The final five Lifelong Income Portfolio members released their numbers, allowing us to gauge their health and dividend stability. Given the difficulty of revenue growth for many companies, it’s more important than ever to examine how costs and operations are being managed.
We examine first-quarter results posted by our Lifelong Income Portfolio holdings and reassess their future prospects. Our conservative picks generally lived up to or exceeded expectations, while our aggressive holdings reported mixed results.
We remain dubious about the bullish case for the US economy, which is why hedges remain an important component of the Wealth Builders Portfolio. But first-quarter results from our remaining equity holdings indicate that their underlying businesses continue to head in the right direction.
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