Dividend stocks have been have been sharing profits with investors for over 400 years. It may be difficult for some to comprehend but it is true. The stock market as we know it today has been around since 1602, the first stock offered to investors was the VOC. The VOC was better known as The Dutch East India Shipping Company. The VOC ruled the seas for 198 years before succumbing to corruption and mismanagement. How the VOC did set precedence with paying out dividends to its investors and many companies followed suit.
Yes the first stock available to the public was dividend paying stocks and ever since then the investing public has loved receiving their fair share of profits. This week we are looking at 5 companies that have been increasing their dividend pay outs every year for over 25 years.
Companies like CL, CLX, VSEC, ACE, RY and a few more make this list for this week. Come check out our weekly list and see what stocks you should be looking at.
Just out of high school I decided to be self employed, after running a successful manufacturing business I had a problem of making more money than I knew what to do with. I started investing, after 23 years of investing I now want to share my strategy with a select few that want an extra edge in their own investing.