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I see now that regular income can be used to great effect to boost the value of investment. I want to achieve a balanced portfolio and I have a lump of cash right now. Instead of just leaving that cash in my broker's account (I am British and it may therefore be more difficult for me to move it to a high interest-bearing account within the US than a US national) while I trickle the money in over a period of about 5 years, I wonder whether it might be better to do the following: -

1) As I'm a member of Income Investor, use Mathew Emmert's recommendations for companies bearing a dividend of no less than 4.5% minimum as my core shares. (In other words, excluding those income shares he recommends that bear less than 4.5%). That would give me about 15 or 16 positions in high dividend-bearing shares. Invest my lump of cash in those now.

2) Reinvest the dividends, together with an equal amount of saved salary, in Hidden Gems, Stock Advisor and Income Investor picks monthly, or quarterly, as appropriate.

3) Split the investment equally between the three different approaches you recommend.

Can anyone see any serious flaws with this approach before I begin?

Thank you.

Simon
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