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13 Dividend Stocks And 3 ETFs To Balance Your Asset Allocation

|Includes:ABBV, ABT, CAH, CINF, Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL), ERIE, JNJ, KMB, KO, MCY, MDT, PEP, PG, VNQ, VOX, VPU

If you want to lower the risk of your income portfolio and position yourself to increase returns, you can not ignore asset allocation. Many dividend investors loaded up on banks and other high-yield financials, only to see their portfolios collapse along with the financial markets in 2008-2009. So what can you do to protect your portfolio from stock and sector specific declines? Here are some of the steps I take to help protect my portfolio...

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Stocks: CL, KO, PEP, PG, KMB, ERIE, CINF, MCY, ABT, ABBV, CAH, JNJ, MDT, VPU, VNQ, VOX