Dividend Aristocrats are companies which have not only PAID but have RAISED their dividends a minimum of 25 consecutive years, or longer. In 2008 when the S & P 500 fell by 37%, the group of stocks WITHIN the S & P 500 known as the Dividend Aristocrats, only fell by 22%. Dividends make a concrete difference in your investments because they aren’t speculation, they are cash on the barrelhead paid to you every quarter. The difference can be seen over time. According to Standard and Poors, Dividend Aristocrats generated an annualized return of 16.6% over the past 10 years, topping the S & P 500’s 15.1% return. Today in the Market Intel segment, we’ll define the differences between Dividend Aristocrats, Dividend Champions, and Dividend Achievers–all part of the Black Diamond and BLUE Diamond Dividend Growth Portfolios, and Steve will outline how to incorporate dividend stocks into a well-managed portfolio. Don’t miss it… MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!