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Update to the Dividend Aristocrat Model Portfolio

|Includes:ABT, ADP, AFL, ATNI, BKH, BMS, CB, CVX, ED, EMR, GPC, INTC, ITW, JNJ, KMB, KMP, Leggett & Platt Inc. (LEG), LLTC, MCD, MDT, MMM, MO, NUE, PPG, SYY, T, TROW, VVC, VZ, XOM

I updated the DA+ dividend growth model portfolio. Of the original 30 stocks in the portfolio, 9 were replaced by this rebalance.  The portfolio yield fell to 3.5% (from 4%), but the portfolio value has increased over 10% in that time, so this is not unexpected.  Whether this means the stocks are less attractive on a valuation basis is up for debate, but 3.5% is still pretty good in this environment and 1/3 of the stocks are due for a div increase in Q1.  

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Stocks: LEG, GPC, MCD, KMB, SYY, MO, XOM, CVX, KMP, AFL, CB, TROW, ABT, JNJ, MDT, EMR, MMM, ITW, ADP, LLTC, INTC, NUE, BMS, PPG, ATNI, T, VZ, ED, BKH, VVC