Dividend safety matters more than ever today. And we can’t take the continued presence of a payout for granted, either. There are still shoes waiting to drop on dividends that are widely thought to be “secure.”
But how do we verify dividend safety?
The answer is simple: We look for stocks that are throwing cash at shareholders like it’s no big deal. By “following the money” we’ll also find shares that are:
- On pace to double their dividends every few years, with
- The safest dividends to boot.
The conventional wisdom says you can trust companies with entrenched, long-growing dividends because they have a reputation to uphold.… Read more