American Water Works, Microsoft, And American Tower Are Unlikely Dividend Champs

Ugh. The broad market remains in limbo, with most investors tacitly aware that valuation is a real problem but also well aware that frothy valuations haven't stymied the buying effort yet.

If you're as tired of the back-and-forth drama as much as I am (which is very much so), you can do what I'm about to do: Step into some good dividend-paying names with my idle money and let whatever's in the cards run its course.

And as usual, I've come up with some dividend stocks that are anything but the usual suspects. Here are my top three picks, in no particular order.


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