August 22, 2010
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I've seen this topic brought up a few times recently.
So what do the Fools think?
Pesonally I prefer to buy solid companies that may pay a divividend.
If Mr Markect drops, well I can pick up shares of stuff I like.
Pesonally I prefer to buy solid companies that may pay a divividend
I believe that the quality of an asset is far more important than the market value of an asset.
That would require a pretty long answer. I'm glad you already know.
I may eliminate most of my diversification soon in favor of just a few carefully chosen companies, though.
One dividend check a month that is large enough to make a significant difference the week I receive it might be better than 3 or 4 smaller ones.
3 well-chosen companies. One check a month.
Just something I'm thinking about....
My allocation looks like this:
Index funds: 32% (Canada, Brazil, Singapore, China, India)Bond Index Funds: 24% (Canadian Short Term Corporate, Junk)Micro Cap Stocks: 25%REITs, Canroys, Miners: 13%Cash: 6%
My strategy is to build a solid core of index funds that will outperform the S&P 500, and supplement that core with a diversifed bunch of micro cap plays with a lot upside potential.
My overall portfolio yeild is 3.2%, but continues to grow as retirement comes closer.
My largest holdings (not including bonds):
Brazil, Singapore, Silver Wheaton
I am switching from a value based investment plan to a dividend based one. So far my portfolio is:
XOM (soon to be switched for CVX)
FSLR (will be sold soon)
ARO (will be sold soon)
and a bunch of cash.
I am looking at buying JNJ in the very near future.
Looking for long term quality dividend payers. Looking to build portifolio as big as I can make it until I retire (if such a thing is possible anymore). My goal is for my investments to be able to support my desired lifestyle not counting on social sercurity or pensions which may or may not materialize. So if retirement benefits remain intact, they'll be gravy. Continue to build my investments through dividends and stock appreciations til I die.
Goalie- very true, how's it go "Quality is what you get. Price is what you pay" Sorry its been a long day so even though I have the books of Buffett and Graham right next to me, too tired to look it up :)
Truth- Yeah, that would be a really long answer. And you'd probably be wondering if I came down with a bad case of amnesia :)
Does'nt sound like a bad plan. As stated above I'm too tired to do the math. But off the top of my head, lets say you sold one of your higher priced divs, and moved the money into one of your lower priced divs like MO, or VZ it would certainly be interesting what the new payout would be.
Bays- Looks good, I myself am in my thirties so I always say whats a bond :)
I like Brazil as a place to invest, and of precious metals Silver is my fav, don't know much about Singapore. Since I made some bad bet's in China I'm staying away from the whole asian area. See what you did NEP (for shame :)
Dan- FLSR should have been sold sooner :) Can't go wrong with JNJ even in a declining market.
blesto- Looking to build portifolio as big as I can make it until I retire (if such a thing is possible anymore). My goal is for my investments to be able to support my desired lifestyle not counting on social sercurity or pensions which may or may not materialize.
I hear you my freind not counting on S.S for any help. My only hope is though my investments, since I don't play the lotto :)
Thank you all for your replies, sorry mine was late but like I mentioned, been busy lately which certainly beats the alternative :)
Have a great week everybody.