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Third Portfolio Review - 'The Accelerated Dividend Portfolio'

Published Mon, 30 Jan 2017 01:30:12 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Over two years ago I started to think about income streams I'll want for retirement and undertook a plan of building a "starter" dividend portfolio in my Fidelity 401(k) account.
Strategy
- Use 30% of my 401(k) balance to build my dividend portfolio with the anticipation of gaining greater knowledge and wisdom ahead of going "all in" down the road.
- Attempt to quickly build my portfolio with high-quality, high-yielding dividend companies and then reinvest those dividends - along with a percentage of my biweekly 401(k) contributions - to buy into high-quality companies that currently pay a decent dividend and have prospects for future dividend growth as well.
Ultimate Goal
- The ultimate goal as a retiree is to utilize the dividend income while preserving as much of my 401(k) capital as possible.
Current Portfolio Composition
Company Ticker Symbol Current % of Holdings YOC Current Total Return Monroe Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: MRCC) 26.61% 9.64% 23.13% Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) 15.92% 1.91% 13.68% Hercules Capital, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGC) 11.63% 8.37% 13.43% Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) 10.86% 3.99% 1.44% Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) 9.82% 2.46% 32.30% MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MFA) 10.88% 11.54% 23.34% First Busey Corporation (Nasdaq: BUSE) 4.64% 3.59% 57.50% Ford (NYSE: F) 4.32% 4.67% -1.32% AT&T (NYSE: T) 4.84% 5.06% 12.20% Cash
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