Dividends4Life: What To Do When A Stock Fails To Raise Its Dividend

I hate to sell a dividend growth stock. When I buy a stock, my intention is to hold it forever and enjoy its ever-growing dividend income. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way. Sometimes a things change and the stock no longer fits my criteria for inclusion in my income portfolio. It could be a company that cuts its dividend or in some cases freezes its dividend (fails to raise its dividend at the appointed time). Let's take a look at a two-step process designed to help us determine if we should sell a stock after a dividend freeze.

Does The Stock Still Meet Our Investment Criteria? Investing in dividend growth stocks is about about building a reliable income stream that increases each year. When an investment stops raising its dividend, it is no longer providing the future income growth required by my dividend growth portfolio. The stock may still be a good value, but my dividend portfolio’s primary objective is ever-increasing dividend income, not...

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