In 2012, with interest rates at record lows, the savings
accounts of old just don't make sense. That's especially true if
you're going to rely on them as income when you get older.
That's where "
" come in. To earn this regal name, companies listed on the S&P
500 must have increased their
every year for at least the past 25 years.
These stocks weathered the GreatRecession without blinking. The
first dot-com crash? No problem. Whatever the financial calamity,
these companies have soldiered along, increasing their dividend
payouts every single year.
How? They have stable, reliable business models. They are typically
solid money makers. No creative
needed here. This makes these stocks an ideal choice for retirees
who are looking for stable, reliable income in their golden years.
With that in mind, StreetAuthority's analyst Melvin Pasternak,
Ph.D., picked out the best of the best dividend aristocrat stocks
in a recent five-part series.
To see what he's chosen, click on the links below....
Stock No. 1:
From tissues to diapers to feminine hygiene products and beyond,
chances are good that you've used
this global paper company's products
in your home. The company's powerful brands have allowed it to
raise its dividends for 39 straight years.
Stock No. 2:
Dividend increases for 55 straight years. That's the longest streak
of the five stocks we're featuring. This
powerhouse electric company
has been around since 1892 and paid off for investors for decades.
Stock No. 3:
Many offices around the world rely on this
behind-the-scenes services to keep things working smoothly.
Meanwhile, consumers have been able to rely on the company for
dividend growth for 38 years running.
Stock No. 4:
This agricultural processor
has billed itself as "the supermarket to the world." It has grown
its dividends for 37 years straight.
Stock No. 5:
discount store operation
has a dramatically different
than the other four companies on our list. But when it comes to
consistently increasing dividends, it has shown that it can keep up
with most anyone.
-- Brad Briggs
Brad Briggs does not personally hold positions in any securities
mentioned in this article. StreetAuthority LLC does not hold
positions in any securities mentioned in this article.