Originally Posted by VFK57
I keep individual dividend paying stocks in pharmaceutical, REITs, oil. When some group going down, other gain, not equally. In regard to total gain the index funds are probably better yet dividends are part of our income and whenever my wife decides to retire we may add more to current dividend paying stocks, re balance our AA . I checked some dividend paying funds but somehow was not attracted to any. What would you recommend?
Probably nothing that would interest you. I'm interested in total return, I don't see the point of looking at dividends separately from total return (other than tax consequences, which has me wanting to minimize divs in a taxable account).
I also have little interest in sectors, I like diversification.