My 5 Favorite US Stocks Paying 5% Yield – Or More

If you follow strict investing rules you can find hidden gems that keep rewarding their shareholders with generous dividend payments. Below are 5 of my rare favorite stocks showing a 5%+ yield…

1. Blackstone (BX) 6.88% yield

Blackstone is an asset manager with $456 billion in assets under management (AUM) that comes from private equity, real estate funds, hedge funds, and credit funds.

  • BX doesn’t invest in the stock market but developed a strong expertise in alternative assets investing in the past 30 years.
  • BX receives money from institutional clients or wealthy families and invests it as a general partner in the mentioned asset classes.
  • Since Blackstone keeps a cut of the profit realized on its investment, both revenues and earnings go up and down from one quarter to the other.
  • Moreover, the strong dividend payment is also based on performance.

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Blackstone (BX)

Source:  BX Q3 2018

The company shows steady assets under management growth and benefits from its good reputation.

2. W. P. Carey (WPC) 6.25% yield

Founded in 1973, W.P. Carey is one of the largest diversified, self-managed, net lease, Real Estate Investment Trusts….that owns and manages commercial real estate which is leased to companies on a long-term basis.


  • manages 1,186 properties covering approximately 133 million square feet as of September 30, 2018 (including the merger with CPA:17). Its portfolio is located primarily in North America (70%) and Northern & Western Europe (30%),
  • is well-diversified by tenant, property type, geographic location and tenant industry,
  • offers…a solid yield and decent dividend growth perspectives for income-seeking investors,
  • shows an impressive occupancy rate (around 99%) and a top 10 tenants concentration of 32%,

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W. P. Carey (WPC)

Source: Q3 investors presentation

WP is now a serious candidate for any retirement portfolio. The dividend will continue to keep up with inflation and shows a 6% yield.

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This version of the original article, is by Mike McNeil. The author’s views and conclusions ...

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