There’s never been a bad time for safe dividend investments. Income-generating securities give investors returns without having to sell stock, which goes hand-in-hand with the concept of long-term investing. The energy sector is full of tempting high-yielding dividend stocks, many of which are anything but safe.
Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) has spent the last five years turning its business around, transforming itself into a safe dividend stock that currently yields over 7%. Here’s a look at why Kinder Morgan is a different company than it used to be, and why it could be worth investing in now.