McDonald’s: Bloated But Tasty Core DGI Holding


  • This article is the first in a series on a portfolio comprised of my top defensive picks for a recessionary environment with a strong overall dividend growth profile.
  • I examine MCD’s current valuation and dividend strength to determine whether it is a buy at current levels.
  • McDonald’s appears slightly overvalued at the moment but remains a top core holding for dividend growth investors.
Smiling asian couple eating in McDonalds restaurant


I maintain two 25-position, equal-weight dividend growth portfolios for my personal investing goals, one with an offensive orientation (my “Ultra High DGI” portfolio) and one with a defensive orientation (my “Defensive DGI” portfolio). Each portfolio has been painstakingly constructed and backtested to maximise risk-adjusted returns and dividend growth based on

Disclosure: I/we have a beneficial long position in the shares of MCD either through stock ownership, options, or other derivatives. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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