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23 Stocks Raising The Dividend Growth Bar

|Includes:Abbott Laboratories (ABT), BKU, BLC, CBL, CY, DE, ESV, EXL, HRS, IPHS, KMB, ORI, PWOD, SFNC, SRE, STJ, SWX, SYA, TCO, UNS, WM, WMT, WRI

Have you ever noticed those that most vehemently attack a buy-and-hold strategy really don't understand how the strategy works? They confuse a buy-and-hold strategy with day-trading with a longer duration. A true implementation of buy-and-hold includes a focus on blue-chip stocks with a sustainable advantage, along with a reasonable asset allocation framework. One sign of a blue-chip stock is a long string of dividend increases.

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Stocks: ABT, WMT, KMB, DE, WM, UNS, HRS, BLC, TCO, EXL, WRI, ORI, ESV, PWOD, SYA, SRE, BKU, SFNC, SWX, IPHS, CY, STJ, CBL