Published Wed, 26 Dec 2018 14:19:01 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
The story of David Vs. Goliath is one of the most well-known parables to come from the Bible and the lessons from it transcend language and culture barriers across the world. In the end, it was David's agility and precision that helped him overcome Goliath.
It would be difficult to fault an investor for feeling like they are up against Goliath at the moment, after all, there are a number of macroeconomic events that are all converging at once that have contributed to the rapid fall of the Dow, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite.
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Like David, we have taken the last year to fortify John's account against such volatility. While the principal balance is down, the potential for income remains the same as we have seen little reason to be concerned with the positions in John's portfolio. In a sense, John's slingshot is the sturdy nature of his portfolio and the income it generates.
John is an investor who has been retired for nearly one year and depends on his retirement accounts to provide the additional funds he needs to live the lifestyle he wants in retirement. All of the funds in these accounts come from saving money from his own paycheck over the last 35+ years since his employer did not offer a 401k or similar option.
The plan is to create a conservative dividend growth portfolio for John that will provide him with a dependable stream of income that comes from dividends and... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|KITE REALTY GROUP TRUST||15.92||0.0||-0.27||1.27||8.07|
|MAIN STREET CAPITAL||43.18||16.8||2.57||2.46||5.69|
|ROYAL DUTCH SHELL A||68.62||27.1||2.59||3.76||5.35|
|WP CAREY & CO||88.72||31.4||2.83||4.14||4.73|
|HEALTHCARE TRUST OF AMERICA||28.29||27.5||1.03||1.26||4.45|
|LEXINGTON REALTY TRUST||10.09||8.4||1.20||0.41||4.10|
|VALLEY NATIONAL BANCORP||11.17||11.5||0.97||0.44||4.01|
|FEDERAL REALTY INVESTMENT TRUST||135.76||40.4||3.36||4.20||3.00|
|PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC||55.76||24.9||2.24||1.54||2.79|
|T. ROWE PRICE GROUP||118.12||14.9||7.95||3.04||2.58|
|BANK OF AMERICA||29.67||10.6||2.80||0.72||2.45|
|OWENS & MINOR||7.10||0.0||-4.79||0.01||0.12|
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