What Are Secure Retirement Investments?

Unless you’ve been following the subject closely, you may not have heard of one of the biggest barriers slowing the revival of global economic growth over the last decade. That would be the “safety trap,” a problem arising from a lack of low-risk investments around the world. To see the problem, recall that after the financial-sector crisis in 2007 and 2008, a large portion of investments people had considered safe-mortgage-backed securities come to mind-were suddenly understood to be risky. And yet, the ensuing flight to safe assets, such as U.S. debt, has come with its own cost. The increased demand for these safer investments keeps interest rates at low levels, to the point where central bankers cannot spur additional economic output by further lowering those rates. This is the “trap” part of the safety trap.

As a dividend investor, you might have trained yourself to look for fantastic yields when placing your money. While 10% yields are attractive, they’re worthless if the company can’t sustain the payments. These 15 companies have paid out dividends for at least 100 years-and are hoping to continue for a hundred more. Will any of these companies still be paying a dividend when we ring in the 22nd century?

General Mills, GIS
Johnson Controls Inc., JCI
Church & Dwight Co., Inc., CHD
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK
Eli Lilly and Co, LLY
UGI Corp, UGI
Proctor & Gamble Co., PG
The Coca Cola Co, KO
Colgate Palmolive Company, CL
PPG Industries, Inc., PPG

E I Du Pont De Nemours and Co, DD
Edison International, EIX
Exxon Mobile Corporation, XOM
Consolidated Edison, Inc., ED
Chubb Corp, CB

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