The appeal for high-dividend stocks is growing rapidly as market turmoil and rising inflation show no signs of easing. Most on Wall Street expect a bumpy road, if not negative, returns to be low, as the central bank raises interest rates sharply to counter rising prices at the risk of slowing the economy. During such turbulent times, stocks that pay large dividends can provide yield-hungry investors a relatively stable source of income and protect long-term purchasing power. Dividend is a part of the earnings of the company which is paid to the shareholders. High dividend paying stocks were ignored for years as growth stocks took center stage with dramatic price increases. Now, some of Wall Street’s biggest investors such as Warren Buffett, Leon Cooperman and David Einhorn have found high dividend-yielding stocks in their portfolios as they sought stability in a market catastrophe. Energy companies often have high-dividend yields. The sector is the only group in the green in the year, with a 24% rally due to rising oil prices. Chevron, a major stake in Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio, pays a 4.1% dividend at the end of the first quarter. In comparison, the S&P 500 pays 1.7%, according to FactSet. Buffett’s group also owns Kraft Heinz and US Bancorp which distribute 4% to investors. Another energy name, Suncor, was in Third Point’s Dan Loeb’s portfolio at the end of the first quarter. The company pays a 4.7% dividend, which is more than twice that of the S&P 500. Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman previously told CNBC that energy stocks were cheap compared to commodity prices. The president and CEO of the Omega Family Office owns several high-dividend stocks, including Devon Energy, Cotera Energy, Energy Transfer and Pioneer Natural Resources, some of which pay up to 8% in dividends. Cooperman said he expects either a hike in oil prices or the Fed’s aggressive tightening will push the US economy into recession next year, and that could mean a 40% drop from peak to trough for the S&P 500. Is.