It's possible, says dividend guru Bill Priest, CEO of Epoch Investment Partners. Priest shares his strategy for outperforming the market with less risk in a conversation with Steve Forbes.
Priest discusses his 9% solution which is his belief that at best the equity markets offer a 6% to 8% return. His strategy shoots for 9% as he tries to beat the market using a dividend-focused method.
Core to his method is a portfolio that receives a 4.5% cash dividend, earnings growth of 3% and share buybacks/debt reductions making up the rest.
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