Earnings season is upon us, as many of the world's largest and most influential corporations are turning in their quarterly report cards. Earnings season can make the stock market feel like a casino more than anything else, because investors who demand outperformance every single quarter are focused on the short term.
Long-term investors focus on buying high-quality dividend stocks trading at fair or better prices. These are stocks like the 50 Dividend Aristocrats, which have 25 or more years of increased dividend payments.
Let's look at four rock-solid dividend growth stocks that are good buys regardless of short-term earnings season mania...