No matter what happens to the markets in the near term, it helps to own top consumer brands that are strong financially and pay regular dividends to shareholders. The markets have a long history of growing in value, but the occasional bear market can make that extra dividend income in your portfolio extra valuable. If you're looking to boost your portfolio's average yield, three Motley Fool contributors believe Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN), and Home Depot (NYSE: HD) would make solid choices right now.
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Starbucks (SBUX) closed the most recent trading day at $92, moving -0.8% from the previous trading session.