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Legendary investor George Soros holds two dividend-paying stocks in rocky markets

As many notable investors submit their 13F SEC filings, we can better understand market sentiment by monitoring their portfolios.

With many investors divided over the direction of the market, investing in stocks with attractive betas, strong earnings and dividend yields can prove beneficial. Here are two dividend stocks that George Soros holds in Soros Fund Management.

JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM offers a dividend yield of 3.29% or $4.00 per share per year with quarterly payouts, with a remarkable record of increasing its dividends over the past 11 years. JP Morgan Chase is one of the largest and most complex financial institutions in the United States, with nearly $4 trillion in assets operating in the segments of consumer and community banking, retail banking corporate and investment, commercial banking, and asset and wealth management.

In the second quarter of 2022, Chase bought $224 million worth of its stock, and debit and credit card sales volume rose 15%, despite inflation fears.

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CME Group

CME Group Inc. CME offers a dividend yield of 1.92% or $4.00 per share per year through quarterly payments, with a reputable history of increasing its dividends over the past 13 years. CME Group operates exchanges giving investors, suppliers and businesses the ability to trade futures and derivatives based on interest rates, equity indices, foreign currencies, energy, metals and raw material.

CME Group owns a 27% stake in the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Indices LLC, making the Chicago Commercial Exchange the exclusive trading and clearing venue for S&P futures contracts.

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