Dividend stocks you really should have in your portfolio are the ones that give you high return and limited risk. No risk if you can find those would be great. How do you define low risk to no risk stocks? And is there such a thing as no risk stocks? Well that would all depend on what you kind of world you want to live in. What I mean to say is there are companies that are over one hundred years old. They have huge revenues and house hold named products. To top it all off these companies have been paying out higher and higher dividends to their investors every year for a minimum of 25 years. What... you think there can't be that many... Well there are over 130 of them. Not all are over 100 years old but most of them are over 50 years old and have great track records.
So... What is your plans for your portfolio? Trade dividend stocks and make a decent return or just buy and hold and beat the bankers. Trading dividend stocks using the dividend capturing strategy will get you some great return and if you get stuck holding on to some of these great companies.... you are still going to be making more money than your banker is willing to offer you. Take a look at the book Top Dividend Stocks and start investing in some winners.