Income · Stocks to Consider and Updates

Allocation Model – Income

Income  I am tweaking the allocation model for the income list today to include the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, Intel Corp., Kimberly-Clark, Royal Bank of Canada, Total, SA and the Vanguard REIT Exchange Traded Fund. I’m lowering the allocation of the ALPS Sector Dividend ETF by 2% points, primarily to make room for some of the other candidates that may provide better intermediate upside returns. I am lowering Intel Corp. from 12% of the pie to 10%, as the shares have rebounded since my last allocation update and further gains may be a bit harder to come by in the months ahead. I have an improved outlook for Kimberly-Clark, however, which has made new highs of late and the shares still have room to grow despite currency headwinds. KMB moves to 10%.  Likewise, a leveling off of energy prices has helped Royal Bank of Canada to get back on track and goes from a 6% allocation to 7% along with French energy giant Total, SA, also moving up a notch to 7%. And finally the Vanguard REIT ETF has been showing some good technical signs and is worthy of an upgrade from 7% to 8% of the total list. All other selections will remain at current levels.



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