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Risky Business: Dividend Growth Investing And Portfolio Strategy

Published Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:30:10 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

I recently wrote an article (with many angry people in the comments!) on dividend growth investing (DGI) and how its most recent cycle of outperformance has since come to an end, with high-growth stocks instead taking the lead. In another article, I discussed screening Dividend Aristocrats to create a higher-quality portfolio without the weak links that ETFs such as the SPDR S&P Dividend (SDY) or the ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat ETF (NOBL) have. The article you're reading now was by several comments from the latter piece that discussed risk, coupled with the cyclical analysis I performed in the former.
First, a clarification coupled with a disclaimer: I am, of course, no expert, and everyone has their own needs and tolerances when it comes to portfolio building and strategy selection and execution. I’m merely, as the site notes, seeking alpha. Moreover, I am not saying (nor do I see myself saying in the near future) that DGI is a bad strategy. DGI is a solid strategy, and makes sense for investors looking for capital preservation with a steady income stream. The present issue is not with DGI in particular but with all strategies.
Now, as I mentioned, an individual’s comments interested me. User Placebo Investment Advice noted that one of the pitfalls of my handpicked portfolio was “uncompensated concentration risk.” I love the subject of risk - it’s a complex, incredibly fascinating subject that I think escapes many of the... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
SPDR S&P DIVIDEND ETF 91.62   0.0 0.00 2.10 2.23


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