Bunker Dividend Growth Portfolio: Our Newest Dividend Aristocrat

Bunker Dividend Growth Portfolio: Our Newest Dividend Aristocrat

Posted On April 8, 2019 6:44 am

My recession-proof, blue-chip dividend growth portfolio just added its 12th dividend aristocrat. Find out what it was and what the portfolio looks like today.


  • Dividend aristocrats and kings have proven themselves a great way to enjoy safe and growing dividends, even in recession, plus market-beating returns over time.
  • However, any portfolio that’s overly concentrated into such a few stocks and sectors risks underperforming in the short term if what you own is unpopular.
  • The Bunker Dividend Growth Portfolio started out owning the 10 most undervalued aristocrats and kings, which has weighed on results so far.
  • Last week we were able to add General Dynamics, our 12th company, as part of the long-term plan to diversify opportunistically into all sectors and dozens of blue-chip companies.
  • While new, the portfolio’s results during infrequent market declines (it falls 25% to 33% as much during such times) gives me confidence in the long-term potential of the portfolio. When the next correction/bear market comes BDGP will likely shine.

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Dividend Sensei

I'm an Army veteran and former energy dividend writer for The Motley Fool. I'm a proud co-founder of Wide Moat Research, Dividend Kings, and the Intelligent Dividend Investor. My work can be found on Seeking Alpha, Dividend Kings, iREIT, and the Intelligent Dividend Investor. My goal is to help all people learn how to harness the awesome power of dividend growth investing to achieve their financial dreams and enrich their lives. With 24 years of investing experience, I've learned what works and more importantly, what doesn't, when it comes to building long-term wealth and income streams and achieving long-term financial goals.

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