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How To Retire: Eat Dividends For Breakfast

Published Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:00:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

How to retire? One of the most pressing issues of the day. Countless readers turn to Seeking Alpha to handle the challenges that face retirees today. Retirees must know:
How to plan their cash flows. How to build a steady portfolio. What levels of expectations are sensible. It is painful to hear from retirees who state they “NEED” a 14% return each year. Even with risky investments, sustaining 14% annually is an insanely aggressive plan. It certainly wouldn’t be likely to come in a steady sequence. The biggest challenge comes with recessions. Portfolios designed for a 14% yield get obliterated in recessions.
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Today, I will be using hypothetical situations many readers may face. Most retirees aren’t professional investors and don’t have a huge portfolio. It would be easy to plan retirement with $10 million. So instead, let’s go with less: $500,000.
Market environment
The current interest rates available on bonds are low. Bonds are a difficult way to generate income unless it’s with a huge portfolio. The market is seeing all-time record highs day after day. Investing today should be done with caution. The investments I would choose are companies that are large and have a strong track record. A retiree today could invest in an income portfolio and expect solid dividend yields. Large companies with a great track record are unlikely to cut their dividend – even in harsh times. Short-term volatility of the market... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
WP GLIMCHER 4.18   24.6 0.17 1.00 24.10
ALTRIA GROUP 44.46   13.2 3.36 3.36 7.23
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 74.90   14.9 5.03 4.68 6.12
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP 155.27   20.8 7.48 8.40 5.21
EXXON MOBIL 71.98   17.3 4.15 3.48 4.83
VERIZON COMM 60.43   15.8 3.83 2.46 4.04
NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES 54.39   35.8 1.52 2.06 3.81
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69
3M 170.58   20.6 8.28 5.76 3.41
COCA-COLA 55.11   33.6 1.64 1.60 2.94
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 130.43   21.6 6.03 3.80 2.93
PEPSICO 137.29   15.2 9.02 3.82 2.81
PROCTER & GAMBLE 122.77   90.3 1.36 2.98 2.49
HOME DEPOT 233.80   23.3 10.04 5.44 2.33
MCDONALDS 212.15   27.9 7.61 4.64 2.21
LOWES COMPANIES 113.88   35.6 3.20 2.20 1.91
WAL-MART STORES 116.92   26.3 4.44 2.12 1.83
SPDR S&P 500 ETF 301.29   0.0 0.00 5.42 1.82
APPLE 223.08   19.0 11.73 3.08 1.42
VISA 177.98   34.2 5.21 1.00 0.57
MASTERCARD 276.40   42.6 6.49 1.32 0.48
AMAZON.COM 1843.55   76.5 24.10 0.00 0.00

WP GLIMCHER - WPG
WP GLIMCHER - WPG  


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