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How To Eat An Elephant: Building A Dividend Growth Portfolio One Bite At A Time

Published Fri, 16 Oct 2020 16:59:28 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaDividend StrategyHow To Eat An Elephant: Building A Dividend Growth Portfolio One Bite At A TimeOct. 16, 2020 4:59 PM ETby: Elephant DividendsElephant Dividends Dividend Investing, portfolio strategy, large-cap, Long OnlySummaryA well-constructed dividend growth portfolio can be built "out" and "up" over time.
Relative sector representation within popular dividend growth indexes like the Dividend Aristocrats and Dividend Achievers provides a useful starting point for creating sector-weighting targets in individual portfolios.
Portfolio visuals are useful for tracking progress toward achieving target allocations and monitoring self-imposed risk metrics during the portfolio construction phase.
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"Behold, from my humble earnings I had begotten a hoard of golden slaves, each laboring and earning more gold. As they labored for me, so their children also labored and their children's children until great was the income from their combined efforts." - George S. Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon
This ancient truism is both the philosophical and mathematical underpinning of dividend growth investing, and it goes to the heart of this portfolio's objective: generating a safe, sustainable, and growing passive income stream. The portfolio's name was intentionally chosen to reflect the incremental approach of building wealth over time through patient and disciplined investments in dividend-paying equities.
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