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Watch out: These 4 large-cap stocks yielding over 5% could help you retire RICH

When the S&P ASX All Ordinaries Index (ASX: ^AORD) is within striking distance of setting a new multi-year high, investors always have that niggling feeling that the market might correct. It’s natural to feel all good things must come to an end at some point. Foolish investors, on the other hand, look forward to corrections and sell-offs because they can offer good bargains and greater dividend yields.

Earlier I wrote on stocks that could possibly double in five years, but a great portfolio also should have tried and true dividend stocks that keep income steady and growing come good year or bad. I have four large-cap stocks with dividend yields over 5% that can stand the test of time and help you retire rich.

—   Sydney Airport Holdings Ltd (ASX: SYD) owns and operates the Sydney Airport and is the kind of long-term infrastructure stock that may make an income foundation for your future. It has a 5.3% yield unfranked and its past five-year total shareholder return was around an average 20% annually.

—   Although not the strongest Big Four bank in total shareholder return in the past five years, National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX: NAB) does have the highest yield amongst the four currently at 5.8%. Well known for business banking, when the economy is growing at a higher rate, its advantage should shine then.

—   Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) is one strong company that I really like for solid income and long-term growth. Supplying Asia’s energy needs will keep business flowing. The $34 billion company is buying into new oil and gas development regions like Africa, and is also looking for other investments in South East Asia to keep its growth profile up. It has a 5.6% yield fully franked.

—   Lastly, who could go past Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (ASX: CCL) with its 5.4% partially franked yield and great competitive advantages for long-term growth. You can imagine Australians drinking Coke 20-30 years from now, so you could also imagine over that many years how this company could grow itself. Recently dropping in share price due to a poor earnings update, this kind of temporary setback opens up a potentially good buying opportunity for long range investing.

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Each of the companies mentioned above have the potential to deliver steady and rewarding returns over the years as you approach retirement. I have them on my watchlist, ready for any sell-off or market silliness that may come.

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Motley Fool contributor Darryl Daté-Shappard does not own shares in any company mentioned. 

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