and grew their payout averaged an annual return of 9.5%.