Four safe dividend stocks for turbulent times

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Susan Byrne, who founded Westwood Holdings Group, an investment firm with $21 billion in assets under management, believes the market outlook remains muted for 2016 and even into 2017.

As such, she recommends clients to focus on companies with sustainable dividend payments and those that may be able to increase those payouts.

Based on her analysis, she found four stocks that fit these criteria, leading her to select these names as her top picks for the "Squaw Box" Platinum Portfolio.

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