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US defensive stocks

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Jan 2, 2009
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US defensive stocks

I have been doing some research into quality American defensive, dividend stocks to replace the US component of a Couch Potato-type portfolio. Here is what I am proposing:

Hasbro (HAS) Yield 3.7%
Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) 3.6%
National Grid (NGG) 5.5%
Textainer (TGH) 5.5%
Waste Management (WM) 4.4%

Also considering some US banks like Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and US Bancorp (USB).

Just wondering if anyone has any opinion on this strategy or these picks.
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Jan 4, 2009
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BAC...as a defensive, dividend stock? Have you reviewed their dividend payout recently
Deal Addict
Jul 28, 2009
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Look at Procter & Gamble (PG), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), Coca-Cola (KO)
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Aug 28, 2010
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Why are you still considering a couch potato style portfolio?

All of your posts seem to make it fairly clear that you don't believe in passive indexing and would rather be much more active. I just can't see the passive portion of your portfolio lasting long. Inch by inch I fully expect you to convert it to active.
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