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Old 11-20-2017, 02:27 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:49 PM   #22
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...If I were to start from scratch, I might do it differently but will stay the course otherwise. My portfolio has outperformed the appropriate benchmark by about 3% on average for the last 20years too.
If someone said you can have a relatively safe total return of 12+% over ten years, why would you choose anything different. Even Bernie only promised 12%!
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