Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paid-To-Wait® Model Trades

A crucial part of our portfolio management process is the beginning of the year rebalancing of our model portfolios. During the month of December, the WFG Investment Department performs an extensive review of all portfolio holdings. Along with this review, we consider hundreds of other investment ideas to determine the best mix for the next year.

Last week, we finished executing the rebalancing in our Paid-To-Wait® model portfolio. The Paid-To-Wait® model is designed to achieve an attractive yield while investing in solid, blue-chip companies. The screening process emphasizes companies that have a long track record of both paying and increasing their dividends. The portfolio is designed to have a low turnover.

Following is a list of the trades that were implemented in the Paid-To-Wait® model:


· Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)


· BlackRock (BLK)

· CenturyLink (CTL)

· Eaton Corporation (ETN)

· J.P. Morgan (JPM)

· Northrup Grumman (NOC)

· Old Republic International (ORI)

· Union Pacific Corp (UNP)

· Walgreens (WAG)


· Arthur J Gallagher (AJG)

· British American Tobacco (BTI)

· Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

· Campbell Soup Company (CPB)

· First Energy (FE)

· Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT)

· Pfizer (PFE)

· Rogers Communication (RCI)

· Transcanada (TRP)

· Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Investing Lesson: Using the ConVal® process of rebalancing and seeking opportunities can enhance returns!