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Instant Portfolio Builder: Dividend Stocks

Use the Instant Portfolio Builder: Dividend Stocks to compute the 10-year annualized returns of portfolios of randomly selected stocks with ten or more years of price data at Yahoo! Finance See the 49 dividend-paying stocks composed of selected Dividend Aristocrats, Dividend Achievers and U.S. Dividend Champions.

To run the calculator, select the number of stocks in a portfolio and the number of portfolios to generate. Each dividend stock has an equal chance of being included in a random portfolio. The calculator selects stocks randomly using random numbers from the PHP mt_rand() function.

The stocks are equally weighted in a portfolio. For example, each stock in a 20-stock portfolio is weighted at five percent of the portfolio.

The calculator displays the 10-year annualized return for each random portfolio from highest to lowest. Click on a return for a portfolio to see the stocks included in it. In addition, the average return and standard deviation for all random portfolio returns are displayed.

And the 10-year annualized returns of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) are displayed for comparison.

Also, compare the calculator results with those from the Instant Rebalanced Portfolio Builder: Dividend Stocks which assumes stocks change each year for a 10-year period.

All returns are based on weekly closing prices with dividends reinvested from Yahoo! Finance.

Instant Portfolio Builder: Dividend Stocks
Number of Stocks in Portfolio 10    20    
Number of Portfolios Generated 10    20    50   

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