Dividend Aristocrats are large-cap, blue-chip companies from many different industries that have all demonstrated a healthy balance between capital growth and dividend payouts. The S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index has outpaced the S&P 500 over the past decade. According to S&P, Dividend Aristocrats generated an annualized return of 16.6% over the past 10 years, topping the S & P’s 15.1% return. Dividend Aristocrats are companies that have raised dividends a minimum of 25 years. Today in the Market Intel segment, we’ll define the differences between Dividend Aristocrats, Champions, Contenders, Challengers, and Achievers–and reveal insights on the Black Diamond and BLUE Diamond Dividend Growth Portfolios. MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!