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November 26, 2012

Dividend stocks may be riskier than you think

  • The stocks paying the highest yields have appreciated more rapidly than most other stocks since the market hit bottom in 2009.
    AP Personal Finance Writer

    BOSTON — Timing matters. All too often investors succumb to the temptation to buy a stock that's been a hot performer, only to get in when it's about to go cold.

    One market strategist says such a turning point is approaching fast for many dividend-paying stocks. They've been popular because dividend stocks are frequently touted as a relatively low-risk investment option.

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