It’s a great start to the year for stocks, which is up almost 7% in the first quarter.
Cyclicals and deep value blue-chips are up even more, 11% for value, and as much as 40% for dividend champions and aristocrats like Polaris, Altria, and National Fuel Gas.
However, those seeking to double their money in the next five years via dividend aristocrats still have great options available.
Specifically, three red hot dividend aristocrats all offer the right combination of quality, safety, valuation, and growth necessary to achieve 100+% total returns over the next five years. That’s at least 3X the expected return of the S&P 500.
It’s always a market of stocks, not a stock market. That’s true for dividend aristocrats, ultra-SWANs, ESG rock-stars, hyper-growth tech, or whatever your investing preference. All that’s required to achieve a rich retirement is sufficient savings and a disciplined application of financial science.