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101 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond

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Dependable dividend stocks that routinely grow their payouts are welcome in any environment. But they seem especially attractive nowadays.

Stock market volatility is back with a vengeance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went from powering ahead to an all-time high of 26,828 on Oct. 3 to losing 8% in the span of about three weeks. These kinds of rocky markets tend to give investors motion sickness. But they can add a dose of Dramamine to their portfolios – in the form of reliable dividend-growth stocks.

“Dividend growers, which tend to be quality companies, have generally shown greater resilience in unsteady markets and could address concerns about dividend stocks in a rising-rate environment,” write Tianyin Cheng, director of strategy and ESG Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices; and Vinit Srivastava, head of strategy and ESG indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “This argument applies to not only to the U.S. large-cap space, but it also extends to small- and mid-cap segments and international markets.”

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Dividend stocks – both at home and abroad – with long track records of rock-solid rising payments tend to generate superior returns over long periods of time and can help investors weather shorter periods of market turbulence.

This is a look at the most reliable long-term dividend stocks in the world. Dubbed the “Dividend Aristocrats,” they have raised dividends for at least five straight years (Canadian firms), 10 years (E.U.-based firms) or 25 years (U.S. companies). Such stocks provide reliable and rising income streams – and a sense of security that will help you sleep better at night. We’ve listed them here alphabetically; take a look.

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Data is as of Oct. 28, 2018, unless otherwise noted. Dividend history based on company information and S&P data. Companies are listed in alphabetical order. U.S. and Canadian dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent quarterly payout and dividing by the share price. European yields represent the trailing 12-month yield, which is a standard measure for international stocks. Dollar figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

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