Today we’re going to rank the longest-lasting dividends on the planet – five stocks that have written checks to shareholders for at least a century.
Dividends don’t get more secure than that.
Think about what the world was like in 1917. The United States was in the midst of World War I. Girl Scout cookies and Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars were in their infancy. And the Dow Jones Industrial Average made several attempts on the 100 mark.
Since then, the United States has suffered 16 recessions and a pair of depressions, including the granddaddy of them all, the Great Depression of 1929-1933.…