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The Franklin Rising Dividends Fund: Where Dividend Growth Trumps Current Yield

2016-09-18 18_40_15-Morguefile free photographs for commercial use“The idea is not to worry so much about current dividend yields, but to try to find good stocks to buy, based on dividend growth potential.” This is the underlying principle of the Franklin Rising Dividends Fund, which is the subject of today’s article. The Franklin Rising Dividends Fund screens for companies that have a long history of big dividend increases, with its average holding having 26 consecutive years of increases. To read more about this fund – including its specific screening process, its top 10 holdings and its performance relative to the S&P 500 – CLICK HERE.