The 5 Best Dividend Stocks to Earn Passive Income

The best dividend stocks are ones that keep paying their dividends over time.

The best dividend stock from ten years ago or even a year ago may not be the best one today. we will look at the five best dividend stocks.

Verizon (VZ) is number one on this list for two reasons: an excellent dividend yield combined with good dividend safety.


In our opinion, no list of dividend stocks is complete without Microsoft (MSFT). Almost every investor knows about Microsoft.


Realty Income Corporation (O) is the only real estate investment trust (REIT) on this list.

Realty Income Corporation

Coca-Cola’s stock price is flat year-to-date. The quarterly dividend rate is $0.42 per share.


For our last stock on this list of five stocks, we include a utility for  diversification. Consolidated Edison (ED) is one of the oldest  regulated utilities.

Consolidated Edison

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