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Retirement Stock Portfolios - Dividend-Paying Blue Chip Stocks

Retirement investors look for companies that consistently increase their dividends paid from steadily increasing free cash. Usually these type of stocks reward patient investors with multi-year price appreciation (long-term capital gains) and increasing dividends that beat the rate of inflation.

Here are 10 well-known dividend-paying blue chip stocks that are appropriate for a conservative income-oriented stock-based portfolio with dividend reinvestment. Many of these stocks have long periods of paying rising dividends.

Dividend-Paying Blue Chip Stocks Portfolio
Stock
Quote
Dividend & Dividend Yield
1-Year Price Chart
ADP
1.92 (2.40%)
Clorox
2.96 (3.40%)
Coca-Cola
1.22 (3.10%)
Colgate-Palmolive
1.44 (2.30%)
International Business Machines
4.40 (2.30%)
Kellogg
1.96 (3.20%)
Kimberly Clark
3.36 (3.20%)
General Mills
1.64 (3.20%)
PepsiCo
2.62 (2.90%)
Proctor & Gamble
2.57 (3.20%)
Dividend yield data from Yahoo! Finance as of Sep-02-2014. Click small charts (sparklines) to expand. * Uses 10 years or all years of prices, whichever is less.


To follow the progress of the Dividend-Paying Blue Chip Stocks Portfolio portfolio, check out the returns table and chart below. Portfolio values are computed using weekly closes for stocks from Yahoo! Finance.

All 10 stocks are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,000.00 was invested (total of $10,000) in each stock at its closing weekly price for the first week of January 2004.


Dividend-Paying Blue Chip Stocks Portfolio - Return Results
Portfolio:
Dividend-Paying Blue Chip Stocks Portfolio
Start date:
Jan-02-2004
Start value:
$10,000
End date:
Sep-02-2014
End value:
$26,589
Number prices
557
Minimum value occurred on Jan-05-2004
$9,986
Maximum value occurred on Jul-14-2014
$26,826
Total gain or loss (Start date to End date)
165.89%
Annualized gain or loss (Start date to End date)
9.56%
Sharpe Ratio
0.78
Total dollar value on End date of a $10,000 purchase made on Start date
$26,589
Average percent return for all possible buy/sell combinations
40.00%
Number returns
154,846
Number profitable returns (Winners)
144,360
Percent profitable returns
93.23%
Number unprofitable returns (Losers)
10,486
Percent unprofitable returns
6.77%
Winners to losers ratio
13.77


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Customize your own Portfolio of Dividend-Paying Blue Chip Stocks Portfolio using stocks from the above table. See returns for specified combinations of stocks for specified durations.


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