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Forget The Past - Dividend Aristocrats Ranked by the Future

|Includes:ABT, ADM, ADP, Aflac Incorporated (AFL), APD, BCR, BDX, BMS, CB, CINF, CLX, CTAS, CTL, DOV, ECL, ED, EMR, FDO, GWW, HRL, JNJ, KMB, KO, LEG, LOW, MCD, MKC, MMM, PBI, PEP, PG, PPG, SHW, SIAL, SPGI, SWK, TGT, VFC, WBA, WMT, XOM

As dividend investors, we sometimes become so focused on past performance, especially dividend history, we forget how important the future is to investing. Since the majority of companies we invest in are stable and mature, our attention gets stuck on performance consistency, rather than future growth.

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Stocks: AFL, ABT, CB, PBI, ADM, WMT, XOM, TGT, JNJ, KMB, SPGI, BMS, CTL, VFC, ED, PEP, MMM, BDX, PPG, MCD, DOV, BCR, LOW, SWK, PG, FDO, APD, HRL, SHW, KO, WBA, MKC, GWW, CLX, LEG, CTAS, SIAL, EMR, ECL, ADP, CINF