Ranking 5 of Our Favorite Dividend Stocks

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With interest rates still at rock-bottom levels, investors are searching far and wide for income-producing investments. One sector that has grabbed a lot of attention is the equity REIT industry because of its big dividends.

In this segment of The Motley Fool's everything-financial show, Where the Money Is, analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer rank their favorite REITs. Their list includes Realty Income, American Tower, and National Retail Properties.

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One of the dirty secrets that few finance professionals will openly admit is the fact that dividend stocks as a group handily outperform their non-dividend paying brethren. The reasons for this are too numerous to list here, but you can rest assured that it's true. However, knowing this is only half the battle. The other half is identifying which dividend stocks in particular are the best. With this in mind, our top analysts put together a free list of nine high-yielding stocks that should be in every income investor's portfolio. To learn the identity of these stocks instantly and for free, all you have to do is click here now.

The article Ranking 5 of Our Favorite Dividend Stocks originally appeared on Fool.com.

David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends American Tower. The Motley Fool owns shares of American Tower and has the following options: short January 2014 $74 puts on American Tower. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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