I'm a widow who is trying to maximize my portfolio thru dividend investing. I'm long, but watch my investments. About 80% of my portfolio is in US global companies, As of Nov 2013 my current long positions are: JNJ,KMB, PG, AFL, MCD, KRFT, PSX, KMP, KMI, OHI, O, SO, NWE, LMT, COP, DE F, KO, GIS,T, MO ABBV, WMT, CSX, EMR and some legacy Ginnie Maes all paying between 5 and 6.5%. Sold FCISX and waiting for pull back to add to some positions. Dividends all dripping, but annual dividend income up over 12% yoy...... Happy girl
The author is an independent stock investor interested in researching value, growth and GARP stocks from a buy and hold (but monitor) perspective. The author's sectors of interest include airlines, automobiles, banking, chemicals, oil and gas, real estate and technology.
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Bob is retired from a career in law enforcement including more than 20 years as an instructor of Investigative Interviewing. He is a Dividend Growth investor using dividend yield from low beta stocks for income and preservation of capital. Bob has self managed his portfolio since early in 2011. He hopes to encourage discussion among those already in retirement and receiving income from their portfolios.
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Here's a copy of ours:: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2426965-our-retirement-portfolio-business-plan-legacy-edition-part-two
A list of Dividend Growth Safety Superstars for the past decade is available here: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2255863-a-review-of-the-dividend-safety-superstars