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New York, May.4, stock trade .- I'd bet most income investors know about the S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index. To be included in this index, an S&P 500 company must have raised its dividend annually for at least the past 25 years. The standard is brutal: One slip and you're out. Start all over and compile another spotless dividend track record over the next 25 years.
Now, there are two ways you can SDY). But if you're looking for even higher yields than that, you might try looking into some of the individual stocks contained within the actual index, like those I've mentioned above. ... from these high-yield stocks. One would be to buy the designed to mirror the index's performance, the S&P Dividend (NYSE: