Description:Â Companies that regularly increase their dividend payments are often steady stock picks, according to Don Taylor, manager of Franklin Rising Dividends Fund, who talks with MarketWatch’s Jonathan Burton about the stocks that meet his investment criteria.
Source:Â Marketwatch.com â€“ video report
Questions for discussion:
- Summarize the thinking about growth, dividends and yields?
- Why is growth in dividends so important to investors as well as to financial managers?
- Why would a growing dividends policy have been â€œgoodâ€ for Microsoft?
- Why has this policy been â€œgoodâ€ for IBM?