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Turn on the television, listen to the radio or check your mailbox these days and you’ll notice that we’re all being inundated. And we’re not talking about offers for cheap credit or the latest calorie bomb from your local burger joint. Political advertising is once again ramping up. This can only mean one thing: It’s election season once again.

And while the midterm elections may not have all the pomp and circumstance that the presidential election carries, they are extremely important. Especially so for investors.

Believe or not, the direction and outcome of the midterm elections have had a significant impact on how the market performs in the quarters after. And given the issues being brought forward in this year, the midterms could provide for some hefty volatility indeed.

Use the Dividend Screener to find high-quality value dividend stocks based upon 16 parameters. For instance, you can create a list like this to explore domestic stocks that increased their dividends by more than 25 consecutive years. You can then download the screener result into a searchable spreadsheet to perform custom analysis. Stocks with the highest DARS ratings are Dividend.com’s current recommendations to investors.

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