7 Dividend Stocks To Buy for 2022 and Hold Forever


Buy these dividend stocks and forget them for 10 years — you will win big


The allure of dividend stocks should be increasing right now. The Fed has signaled that it will soon begin tapering the market stimulus it provided during the pandemic. Following the news in late September, there hasn’t been any immediate shock.

In general, broader markets including the S&P 500 index traded down after Labor Day. But with markets flagging and volatility likely to rise, it does make sense to look toward the less risky areas of the stock market.

That’s precisely why dividend stocks make sense now: They are designed to carry low price volatility with upside provided in reliable dividend income. As an example, AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) carries a beta, which measures volatility, of 0.83. In other words, it is 17% less volatile than the market overall. Meanwhile, the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:SPYD) is up 5.4% in the last month, compared to the 3.8% gain in broader SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY).



So, there’s a short-term catalyst for dividend stocks in general. But these are also equities to buy and hold forever. I’m not sure how long an investor can define ‘forever’ as being. But I’d say at least a decade. And I believe the stocks below have the ability to remain attractive for at least that long. They’ll grow with the market and provide investable dividend income as well.


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