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Why Do I Own So Many Individual Dividend Paying Stocks?



October 14, 2013 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: PG , ABT , VZ


 In the past month, I published the list of dividend holdings I own to my subscribers. Many subscribers were amazed at the number of companies I own. I have always mentioned that having at least 30 – 40 individual positions is great for diversification purposes. This ensures that I am not overly reliant on a single company for my dividend income, in case it cuts or suspends...


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#1) On October 14, 2013 at 2:36 PM, sagitarius84 (65.62) wrote:

How many stocks do you think you should have in your dividend portfolio?

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#2) On October 14, 2013 at 10:38 PM, awallejr (56.95) wrote:

Personally I have 20.

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#3) On October 15, 2013 at 9:40 AM, 2trpop (86.09) wrote:

I have built about 30 positions in my 401K and Roth combined.  I am targeting 33 positions with approx 3% in each so that something such as an ENRON debacle would only put me at a 3% loss.  My intent is to maintain somewhere between 33-40 positions.

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#4) On October 18, 2013 at 9:18 AM, GirlsUnder30 (35.53) wrote:

Dividend stocks are great when the underlying business is healthy. I've seen too many dividend traps to hold a stock just because it has an attractive dividend. Have you guys seen this?

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