How I Built A $1 Million High-Yield Retirement Portfolio With 6 Dividend Blue Chips

Jul. 16, 2022 10:00 AM ETBTI, EDV, ENB, MO, QQQM, SCHD, ENB:CA294 Comments

Summary

  • Isaac Newton was a genius who lost millions in the South Sea bubble, and my uncle is a genius who just lost $1 million in the crypto crash.
  • But costly investment mistakes don't have to sink your rich retirement goals if you learn from your mistakes and trust the world's best dividend blue chips.
  • I recently helped guide my uncle in constructing his optimal sleep well at night high-yield, low-volatility dividend growth retirement portfolio.
  • QQQM, SCHD, EDV, ENB, BTI, and MO are what make up his ZEUS Income Growth portfolio, which yields a very safe 4.3%, and has 10.1% long-term return potential.
  • In the Great Recession, this portfolio fell 16%, half as much as a 60/40. In the Pandemic, it fell 6%, half as much as a 60/40. In this bear market, it's down 14% vs 17% for a 60/40. All while offering 3X the yield, and 2X the safe withdrawal rate.
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Even some of the smartest people can make foolish financial decisions.

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people." - Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton revolutionized physics but also is famous for losing

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My goal is to help all people learn how to harness the awesome power of dividend growth investing to achieve their financial dreams and enrich their lives.


With 24 years of investing experience, I've learned what works and more importantly, what doesn't, when it comes to building long-term wealth and safe and dependable income streams in all economic and market conditions.


Disclosure: I/we have a beneficial long position in the shares of BTI, ENB, MO, QQQ, SCHD either through stock ownership, options, or other derivatives. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Additional disclosure: Dividend Kings owns BTI, ENB, MO, and SCHD in our portfolios.

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