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The 10 Best Dividend Aristocrats for 2017 and Beyond

- By Ben Reynolds

(Published Dec. 22 by Bob Ciura)

As 2016 draws to a close, it's a good time for investors to start planning for 2017. One of the best places to look for dividend growth stocks is the Dividend Aristocrats list.

The Dividend Aristocrats are companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 that have increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years.