Long Live the New Dividend Kings

At Investing Daily’s Utility Forecaster, the dividend is paramount. Although we focus on stocks that offer strong dividend growth, our subscribers always want more—and we do, too.

Indeed, one recurring request is to list the number of consecutive years that each company has boosted its dividend.

Of course, this suggest that subscribers are likely already familiar with the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats. These are the elite companies that have boosted their payouts every year for at least 25 consecutive years.

And now they’re looking for other companies with similar records. If only stock-picking were that simple!

While the Dividend Aristocrats have produced enviable returns in some cases, that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily fundamentally superior to their peer or buys at current prices.

Nevertheless, in the next issue of Income Without Borders, which will be published on Sunday, we’ll list the Dividend Aristocrats in Utility Forecaster’s coverage universe.

And we’ll also introduce you to the Dividend Kings that we track. These are companies that have boosted their payouts every year for at least 50 consecutive years.

Then, we’ll consider how we can take a good thing and make it even better. That’s right: We’ll be redefining what it means to be dividend royalty.