Brett Owens, Contrarian Outlook

2 “Dead Money” Dividend Aristocrats to Avoid (and 2 to Buy Instead)

Wall Street’s supposedly elite group of stocks that have increased their annual payouts every year for at least a quarter-century — the Dividend Aristocrats — are peddled by advisers and pundits alike as supreme plays for income portfolios. And sure, a select few of them are (we’ll discuss two today). But a whole lot more of them are simply “dead money”, such as these two…