When looking for the best dividend stocks, one can start with the Dividend Kings, a group of just 45 stocks that have all increased their dividends for at least 50 consecutive years. That level of dividend longevity makes these high-yield stocks highly appealing for dividend growth investors.
The Dividend Kings are also appealing for retirees because of their ability to withstand recessions. Only companies that can continue to raise their dividends through even the worst recessions become Dividend Kings.
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