Earlier this month I checked up on the overall dividend growth rate for my portfolio and you can find that article here. I like to take quarterly or annual looks at the organic dividend growth rate for my portfolio to get a "big picture" view of how the companies I own performed in regards to dividend growth as a whole. I was quite pleased with my portfolio since the overall, 1-year, 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year organic dividend growth rates were all above 11%, except the 5-year at 9.88%.
I don't expect to be able to keep an average 10% growth rate for decades on end, unless I want to constantly change my portfolio around, which would trigger capital gains taxes. It's encouraging to see the growth rates well above my projection of 5% organic growth so there's a built in margin of safety in my projections. A dividend growth rate higher than my 5% level would allow me to reach my crossover point sooner.
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