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Top stocks with high dividend yields you need in your portfolio

Top stocks with high dividend yields you need in your portfolio
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The S&P 500 has gone on a strong run over the past 1 1/2 years, powered by low-interest rates and government stimulus to jump-start a pandemic-stricken economy. Overall, the index has rallied nearly 30% since the start of 2020, including almost 12% so far in 2021. However, one of the downsides of this rally in the stock market is its inverse effect on dividend yields. Overall, they’ve fallen to a rather lackluster 1.4% average for stocks in the S&P 500.

On a more positive note, there are still some attractive dividend stocks out there. Here are three top dividend stocks with yields above the S&P 500’s average.

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Gordon Fox
Gordon Fox is the editor of investinglate.com and writes about Investments, Savings, and how to make the most of your money