Buy to Hold -- but Don't Get Attached

Buy to Hold -- but Don't Get Attached

The real-money Inflation-Protected Income Growth portfolio is designed to find and buy companies that:

  • Look cheap to fairly valued.

  • Have decent balance sheets.

  • Pay well-covered and rising dividends.

  • Fit together fairly well from a diversification perspective.

Companies in the portfolio can be held indefinitely, as long as they fit those criteria. But as portfolio manager Chuck Saletta explains in the following brief video, sometimes things change, so it's important to not get too attached to a company or its stock.

To follow the IPIG portfolio as buy and sell decisions are made, watch Chuck's article feed by clicking here. To join The Motley Fool's free discussion board dedicated to the IPIG portfolio, simply click here.

For more ways to invest in dividend-paying companies
If you're on the lookout for stocks that reliably pay you to own them, The Motley Fool has compiled a special free report outlining our nine top dependable dividend-paying stocks. It's called "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks." You can access your copy today at no cost! Just click here.

The article Buy to Hold -- but Don't Get Attached originally appeared on

Chuck Saletta owns shares of Hasbro, UPS, Air Products & Chemicals, Kinder Morgan, and NV Energy. The Motley Fool recommends Hasbro, Kinder Morgan, and UPS and owns shares of Hasbro and Kinder Morgan. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Originally published