9 Stocks That Have Grown Their Dividend for a Decade

A rising dividend is the holy grail for income investors, but it's not always easy to find 

Annalisa Esposito 24 February, 2020 | 10:09AM

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Investing in companies that pay dividends has obvious attractions, but the holy grail for income investors is a firm that increases its payout to shareholders year-on-year.

A growing dividend can have a powerful effect on an investment over the long-term for a number of reasons. Firstly, if a dividend increases each year it helps the income you receive keep pace with the rising cost of living. An income of £100 from an investment in the first year might sound great but if it doesn't increase, then the buying power of that £100 will be eroded away by inflation over the years. 

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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