May 9, 2016
4 Top Blue Chip Dividend Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever
With the presumptive candidates for the presidential election in place, one thing investors now need to contemplate is what stocks will do better under a Clinton or a Trump presidency. One thing is for sure, there will be plenty of fireworks before election day on November 8, and the smart thing to do is steer your portfolio toward stocks that will do well regardless of who is the ultimate winner.
With that in mind, we screened the Merrill Lynch research database for dividend paying stocks rated Buy, that have shown long-term success, and have consistently raised their dividends and returned cash to shareholders. We found four that make the list that are outstanding choices.
Let's look closer those Merrill Lynch's four stocks...