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Balancing The Yield And The Dividend Growth Rate

As a dividend growth investor the income that my portfolio produces for me is my most important consideration. Valuation and total return are also important, but it is the income that I focus on. But it is not just the income it is producing right now that matters, it is the income that it will be producing in the future, when I retire, that I really care about. I am designing my portfolio so that it will provide all my living expenses once I stop working. One of the great things about dividend growth investing is that I can get a pretty good approximation of what my future income will be based solely on my present portfolio size, my present yield, my future contributions, and my expected (or targeted) dividend growth rate (DGR). The actual value of my portfolio is not necessarily a factor. And once I calculate what… Read More …