Last Update: 31 August 2020

The Stocks/Bonds 60/40 Portfolio granted a 2.54% dividend yield in 2019.

It's a High Risk portfolio and it can be replicated with 2 ETFs.

Portfolio Dividend Yield

The Dividend Yield of Stocks/Bonds 60/40 Portfolio is the result of the following asset allocation:

STOCKS/BONDS 60/40 PORTFOLIO
DIVIDEND YIELDS (%)
Period: January 2019 - August 2020
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2020(*) 2019
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 Portfolio 1.07% 2.54%
Weight Components Dividend Yield (%)
60.00% VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market 0.81% 2.29%
40.00% BND - Vanguard Total Bond Market 1.45% 2.91%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Capital Growth and Dividends

In the following table, Capital Growth details (with and without dividend reinvestment) are represented.

If you are not interested in a periodic income and you need a strategy with a dividend reinvestment, please refer to the Stocks/Bonds 60/40 Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.

STOCKS/BONDS 60/40 PORTFOLIO
CAPITAL GROWTH with or without dividend reinvestment
1000$ invested from January 2007 to August 2020
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Year
Dividend
Cumulative
Dividend
Cashflow
Portfolio
Value
EOY Capital
Amount Yield Effective
Ptf + Cashflow
Total Return
Div. reinvestment
1000.00
2007 23.80 2.38% 23.80 1036.11 1059.91 1059.91
2008 30.78 2.90% 54.58 804.58 859.16 853.84
2009 26.74 3.13% 81.32 930.56 1011.88 1014.28
2010 29.03 2.86% 110.35 1024.28 1134.63 1145.46
2011 30.45 2.66% 140.80 1035.46 1176.26 1188.41
2012 29.73 2.50% 170.53 1124.84 1295.37 1320.72
2013 32.38 2.45% 202.91 1313.56 1516.47 1574.69
2014 36.78 2.34% 239.70 1412.32 1652.02 1729.87
2015 37.99 2.20% 277.69 1387.51 1665.20 1737.47
2016 39.96 2.30% 317.65 1476.38 1794.03 1888.71
2017 42.87 2.27% 360.52 1651.84 2012.36 2156.05
2018 48.60 2.25% 409.12 1562.19 1971.31 2087.63
2019 52.98 2.54% 462.10 1865.22 2327.32 2545.57
Aug 2020(*) 27.14 1.07% 489.24 2001.86 2491.10 2759.18
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Column meaning:

  • Dividend -> Amount: Income returned over the year (or portion of the year)
  • Dividend -> Yield: Dividend Yield calculated on the starting price of the year
  • Cumulative Dividend Cashflow: Sum of all the dividends received
  • Portfolio Value: Investment Value, excluding dividends, at the end of year
  • EOY Capital -> Effective: Investment Value plus cumulative dividends
  • EOY Capital -> Total Return: Investment Value, with dividend reinvestment

Which are the global returns of the last periods? In the following table, the Effective Return considers the received (and not reinvested) dividends. Total Return is calculated assuming dividend reinvestment.

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Period Portfolio
Return
Effective
Return
Total
Return
Jan 2019 - Aug 2020 +28.14% +26.37% +32.17%
Jan 2017 - Aug 2020 +35.59% +38.85% +46.09%
Jan 2015 - Aug 2020 +41.74% +50.79% +59.50%
Jan 2013 - Aug 2020 +77.97% +92.31% +108.91%
Jan 2010 - Aug 2020 +115.12% +146.19% +172.03%
WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Yearly Returns and Dividend Yield

Dividends are essential for the investor who needs additional periodic income. When dividends are not reinvested, how much is the real portfolio return over the years?

STOCKS/BONDS 60/40 PORTFOLIO
HISTORICAL RETURNS AND DIVIDEND YIELDS
Period: January 2007 - August 2020
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Year Total Return Dividend Yield Return
Without Dividends
2007 +5.99% 2.38% +3.61%
2008 -19.44% 2.90% -22.35%
2009 +18.79% 3.13% +15.66%
2010 +12.93% 2.86% +10.07%
2011 +3.75% 2.66% +1.09%
2012 +11.13% 2.50% +8.63%
2013 +19.23% 2.45% +16.78%
2014 +9.85% 2.34% +7.52%
2015 +0.44% 2.20% -1.76%
2016 +8.71% 2.30% +6.41%
2017 +14.15% 2.27% +11.88%
2018 -3.17% 2.25% -5.43%
2019 +21.94% 2.54% +19.40%
Aug 2020(*) +8.39% 1.07% +7.33%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Actual Dividend Yield for long term investors

What would have been the annual Dividend Yield received by investors if they had implemented the Stocks/Bonds 60/40 Portfolio allocation over the past years?

E.g. If you had implemented it 3 years ago, how much would be your actual dividend yield today?

STOCKS/BONDS 60/40 PORTFOLIO
ACTUAL DIVIDEND YIELD for long-term investors
Period: January 2007 - August 2020
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Starting Period
of the
Investment
Actual Dividend Yield over years
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020(*)
Jan 2007 3.68% 3.80% 4.00% 4.29% 4.86% 5.30% 2.71%
Jan 2008 3.47% 3.58% 3.77% 4.04% 4.59% 5.00% 2.56%
Jan 2009 4.31% 4.45% 4.68% 5.02% 5.69% 6.20% 3.18%
Jan 2010 3.63% 3.75% 3.94% 4.23% 4.79% 5.22% 2.68%
Jan 2011 3.21% 3.32% 3.49% 3.74% 4.24% 4.63% 2.37%
Jan 2012 3.09% 3.20% 3.36% 3.61% 4.09% 4.46% 2.28%
Jan 2013 2.78% 2.88% 3.03% 3.25% 3.68% 4.01% 2.05%
Jan 2014 2.34% 2.41% 2.54% 2.72% 3.09% 3.36% 1.72%
Jan 2015 2.20% 2.31% 2.48% 2.81% 3.06% 1.57%
Jan 2016 2.30% 2.47% 2.80% 3.05% 1.56%
Jan 2017 2.27% 2.57% 2.81% 1.44%
Jan 2018 2.25% 2.46% 1.26%
Jan 2019 2.54% 1.30%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Collecting dividends is useful to obtain an additional income. Obtaining a large amount of income is the first step to financial freedom. However, if your need is to increase your capital as much as possible with dividend reinvestment, please refer to the Stocks/Bonds 60/40 Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.

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