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Getting Started With Dividend Growth Investing

Dividend growth investing is a style or approach to investing that involves investing (or becoming a business owner) in companies that have a history of increasing their dividends every year over extended periods. Dividend growth investing works like a divining rod -- it has a habit of finding future earnings power. It finds companies that have a history of earnings growth that stands behind the growing dividends. We should remember that dividends are always nothing more than the return of profits to shareholders. If there are no profits, and typically growing profits, there can be no growing dividends. In the end, the success of this investing style comes down to the earnings power.

This article provides more info on the extent that dividend growers have beaten the broader market index. The total return history is nothing short of spectacular. Perhaps the most famous group of dividend growers is the Dividend… Read More …