Dividends4Life: Let these dividend stocks work for you over the long term

Stocks that raise their dividend meaningfully every year will make you a lot of money over the long haul… provided they continue to boost their payouts, of course. Studies by two global investment heavyweights, BlackRock (BLK) and GMO, have shown that 90% of U.S. equity returns over the past 100 years have been thanks to dividends and dividend growth.

Ned Davis Research also conducted its own 43-year study on stock returns (from January 1972 through December 2014). The conclusion? Dividend payers are good… but dividend growers are great. Stocks that paid a growing dividend delivered double-digit returns and outpaced steady dividend payers by nearly one-third. 3 Dividends That’ll Keep Growing For Decades: Hormel Foods (HRL), Nucor (NUE) and AT&T (T).

Source: InvestorPlace

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