The Domestic Dividend portfolio attempts to buy high-quality, dividend-paying companies at good prices. It focuses on buying mostly large cap US-based companies and selects them using a bottom-up, fundamental process.
All purchases in the portfolio are selected based on a bottom-up fundamental process that focuses on valuations. It mainly holds shares of large-cap US-based companies.
The research process seeks to buy companies with a dividend yield higher than the S&P 500, or companies that are paying increasing dividends. We seek to find quality companies with consistent earnings, cash flow and revenue, strong balance sheets and proven management teams.
The portfolio typically holds 30 to 40 stocks, each with a weighting of roughly 2 to 7 percent of the total. It may also hold cash when our research is identifying few quality stock candidates.
Stocks are usually sold when they hit our price target, when they can be replaced by what we believe is a more compelling value, or when a company has run into operational problems that we think are not temporary.
We may continue to hold a stock that has cut its dividend if we otherwise believe it’s a quality holding.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by Covestor on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Covestor's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Covestor advisory fees are simulated and applied retro-actively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
Average client returns are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the asset-weighted average returns of all active client investments (some of which may contain investment restrictions) to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe presented. These returns include cash, dividends, earnings distributions, brokerage commissions and Covestor advisory fees.
All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to follow a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by Covestor, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.
The performance charts are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. Variables such as corporate actions or foreign exchange may affect daily performance displays. We rely on mathematical formulas, computer programs, and pricing information from third-party vendors to provide these returns. Neither Covestor nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors in this information or any actions taken by you in reliance upon this information.
Benchmark returns have been calculated by Covestor using a time-weighted calculation of daily index valuations. Benchmarks presented are total return and therefore inclusive of cash, dividends and earnings distributions but not transaction costs.
Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value.
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The checked transactions passed Covestor's trading rules and were eligible for investment at the time of execution, subject to individual client constraints. Eligibility may change over time. Actual client investment trade activity may vary.
Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.