Jefferies Franchise Picks Dividend Stocks to Buy

With the market rallying to 2016 highs, the question for investors is the same one faced every time this happens: What now? After two brutal 10% or more sell-offs in less than a year, and a mountain of reasons for stocks to take a breather, one idea still makes good sense. Buy the top-rated dividend stocks, and to enhance the income potential even more, sell covered calls on your holdings.

A recent Jefferies research report listed of the current holdings in the firm’s Franchise Picks portfolio. These are the top high-conviction stocks ideas that the company presents to institutional and high net worth clients. All are rated Buy, and we screened the list for the stocks paying the highest dividends. 

Four make good sense for investors now...

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

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