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Retirees: These 3 “Stress-Free” Stocks May Be Boring but Pay Yields of 4-6%

Investing doesn’t have to be exciting or even fun. It just needs to make you money.

With that in mind, these three stocks won’t exactly give you goosebumps, but they will pay you a nice dividend yield of between 4% and 6% and maybe even make you a little extra coin along the way.

Rogers Sugar Inc. (TSX:RSI)

Rogers Sugar operates in the — well, you may have guessed it — the sugar industry.

Rogers Sugar is engaged in refining, packaging, and marketing of sugar products. The company produces granulated, icing, organic, and brown sugars, liquid sugars, and syrups.

Getting excited yet?

Maybe not, but the 5.84% yield should be enough to perk your ears up, particularly given the company’s relatively low payout of just 66%.

Given the low-risk nature of the sugar industry, that suggests the dividend probably won’t be going away anytime soon.

Not to mention that management has proven themselves as exemplary capital allocators.

Rogers consistently generates return on capital above 12%, which, roughly speaking, means that for every $1 you give the company, they’ll turn it into $2.

These are the types of organizations you should feel comfortable giving your hard-earned money to.

Brookfield Property Partners LP (TSX:BPY.UN)(NYSE:BPY)

Brookfield is one of the world’s leading property management companies and boasts a world-class group of real estate assets.

It’s been said many times before, but with a finite amount of real estate on the planet, there is not much doubt that, despite short-term hiccups along the way, real estate prices should be expected to trend upwards over the long term.

BPY shares pay a yield of 5.11% and, like Rogers Sugar, have a payout safely in the mid-60% range.

Not to mention that the stock currently trades below book value, which suggests investors can expect to see capital gains over the medium term if the market comes to recognize the value of the company’s assets.

Shares have gained more than 15% since the start of the year and have momentum on their side, recently hitting new all-time highs, meaning this stock makes for a timely buy.

BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE)(NYSE:BCE)

BCE has been providing Canadians with communications solutions for as long as anyone can remember.

While no one should expect to become an overnight millionaire from investing in BCE stock, it certainly is a company that you can own and not have to worry about losing any sleep.

Shares are off 6% from their highs earlier in the year, yet are still comfortably above their 200-day moving average, suggesting a good time to buy on the dip.

And don’t forget, you’ll still be getting paid a tidy 4.79% yield while you wait for the shares to appreciate.

Conclusion

Besides being “stress free,” the three stocks that make this list all come from diverse industries (consumer staples, real estate, telecommunications), meaning they can all be included in your portfolio while reducing, not increasing, the risk.

Don’t be afraid to add all three, get some yield in the process, and reduce your overall risk profile.

Stay Foolish.

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