2 top dividend stocks to buy in August | The Motley Fool UK

2 top dividend stocks to buy in August | The Motley Fool UK

High-flying technology stocks like Tesla tend to get the most attention from the media and from investors. But investors wanting more durability and less volatility in their portfolios might want to focus instead on dividend-paying stocks. Dividend payers, especially those that grow their dividends each year, can be great stocks to own for the long haul and some can be just as effective in helping someone build up wealth to fund retirement. Let's take a look at three dividend-paying technology stocks worth closer consideration in August. 1. Microsoft: 0.88% dividend yield Microsoft (MSFT -0.26%) is one of the largest companies in the world with a market cap of $2.1 trillion. The software giant is known for its Microsoft Office products, personal computing division, and even its Xbox video game segment. …
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