The dividend investing portfolio was recently reset due to the transition of capital from the markets to my real-estate portfolio. Here is a summary of my holdings (yes they are mostly CEF's, which are a unique way to diversify across sectors of the markets).
A balanced portfolio should have investments in the stock market. This can be difficult because there are many styles of trading, and thousands of stocks to choose from.
When companies offer dividends, these are collected and re-invested in hopes of additional gains in the future. With the power of compounding, this can have amazing success. Having a full time day job makes day trading impossible. The alternative is long term investing. Historically, with this style of investing, stocks paying dividends have provided greater returns than those that didn't!
The Dividend Portfolio will offer insight to my dividend choices and
earnings. Specific Companies, topics and distributions will be open for
discussion. These will, for the most part, be long term holdings.