The concept of dividend growth investing is a strong and good one for investors. However, the idea of dividends often becomes an emotional one for investors who then ignore declining fundamentals in stocks and rising market risks. The end result is that people who cannot afford to take large losses often suffer life changing financial pain at a time it is hard to overcome to having no earned income.

In today's piece I point out several risk factors that retired investors should be concerned with, as well as three stocks with fundamentals that might leave those shares as higher risk than many expect. I'm not fear mongering here, I'm simply suggesting that many people would be well served reevaluating the risk in their portfolios.

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