13 Dividend Stocks for a Richer 2013

Exelon2013 is already off to a fast start in the stock market, but there's still time for investors to get into the game. One smart way to get both growth potential and dependable income from your investments is to buy dividend stocks, which on the whole have outperformed their stingier, non-dividend counterparts over the long haul.

But with thousands of dividend-paying stocks to choose from, it can be a challenge to figure out which to focus on first.

To help you narrow down your search, take a look at the 13 stocks listed below. They all combine solid yields, long histories of dividends, and opportunities for growth in the future.

For more smart money moves for 2013:

Motley Fool contributor Dan Caplinger is a big fan of dividend stocks. He doesn't directly own any of the stocks mentioned above, although he owns mutual funds and ETFs that include some of these stocks as holdings. You can follow him on Twitter @DanCaplinger. The Motley Fool owns shares of PepsiCo. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Aflac, Cisco Systems, Chevron, Emerson Electric., Exelon, Kimberly-Clark, Lowe's, PepsiCo, and Sysco.

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Best stock on that list is Altria... MO

February 06 2013 at 4:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

stick with utilities stocks....

February 01 2013 at 1:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

good information

January 15 2013 at 8:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love how people post in here that they are investing right .....wrong because if you were you wouldnt be on here racist clown

January 13 2013 at 7:42 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

its all a bunch of lies. the housing market is not recovering. investors have to spend money or loose it. the banks , insurance companies and investment firms , run the economy. use your own intuition , use your money to stay out of debt, and dont get caught up with all the hype, keep your money to yourself.

January 11 2013 at 8:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I can’t even think about investing each of the past four years I’ve gone financially backwards. I’m not sure I can survive another four years of being punished for working and trying to stay ahead.

January 10 2013 at 10:29 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

I won't be richer in 2013, and I'm much worse off then I was four years ago, thanks to you know who.

January 10 2013 at 9:12 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to ectullis's comment

The market place is not for everyone, especially those that can't afford it. I have done exceptional;l well.Retired and living very comfortable on 6 figures

January 10 2013 at 4:20 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Sieben's comment

full of something lol

January 13 2013 at 7:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down