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Big Yield Portfolio - Can You Get More Than 5% From Dividend Stocks?

Published Tue, 20 Nov 2018 04:09:11 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

A 39-year-old successful man doing work for me asked me what I thought he could get in cash flow if he had a million dollars. My standard view recently is to first remind him that any advice is worth what you pay for it and then to deliver the uninspiring number $50,000.
For someone dreaming to be a millionaire, the realization that safe income from a million dollars is about 5% can be disappointing. You could get a job earning $25 an hour and make that income. I could hear him calculating how many millions of dollars he will need to replace his current income.
Dividend stocks should be one source of income. Today, dividend stocks still deliver more income than bonds. Dividend stocks can increase dividends. Dividend stocks with revenue growth may be able to increase stock price. Always remember, dividend stocks can decrease in value and decrease or eliminate the dividend. You have worked and saved, and now you are retired. You have a sum of money to invest in the basket of dividend stocks. You don't want to earn $25 an hour, you want to live off of whatever your multiple sources of income can create - one of them being your dividend stock portfolio.
Can you get more than 5% from a stock portfolio with "Dividend Machine" quality fundamentals? I say "yes," and here are the stocks I would buy.
In the table below, you see a $200,000 portfolio invested in nine stocks. The stocks are equally weighted with a basis using the closing price as on Friday... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE 43.55   7.6 5.71 0.00 9.27
AT&T 30.47   10.6 2.87 0.00 6.85
MAIN STREET CAPITAL 37.43   10.1 3.70 0.00 6.25
NATIONAL HEALTH INVESTORS 83.23   22.5 3.70 0.00 4.84
MANULIFE FINANCIAL 16.04   8.9 1.80 0.00 4.78
CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE 85.37   9.4 9.07 0.00 4.75
SUN LIFE FINANCIAL 35.25   11.0 3.20 0.00 4.32
FIRST BANCORP 27.35   12.6 2.18 1.16 4.29
WESTERN DIGITAL 47.65   17.7 2.69 2.00 4.17


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