ARBOR WEALTH: HOW TO MAKE YOUR PORTFOLIO PAY MONTHLY

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 05:19 PM.

We like companies that have historically increased their dividends, and whose share appreciation has also risen over the years. You get that combination … you can come out ahead of the game.

Question: Why not just purchase a broad index?

Arbor Wealth: An index approach forces you to take the laggards with the leaders, which diminishes your return. When you are 25 years old, that’s not so damaging. When you are 55, it’s a concern. You must be selective when choosing investments in order to make any significant headway.

Question:  Do you rely solely on equities?

Arbor Wealth: Not at all, although our dividend bench is deep. We also like MLP’s, telecommunications, REIT’s, utilities and selective bonds. 

Question:  How long will the income trend last?

Arbor Wealth: Ten thousand American “boomers” are retiring daily for the next 17 years, many without enough savings. Longer life expectancies will require many investors to use their investment portfolios as an income engine.



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