In the first of a two-part series, we examine the potential upside catalysts–above and beyond dividends and their growth–for Lifelong Income Portfolio members. These catalysts offer important near-term potential as we enter the second half of the year.
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 remain cautious on US real estate investment trusts because of lofty valuations. But this group encompasses a wide range of business models, from commercial and multifamily properties to telecom assets and data centers. In addition to our existing Portfolio holdings, our survey of the space uncovered two REITs with the right business models, valuations and growth prospects.
With a few days left for tax selling in 2016, it’s fair to ask if the other underperforming stocks in the Lifelong Income Portfolio are worth unloading. Here’s why we’re sticking with each and what makes them likely to go from dogs to darlings in 2017.
The holidays offer days off and closed markets, allowing you to take a breath, think long term, and adjust your portfolio as you see fit. We do the same, selling a few names and adding a couple to the Lifelong Income Portfolio.
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