PROFITS ARE A MATTER OF OPINION, DIVIDENDS ARE A MATTER OF FACT. Dividends are paid from real earnings and in ‘hard’ dollars – they cannot be manipulated by creative accounting. A dollar paid out to the investor is just that. Dividends are a reflection of the long-term earnings power of a company.
The Large-Cap High Yield Model represents an equal-weighted portfolio of large and blue-chip stocks that seeks to pay a dividend yield that exceeds the ten-year Treasury bond and intermediate-term investment grade corporate bonds.
Start with the largest 500 domestically-traded companies
Select the 75 companies with the highest current dividend yield.
Screen by plow-back ratio, share buyback and dividend yield and select the top 10