The Dividend Kings List Keeps Expanding
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Many income investors are aware of the Dividend Achievers, Dividend Champions and Dividend Aristocrats stock lists of dividend growth stocks. These lists typically focus on companies which have raised dividends for at least 10 or 25 years in a row. There exists another list of dividend growth stocks however, every one of which has managed to boost distributions for at least fifty consecutive years. This is particularly interesting, since this period covered several recessions, a few oil shocks and one embargo, a few wars, inflation and a lot of change in the global economy. These companies not only managed to prosper during that tumultuous period, by adapting and embracing change, but also did not forget to reward their loyal shareholders with a dividend raise. For at least 50 consecutive years that is.

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