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Build The Ultimate Sleep Well At Night Retirement Portfolio With These 15 High-Yield Blue-Chips

Published Sun, 19 Jul 2020 16:23:17 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaDividend IdeasBuild The Ultimate Sleep Well At Night Retirement Portfolio With These 15 High-Yield Blue-ChipsJul. 19, 2020 4:23 PM ET|| Includes: AROW, CB, DEO, DUK, ED, EPD, GPC, IBM, LMT, MO, RTX, T, TRP, TRV, UGIby: Dividend SenseiDividend Sensei The Dividend KingsDividend ideas from a top team of analysts to help you sleep well at night.SummarySeven-hundred and seventy-three (773) companies have cut dividends in the first half of this extremely volatile year for stocks.
Low volatility blue-chip dividend growth portfolios are one of the most proven methods of compounding both income and wealth over time.
ED, DUK, DEO, UGI, T, MO, AROW, TRV, TRP, CB, LMT, RTX, IBM, EPD, and GPC represent the lowest volatility, reasonably priced blue-chips you can safely buy today.
A prudently-diversified and risk-managed High-Yield/Low Volatility portfolio of these 15 companies yields 4.7%, is expected to generate 9.9% CAGR long-term returns and fell just 28% during the Great Recession, less than a 60/40 stock/bond portfolio's 31%.
With prudent asset allocation to cash/bonds, you can tailor your specific yield/total return needs to your personal risk profile. That includes achieving ultra-low volatility (such as 10% peak decline in the Great Recession), along with similar or better returns compared to professionally managed but far more complex college endowments and state retirement funds.
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Dividend cuts and high volatility during bear markets are understandably two chief concerns for retirees trusting their portfolios to funds a comfortable retirement.

Through the end of June 773 companies, about 20% of all those that pay either special or regular dividends, have cut or suspended dividends, including more than 60 in the S&P 500.
Meanwhile, volatility, as measured by the VIX, and represents the monthly volatility priced into options contracts, set a record back in March at 82, and remains well above its 19-year... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ALTRIA GROUP 44.46   13.2 3.36 3.36 7.23
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS 28.68   12.4 2.31 1.76 6.13
AT&T 38.38   16.1 2.38 2.04 5.43
IBM 143.62   14.8 9.68 6.48 4.47
DUKE ENERGY 94.96   21.0 4.52 3.78 4.02
CONSOLIDATED EDISON 90.19   21.4 4.21 2.96 3.31
GENUINE PARTS 97.52   18.1 5.38 3.05 3.14
TRANSCANADA 49.89   14.6 3.42 2.25 3.14
ARROW FINANCIAL 35.31   14.4 2.46 1.04 3.09
UGI 49.31   26.4 1.87 1.30 2.67
DIAGEO 166.57   0.0 0.00 4.22 2.57
LOCKHEED MARTIN 386.63   18.8 20.52 8.80 2.31
TRAVELERS 148.30   14.8 10.03 3.28 2.24
CHUBB 160.10   19.6 8.15 3.00 1.88


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