Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Searching For A Dividend Growth Utility Stock

I have been a dividend growth investor for over eight years now. Over those years, I have slowly allocated a diverse portfolio that is spread out among the major sectors, except for one. I have yet to invest in any utility stocks. Now this may come as a shock to other dividend growth investors as utility stocks have been a cornerstone for many dividend portfolios.

Utility stocks have a long history of paying dividends to their shareholders. This is because what they provide (electricity, water, gas) are always in need, despite what the economy is doing. These stocks tend to have stable, predictable, and secure cash flows. And their stocks are typically less volatile vs. the overall market (low beta).  READ MORE

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