The right time to buy a dividend growth stock is widely debated. No investor wants to feel like they are over paying for a stock, yet mega cap dividend aristocrats like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Procter &Gamble (PG) and AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) are widely sought after. These stocks are attractive because of their dividend and stable gains. To add insult to injury, the nine year bull market has stock valuations at an all time high. This leaves investors who want to buy these stocks with two fundamental options: hold onto your cash and wait for the market to correct, or invest today and pray said correction does not occur anytime soon. The risk of the former is your cash potentially stays stagnant for years and you miss out on gains, while the issue with the latter is the market could crash tomorrow and you'd be in the red. Neither option sounds ideal and accurately timing future market moves is near impossible.
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