What are some high dividend paying stocks everyone should have
Please don't just look at the dividend yield without analyzing the sustainability of the company's dividend.
For example, CenturyLink Telephone recently had a dividend yield of over 8%. It was a dividend darling for many until last month when it announced it was cutting its dividend by 26%.
Look at the payout ratio (too high a ratio might indicate the dividend is in danger) and the company's history of raising its dividend.
Someone above mentioned Coca-Cola (KO) and ExxonMobil (XOM). Neither of those companies are paying really high dividends but both of them have raised their dividend every year for decades.
ETA: Full disclosure...I own both KO and XOM and have for many years.
This post was edited on 3/1 at 7:56 am