BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- In spite of the negative tenor that stocks have shown investors in 2011, it's been a strong year for dividend stocks. That may seem surprising, but the statistics do a better job of telling the whole story: While the S&P 500 is down 3.3% on the year as I write, the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index has already generated positive gains of 4.79%.You read that right. Investing in a portfolio of stable dividends would have produced positive gains that knocked flight to quality investments, like treasuries, out of the water.
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