This ‘homemade’ strategy is for income-seeking investors who want simplicity

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Selecting individual dividend stocks takes research and tenacity. This long-term diversified approach may serve you better.


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More than ever, investors are interested in dividend stocks, as very low interest rates make bonds unattractive.

But if you are looking for income, a diversified long-term “homemade” approach to total returns may serve you better.

Mike Loewengart, managing director of investment strategy at E-Trade Capital Management, said a total return…