The market decline has kicked up the dividend yield on the S&P 500 to 2.1%, an enticing rate...

|By:, SA News Editor

The market decline has kicked up the dividend yield on the S&P 500 to 2.1%, an enticing rate with bank CD rates near 1%. One old school metric to separate the wheat from the chaff is to check in with the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats - companies that have raised payouts +25 years consecutively. Highest yielders: CTL 8.5%, PBI 8%, CINF 6.3%.