Building a Bond Portfolio with Dividend-Paying Stocks
The discussion will lay out the current market landscape, whether the market's primary trend is bullish or bearish, and why. Charles Carlson will then proceed to show how dividend investing is an integral part of both the growth and income portions of a portfolio. The discussion will provide reasons why owning bonds may be counterproductive in an era of modest interest rates and decent dividend yields. He will also provide a portfolio of dividend-paying stocks that can act as a bond portfolio for investors with time frames of at least 10 years. Finally, Mr. Carlson will show how you can buy lots of bond-like stocks directly, via dividend reinvestment plans and direct-purchase plans.