Dividend Aristocrats are large-cap, blue-chip companies from many different industries that have all demonstrated a healthy balance between capital growth and dividend payouts. The S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index has outpaced the S&P 500 over the past decade. According to S&P, Dividend Aristocrats generated an annualized return of 16.6% over the past 10 years, topping the S & P's 15.1% return. Dividend Aristocrats are companies that have raised dividends a minimum of 25 years. Today in the Market Intel segment, we'll define the differences between Dividend Aristocrats, Champions, Contenders, Challengers, and Achievers--and reveal insights on the Black Diamond and BLUE Diamond Dividend Growth Portfolios. MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!