Ultimate Income


Dividend income is the classic approach to evaluating stocks, but it fell out of favor in the 1980s and 1990s only to come back in vogue, at least somewhat, during the early 2000s. Picking good income stocks is a challenge. Those with the highest yields might actually be the most dangerous; the high yields may have come about as a result of a stock price that fell as investors anticipate trouble ahead, including, possibly, a reduction in or elimination of the dividend. The idea of income investing is to pick yield that are high but not too high. Consider, too, dividend growth. One should look for other indications of the company’s ability to deliver good dividend growth in the future. This model strives to obtain market returns excluding the dividend income. The model tries to deliver a dividend yield of around 7% for the year.  So once we add the dividend income the model portfolio should outperform the market by the same 7 %. That’s exactly what this model seeks to do.


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The performance shown is compared to several indexes shown herein. Broad-based securities indices are unmanaged and are not subject to fees and expenses typically associated with managed accounts or investment funds. The number and types of securities found in the index can differ greatly from that of the accounts held in the strategy shown. Investments cannot be made directly in an index.