Dividend growth stocks—as an equity class-- have an exceptional track record for outperforming non-dividend paying stocks and non-dividend growers over time. There is a big difference between a dividend growth stock--which has a track record for consistently and consecutively raising its dividends every year, and dividend stocks that DON'T grow their dividends. Past performance should never be used to predict future results but over the thirty year period from 1986 to 2016, Dividend growth stocks provided a total return of over 13%, while the S & P 500 provided a growth rate of 9.45%, according to Ned Davis Research. Today, we'll explore two dividend growth stocks that have outperformed the S & P during both good times and bad. MASTERING MONEY is on the air!