Protect your portfolio during rough times with these dividend-growth stocks, BMO says

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, January 18, 2022.
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It's only January, but investors are already grappling with volatility, fears of higher interest rates and surging inflation. BMO Capital Markets is recommending stocks with high dividend growth to protect portfolios and boost performance.