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17 High Income Stocks With Yields Over 10%

If you are looking for low-risk low-reward dividend stocks, this article is not for you. However, if you're looking for high-income yields, and risks that are tilted in your favor, then you may want to consider the ideas highlighted in this article.

The ideas span a variety of investment types. REITS, Mortgage Reits and MLPs are a major class that pay high dividends but they are all with high risks.

I love high dividends because you get a nice income and your investment got a fast cash return which you can use for new investment ideas. But high yields shouldn't be the only criteria. Dividend stability is more important to look for.

Without further ado, here are the 17 attractive 10% yield opportunities...

8 High-Yielding Divided Income Stocks With Low Debt To Consider

With three simple criteria, I developed a short list of large cap dividend stocks that every conservative investor should consider adding to their portfolio. The goal was to find a number of stocks with an above average dividend yields, ultra conservative balance sheets and reasonable payout ratios. 

Below, I outline the screen I created and the 8 stocks that passed the test.

The Screen Criteria For the S&P 500:

Dividend Yield greater than 3% 
Payout Ratio less than 70% 
Net Long Term Debt to Market Cap less than 10%

These are the results...