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Are Dividend-Paying Stocks a Good Substitute for Bonds?

What you need to think through when building a retirement plan around income-producing equities.

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I received lots of thoughtful responses to my recent article asserting that many pre-retirees are too heavy on stocks.

One comment that kept coming up went something like this: Don’t dividend-paying stocks fulfill a similar role to bonds?

Christine Benz does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.