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3 Tips on Creating a Durable Dividend Stock Portfolio with Less Work

Making money from the stock market requires buying and selling stocks. The idea is to profit from capital gains when you sell stocks for higher prices than you paid them for.

When you build a dividend stock portfolio, you can potentially reduce tremendous amounts of work by focusing only on the buying. If you want to create a durable dividend stock portfolio with less work, here are three tips for you!

Dividend stock selection

You want to select dividend stocks with durably growing dividends for your buy-and-hold dividend portfolio. Here are some examples.

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When Should You Buy Dividend Stocks like Pepsi or Fortis?

Other than being dividend stocks, what do Pepsi (NASDAQ:PEP) and Fortis (TSX:FTS)(NYSE:FTS) have in common? 

The dividend stocks have resilient earnings. They are Dividend Aristocrats with a track record of dividend increases. Pepsi and Fortis pay dividends that are sustainable. They offer nice yields of about 3-4%

I use a method that suggests good stock price ranges to buy this type of dividend stocks at. Recently, I have used exactly this method to buy shares of Pepsi and Fortis. I’ll explain the method later in this article. First, let’s go through the above commonalities in more detail.

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Stock Investing is Not Just About Returns: 2 Things You Might Care More About!

As you may know, I’ve been investing in stocks for about 13 years. I surely love it when my stocks provide outperforming returns. Of course, there are laggards, too. 

What more can stock investing be about if it’s not just about returns? Every stock investor wants to get rich, right?

I discuss below why earnings quality and dividend income could be important to you.

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Earnings Quality

Since I delved into growth investing, including in small caps, I’ve become more deeply appreciative of stocks with underlying businesses that have superb earnings quality.

I hate to break the news. Stocks with high earnings quality won’t give you the greatest returns. However, they give you something else — a defensive, low-risk holding. These kinds of stocks should provide reassurance to any stock investor when the macro environment is in turmoil. 

The more conservative you are as a stock investor, the bigger percentage of these types of stocks you should hold in your stock portfolio. 

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