While the stock market continues to remain volatile, dividend stocks provide a semblance of certainty amid all the chaos. Investors can create a recurring income stream by buying and holding shares of blue-chip dividend-paying stocks.
The dividend payouts can either be withdrawn or reinvested to purchase additional shares of the company. Further, over the long term, you should benefit from capital gains, too.
Here’s how I would invest $50,000 in dividend stocks for retirement if I were beginning my investment journey.
Top TSX dividend stocks to buy right now
Many companies pay investors a dividend, but not all of them are good bets. You need to buy shares of companies that have robust balance sheets and generate cash flows across business cycles. Additionally, the payout ratio should be sustainable, providing enough flexibility to increase dividends at a consistent pace.
Here are a few quality TSX dividend stocks you can consider buying with $50,000 right now.
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Brookfield Renewable Partners
One of the largest players in the clean energy space, Brookfield Renewable Partners (TSX:BIP.UN
The shift towards renewable energy solutions globally will be a key driver of Brookfield’s earnings in the next decade. Notably, the company expects to return at least 9% to shareholders annually in the medium term.
One of the largest banks in Canada, The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD
The uptick in interest rates is likely to result in a surge in delinquency rates, but it might also drive the bottom-line higher.
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners
A company with a diversified base of cash flows, Brookfield Infrastructure (TSX:BIP.UN
One of the largest pipeline companies in the world, Enbridge (TSX:ENB
ENB’s yield is over 6%, and it is among the most popular dividend stocks on the TSX.
A TSX stock with a forward yield of 9.8%, Fiera Capital (TSX:FSZ
The Foolish takeaway
An investment of $10,000 in each of these dividend stocks will allow investors to generate close to $3,000 in annual dividends. If these stocks are held in your TFSA, dividend payouts will be exempt from Canada Revenue Agency taxes.