Originally Posted by foxfirev5
On the equity side my dividends are in the 2.2 % range. Overall about the same as my dividend growth etc.
Fixed income, CDs mutual funds etfs are close to 3% overall.
Entire portfolio - 2.6%
Maybe I'm reaching for yield a tad in some areas like HY bond and Reits but only about 10% of the portfolio.
My numbers are very similar... 2.2% equity, 3.1% bonds, and 4.4% real estate (VNQ). 2.7% overall. HYG is 20% of fixed income and VYM is 20% of equity. International equity also yields 2.6%.
So yeah, I like dividends too. I've tilted the portfolio that way, but I think it's reasonably balanced with the broad index funds.
Retired at 52 in July 2013. On to better things...
AA: 55% stock, 15% real estate, 27% bonds, 3% cash
WR: 2.7% SI: 2 pensions, some rental income, SS later