Top Stocks for Long-Term Payout Growth – Barron's

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Retirees dependant on a regular flow of income often fall into the trap of yield piggery: They buy stocks based solely on the size of their dividend yield. Instead, they need a healthy dose of green in their dividend diet.

“The concept of dividend growth is a new thing for dividend investors,” says Kian Salehizadeh, senior analyst at Reality Shares, a San Diego firm that runs a stock-rating service and sponsors a small group of exchange-traded funds. “It’s never about the yield. It’s about finding the fundamentals—the…