Dividend Growth: This Year’s List of Aristocrats

An article in the Motley Fool defines and provides this year’s list of Dividend Aristocrats—companies in the S&P 500 that have paid  and increased their base dividends every year for at least 25 consecutive years. Of the 57 companies listed, those with the longest record of dividend growth include 3M, Coca Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble, all of which have increased dividends for 56 consecutive years. Cincinnati Financial touted the… Read More

Dividend Growth and Dividend Yield Strategies

Dividend growth and dividend yield-focused investing approaches, two of the most popular, are not actually separate strategies, according to a recent article in Barron’s. Dividend growth, the article explains, focuses on companies with the ability to grow payouts over time (notwithstanding the relative appeal of the current yield), while a dividend yield strategy targets currently high-yielding stocks with less emphasis on future payout growth potential. The article argues that the approaches of various asset managers… Read More