Dividends4Life: Big-Name Dividend Stocks Crushing The S&P 500

Big-Name Dividend Stocks Crushing The S&P 500

Posted by D4L | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | | 0 comments »

Most every investor has a benchmark they are trying to beat. For many investors, that benchmark is the S&P 500. It is easily followed and can be directly invested in via many different index funds such as SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) and Vanguard 500 Index Inv (VFINX). After several years of out-performing the S&P 500, many dividend income oriented portfolios have under-performed in 2012. The old adage that trees don't grow to the sky certainty holds true.

Obviously, that is not to say that all dividend growth stocks have under-performed. If we look carefully we can find some gems that have performed quite well so far this year. Below are several multi-billion dollar dividend stocks that have out-performed the S&P 500 this year through August 31, 2012...

Source: Dividend Growth Stocks

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