Canada's Best Dividend Growth Stocks for 2017 (and Beyond)

(This is a guest contribution from The Financial Canadian.)Throughout this post I will be providing investment research. However, this research is not valid without the assumption that readers will be investing with a long-term horizon (meaning a minimum of three years).“The single greatest edge an investor can have is a long-term orientation.” – Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio)Long-term systematic investing is extremely important. Investors can lose out on outstanding long-term returns by trading too often. With a short-term horizon, we are subject to the whims of the market and investor psychology.“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” – Benjamin GrahamOver the long run, however, better businesses outperform the overall market. This is especially true in the world of dividend growth investing. Reinvesting those dividend payments results in a snowball of compound earnings that can eventually grow …