Why Dividend Growth Investing Works Modest Money12 Comments

By Ben Reynolds with Sure Dividend

Dividend growth investing is not for everyone.  It is a specific style of investing that focuses on finding high quality businesses that have the ability to increase dividend payments year after year.  Dividend growth companies increase investors passive income as the company grows.  Dividend growth investing generally appeals to long term investors who see the benefit of a steadyily rising passive income.

There is a select group of dividend paying companies that have paid increasing dividends for 25 or more years in a row.  These businesses have proven they have a durable competitive advantage that allows them to grow revenue, earnings, and dividends year after year.  Many of these businesses are household names; companies like Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo have all paid out increasing dividends well over 25 years in a row.

Do Dividend Aristocrats Outperform?

The Dividend Aristocrat Index is comprised of businesses with 25 or more years of consecutive dividend increases and that meet certain size and liquidity requirements.  The index has historically outperformed the S&P 500 by an average of 2.29 percentage points each year over the last decade.  Surprisingly, the outperformance came with a reduction in risk.  The Dividend Aristocrat Index…

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