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How much weight should one place on the different sets of stocks?

1) Growth--low dividend, high price appreciation, optional cash purchases allow you to average in with low transaction costs

2) Value--fairly valued stock with some price appreciation potential, token dividend in the middle of yield ranges (not low, not high)

3) Mature--companies that have been around forever, high dividend yields, low growth but increasing earnings through revenue growth and cost control

I think that if you choose solely on dividend yields, you miss some of the opportunities provided by growth companies such as Intel (div. yield is .13%) or IBM (whose dividen yield is .75%). Abbott Labs and American Express have yields around 1-2%. AT&T, JP Morgan, and SBC have dividend yields in the 3% range and are mature companies.

So, thoughts on a mix? Equal between the classes? More heavily weighted in Mature?

Look forward to the responses . . .
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