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This Blue Chip Stock Yields 8.4%... But I Doubt You've Ever Heard Of It

Blair31 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 3:51 PM
No, Bill. I'm not. I don't have an IRA.
Roger198 Wrote: Oct 20, 2012 1:51 PM
Nobody cares what you do Blair, this is not about you. Why do you keep on?

With interest rates near 0% and traditional income investments like savings accounts and certificates of deposits (CDs) earning next to nothing, blue chip telecom stocks like AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) have become wildly popular.

That makes sense. Telecom is a "recession-proof" industry. Regardless of what's happening with the economy, people will still need cell phones and cable TV. And with both stocks yielding close to 4.5%, both companies look like a good choice for income investors in search of high yields.

But there's a problem. As with a lot of American blue chips, these...