October 24, 2014
These Are Some Of The Most Reliable Dividend Payers On Earth
By Amy Calistri
Over the past few weeks, I've shared with readers two crucial types of
dividend stocks that make up my three-part
Daily Paycheck Retirement Strategy.
By using the right combination of dividend stocks, I've been able to collect
more than $1,400 per month in dividend checks over the past year, and I've
seen my original $200,000 real-money portfolio grow to over $300,000 today --
for a 50% gain in less than five years.
In previous issues of Dividend Opportunities, I talked about my "sweet spot"
high yielders -- which maximize income --
here, and my "Lifetime Income
Growers" -- which maximize growth --
But what about minimizing risk? Especially in today's volatile market?
Well, that's where my last group of securities comes into play. I've used them
to make my portfolio 26% less volatile on average than the S&P 500.
I call them "Steady Income Generators."
These are under-the-radar companies and funds that deliver consistent
dividends no matter what happens in the market.
Unrest in the Middle East... a spike in the national debt... a global
Whatever happens domestically or around the world, these stocks have proven
they can weather just about any storm that comes their way.
To give you an example of the kind of securities I'm referring to, take a look
at one of my favorite "Steady Income Generators", Reaves Utility Income Fund,
which trades under the ticker symbol UTG.
Reaves' portfolio is made up of some of the most stable utility and telecom
stocks in the world -- global companies with dependable cash flows and
Since launching in 2004, the fund has paid more than 120 straight monthly
dividends, and it sports nearly a 6.0% yield at recent prices.
To put that into perspective, just think of all that's happened since 2004...
Greece's debt problems dominated the news, sending the world's markets
lower... Gas prices soared... Rates on CDs and savings accounts have
essentially been stuck at zero... Budget crises here in the United States have
caused more turmoil...
Yet throughout this whole time, Reaves has paid a steady dividend.
Holding securities like Reaves helps minimize the overall risk of my Daily
Paycheck portfolio. And as I mentioned earlier, together my holdings have been
an average of 26% less volatile than the market.
But don't make the mistake of thinking that Reaves's steady dividend and low
risk means you have to sacrifice gains.
Like many other "Steady Income Generators" I hold, Reaves is a strong
In fact, since I purchased shares in late 2009, Reaves has returned more than
And many of my other Steady Income Generators have returned 57.4%, 61.2% or
even 69.8%. Despite the gains they've already made, most of these are still
In fairness to my paid subscribers, I can't give you all the names of my
current holdings. But you can see just how strong my "Steady Income
Generators" portfolio has been over the past few years.
Together, my three portfolios work in concert to deliver solid income and
growth. But I've come to think of my "Steady Income Generators" portfolio as
my strategy's workhorse. I sleep better knowing that whatever rough patches
and bear markets lie ahead, this third of my portfolio will likely keep
churning out paychecks, day in and day out.
So now you know the three different groups of stocks that make up my total
Daily Paycheck Retirement portfolio, and why each of them is so crucial for
creating a portfolio that generates consistent dividend income.
High-yielders are key to maximizing income, "Lifetime Income Growers" are
perfect for maximizing your gains and "Steady Income Generators" are essential
for minimizing your risk and getting paid daily.
I like to think of them as three interlocking gears of my retirement system's
But what makes my portfolio even stronger is that I've found a way to
turbocharge that engine. By adding one simple feature to my system, I have
been able to multiply my portfolio's capacity to generate income.
Too few investors take advantage of this strategy, but it can compound your
growth and increase your income potential, exponentially. It rarely gets
talked about by the financial community, but I discussed it recently at St.
Edward's University, where I
presented exactly how my Daily Paycheck Strategy
You can watch my entire live presentation -- and learn this simple secret to
turbocharging your own Daily Paycheck Retirement Portfolio -- by simply clicking here.
Chief Investment Strategist
The Daily Paycheck