Sometimes you just want to see data in a chart. It is easier to see the trend for data using a visual. Buyupside has a very easy-to-use dividend chart maker. All you need to get the chart is the ticker symbol of the stock you want to explore. Unfortunately, this tool only works for stocks like Microsoft (MSFT) or AT&T (T). It won’t give you a chart for an ETF like VYM.

Some investors might avoid a stock like MSFT because the yield is currently 1.36%. However, Microsoft is growing and as it grows the board of directors has increased the dividend. Don’t chase dividend yield at the expense of business growth. A lower yield is only one factor in the equation.

AT&T has a long history of dividend increases.