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10 Low-Risk Dividend Stocks for a Volatile Market

MILLBURN, N.J. ( Stockpickr) -- Last September, when we were in the midst of an earlier round of European sovereign and bank debt panic, I introduced a portfolio of 10 Low-Volatility Stocks for a Rising Volatility Environment, which included such stocks as Procter & Gamble (PG) and Wal-Mart (WMT).

The two criteria for inclusion in the portfolio were one-year historical volatility less than that of the S&P 500 and current dividend yields in excess of that of the S&P 500.

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Once again, we are in the middle of a European centric credit crisis. The global stock markets have fallen, and volatilities have surged for the S&P 500 to levels not experienced since the fourth quarter of last year.

With that in mind, I have selected 10 more stocks that meet the same criteria. (As of the day I ran the search, the one-year realized volatility for the S&P 500 was 23.4%, and the index' dividend yield was 2.1%.)

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Vector Group

Vector Group (VGR) operates two very disparate businesses. First is the tobacco business, through both the Liggett Group and Vector Tobacco. Vector's cigarette businesses are the fifth leading producer of cigarettes in the U.S. Furthermore, the company was the first to settle with the US Government on tobacco litigation.

The other business is New Valley, a real estate business that also owns a 50% interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, the largest real estate brokerage company in New York City.
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