Rolling Out the 2018 Mid Cap Dividend Growers Portfolio

Today I roll out the 2018 Mid Cap Dividend Growers Portfolio, following fairly decent performance by last year's vintage. The idea was to assemble a group of names in an area of the market that I don't pay a lot of attention to (mid-caps) using an investment concept (dividend growth) that I've been enamored with and have written about for years.

Keep in mind that this concept is not about generating a high yield per se, but rather growing dividend payouts to shareholders, and having the capability of continuing to do so in the future. Shareholders can decide what to do with those dividends, either reinvest them in additional shares, or receive in cash, which is one reason many investors like dividends; as the old saying goes "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." Companies that can increase their dividends display a level of confidence, and it comes with some built-in checks and balances. To knowingly raise dividends to the point that they may not be sustainable is foolish; stocks are often battered in cases where dividends are reduced or eliminated....245 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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