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Two months ago we captured the dividend choices according to Miriam Reimer of TheStreet.com, We entered the ten choices into our system and then compared it with a balanced portfolio of Dividend producing ETFs for comparison.

The stock selection was:

Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ)
Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:SLW)
Oracle (NYSE:ORCL)
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB)
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Walmart (NYSE:WMT)
Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS)
Bank NY Mellon (NYSE:BK)
Gold Corp (NYSE:GG)
Proctor and Gamble (NYSE:PG)

We entered these funds into our system and then compared it with a balanced portfolio of Dividend producing ETFs.

Asset Fund in this portfolio
REAL ESTATE ICF (iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors)
CASH CASH
FIXED INCOME TIP (iShares Barclays TIPS Bond)
Emerging Market VWO (Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock ETF)
US EQUITY DVY (iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index)
US EQUITY VIG (Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF)
INTERNATIONAL EQUITY IDV (iShares Dow Jones Intl Select Div Idx)
High Yield Bond HYG (iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd)
INTERNATIONAL BONDS EMB (iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets Bond)
April Portfolio Performance Comparison
Portfolio/Fund Name 1Yr AR 1Yr Sharpe 3Yr AR 3Yr Sharpe 5Yr AR 5Yr Sharpe
The Street`s 10 Dividend Stocks 19% 99% 5% 15% 4% 8%
Retirement Income ETFs Strategic Asset Allocation Moderate 11% 84% 3% 17% 5% 24%
Retirement Income ETFs Tactical Asset Allocation Moderate 6% 51% 9% 73% 10% 64%
June Portfolio Performance Comparison
Portfolio/Fund Name 1Yr AR 1Yr Sharpe 3Yr AR 3Yr Sharpe 5Yr AR 5Yr Sharpe
P The Street`s 10 Dividend Stocks 9% 51% 2% 7% 2% 4%
Retirement Income ETFs Strategic Asset Allocation Moderate 13% 136% 4% 18% 5% 25%
Retirement Income ETFs Tactical Asset Allocation Moderate 8% 87% 10% 78% 11% 79%


Full Data

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Despite the stocks being high quality, there is a precipitous drop in the value of the of the portfolio -- especially over the last month. If this was your only portfolio, this would be a pretty scary ride. With a set of recommendations, it's easy to be caught up with recent performance but this one seems to have real volatility problems. We will keep tracking this and see whether it bounces back.

Disclosure: We do not have any business relationship with the company or companies mentioned in this article. It does not set up their retirement plans. The performance data of portfolios mentioned above are obtained through historical simulation and are hypothetical.

Source: The Street's 10 Dividend Stocks Reviewed After Two Months