Dividends4Life: 3 Low Volatility Dividend Stocks To Make Staying The Course Easier

The volatility of dividend stocks is what makes staying the course more difficult. The larger the price fluctuations, the harder it is to hold onto a stock. Think of investing in dividend growth stocks like bull riding. The longer you stay on, the better off you will be. It’s easier to ride a placid bull than an enraged one. The same is true of dividend stocks. Some have wild price fluctuations that threaten to ‘buck off’ investors who are unable to stomach large losses. Other stocks make for an easier ride – they have lower stock price volatility.

This article takes a look at 3 of the lowest volatility non-utility dividend growth stocks around to make your dividend growth journey as smooth as possible: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is the largest is the largest health care corporation in the world. The company has a market cap of $296 billion. In fact, only 6 other businesses have larger market caps than Johnson & Johnson. General Mills (GIS) offers investors above-average total returns coupled with below average stock price volatility. This is a rare combination. Most low volatility stocks (like many utilities) also have below average total returns. PepsiCo (PEP) is one of the most well-known businesses around. The company has increased its dividend payments for 43 consecutive years. This is clear evidence of stability and a strong competitive advantage.

Source: ValueWalk

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