Submitted by Dividends4Life on Mon, 2019-10-21 12:57
Dividend stocks are sometimes referred to as defensive stocks since many investors flee to them in an economic downturn. Their dividends, if sustainable, provide a minimum level of positive return. This cushions the downward pressure from the market. Better yet, great dividend companies not only sustain their dividends in a downturn - they actually raise them.
Below are several stocks displaying confidence in the future by increasing their cash dividends: