Many investors would like to own high-yielding stocks that have very low risk. Unfortunately, in the real world, such beasts are extremely rare. The following 10 stocks currently offer the highest dividend yields in the S&P 500 index. All prices and yields are as of the market close on November 14, 2014. All data is from S&P Capital IQ.

By industry, the top yielders are a concentrated group with four telecommunication service providers, four oil and gas drillers, and two REITs.

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