In your 60s, your investment goals are likely to shift from capital accumulation to a mixture that includes more of a focus on safety and income. As you look to start living off of your nest egg, large U.S. utility Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) and consumer product giant The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) can help you make the transition to a new way of thinking about your portfolio. Here’s what you need to know about this pair of high-yielding stocks.
Boring but steady
There’s no way around it — Duke Energy is a pretty boring company. Its core business is a collection of regulated utilities that sell electricity and natural gas to a combined 9.2 million customers. In addition, the company owns midstream natural gas pipelines and a renewable-energy merchant power business. Electric utilities are the core of Duke’s operation, providing 88% of its earnings, with gas utilities and pipelines chipping in 9% and the rest coming from its merchant operations.
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