You’ve no doubt heard of Dividend Aristocrats, stocks in the S&P 500 that have increased their dividend for 25 consecutive years. But the true royalty among dividend stocks are the Dividend Kings. These stocks have boosted their dividends for at least 50 years in a row.
Not all Dividend Kings are worthy of holding sway in your portfolio, though. Some are quite expensive compared to their growth prospects. Others don’t have strong economic moats that protect them from the competition. Several of the Dividend Kings don’t even offer dividend yields that are very attractive.
But there are some Dividend Kings you can buy and hold forever. Five that especially stand out are…
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