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6 Stocks Yielding 6% That Dividend Investors Won’t Want to Miss This December

DATE POSTED:December 2, 2019

With interest rates falling this year, the yields of dividend stocks have declined as income-seeking investors have bid up shares of these companies in search of yield. The average high-yield dividend stock has gained nearly 18% this year, as measured by the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF, an exchange-traded fund holding more than 400 stocks that offer above-average payouts. Thus, dividend investors don't have quite as many appealing opportunities to score an outsize yield.

However, there is one sector that still offers investors big-time payouts: energy. The reason is that investor sentiment toward the industry remains very negative because of all the turbulence in oil and gas prices in recent years. That's causing valuations across the sector to fall even though many energy companies are doing quite well. That's left investors the chance to scoop up some great deals, as well as some high yields, this December.

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