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5 Stock Picks That Now Pay Dividends

Investors may cherish dividend stocks and the steady stream of income they provide--but they get twitchy around companies initiating a dividend. Some argue that starting a payout is an admission that the company's best growth days are behind it.

Sonia Joao, president of Houston-based advisory firm Robertson Wealth Management, disagrees. "Paying a dividend doesn't suggest slower growth ahead," she says. "If anything, it's the exact opposite. Precisely because the

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