The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, and Austin Smith, consumer goods editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, they talk about how dividend aristocrats are companies that have increased dividend payouts for at least the last 25 years. AT&T is the most compelling addition (and largest, by absolute dividend payout amount). The wireless company has a virtual duopoly with Verizon, and with its fat cash balance, it won't be going anywhere anytime soon.