This Is Why I Include Apple In My Income Portfolio Despite Its 1.5% Dividend Yield

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by: Arturo Neto, CFA
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Arturo Neto, CFA
Registered investment advisor, REITs, dividend growth investing, portfolio strategy

Portfolios with too much of a specific type of investment are probably not well diversified, even if it consists entirely of "good" investments.

A portfolio that generates roughly 4% in dividends can likely be enough to minimize or prolong the need to sell shares to fund expenses.

A portfolio consisting of both high and low yielding stocks may provide better total returns in the long-run and be less volatile.

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