NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- One of the most compelling presentations I saw at this past May's Value Investing Congress was on the benefits of dividend growth and the power of combining dividends with share buybacks, the brainchild of Advisory Research's Bruce Zessar and Matthew Swaim.Now, I've long been a proponent of the notion that increasing dividends may be a better measure of a company's success, health and future prospects than earnings alone. I also believe that increasing dividends demonstrates management's confidence in the business.
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