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Ep. 26 | The Silent Factor in Investing

February 29, 2024

We often refer to dividend increases as “the silent factor.” Why? Because dividend growth garners small attention among most investors. It can almost go unnoticed, seldom making headlines despite its importance. Most typically, dividend increases are quiet, if not silent, working their influence in relatively small measures that add up greatly over time.

In this episode, we sit down with John Crawford, III, our firm’s founder, to discuss why the silent factor is so important and how dividend increases add up over time, compounding under the surface to the shareholders benefit. In addition to being available on our website, we are pleased that our podcasts are available on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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