There is a bull market in dividend stocks, so let's look at the best dividend stocks to buy now for May 2022 , states Lucas Downey of

Data helps us find the best stocks out there. Currently, some of the strongest companies in the stock market are dividend growth names. When we research potential investments, we are thinking long-term.

That's where the big money is made. That's why it's very important to understand the fundamental qualities of each stock.

Growing sales and earnings are paramount. Dividends are an added bonus. The best-of-breed dividend stocks have a rich track record of stability. Always do your own research before you invest in any stocks.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)

Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

Extra Space Storage (EXR)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

AbbVie, Inc. (ABBV)

Disclosure: Luke holds long positions in MO, EXR, and ABBV in personal and managed accounts at the time of filming. Remember this is not personal investment advice of any kind. This video is for entertainment purposes only. Our focus is to help investors make sense of markets with data.

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