Three stages of dividend growth
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In my studies of dividend stocks, I have uncovered three stages of dividend growth. These stages include initial growth, mature growth and decline. Understanding at what stage your income producing security falls in could be indicative of whether you make money with dividend paying stocks or you lose your shirt.

The initial stage is when a company has finally initiated a dividend policy. The first dividend payments are rather low in proportion to earnings, which typically leads to small yields in the beginning.

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