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  • A Closer Look at the Dividend Growth ETF Strategy

    03-02-2017 11:00 AM by Max Chen

    The dividend growth exchange traded fund strategy has helped investors capture the upside potential of a strengthening equities market through quality company exposure. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Simeon Hyman, Head of Investment Strategy at ProShares, at the...

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  • A Standout Dividend Growth ETF Strategy

    02-01-2017 04:34 PM by Max Chen

    Investors who are seeking a solid core position and are looking to generate a little extra cash on the side may turn to a quality dividend exchange traded fund strategy that specifically targets companies with a history of growing yields. The ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ...

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  • ProShares Positioning in ETFs

    01-10-2017 05:16 PM by Max Chen

    ProShares, a major purveyor of leveraged and inverse exchange traded fund strategies, expects huge growth in ETFs ahead, along with rising appetite for alternative strategies to navigate quickly changing market conditions. We are heading into the ninth year in the equities bul...

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  • ProShares Shifts Dividend Growth ETFs to BATS

    12-16-2016 06:05 AM by Tom Lydon

    ProShares is moving three of its dividend growth exchange traded funds, including the popular ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL), to the Bats Exchange from the NYSE Arca. The move is scheduled to take place on or about Dec. 29, 2016. The ProShares MSCI EAFE...

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  • Don't Count Dividend Growth ETFs Out Yet

    12-05-2016 04:45 PM by Max Chen

    Despite many calls that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates, yields may linger on the lower range historically, potentially leaving room for high-quality dividend growth stocks and related ETFs to shine. "All told, there is no denying that rising bond yields represent...

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  • Dividend Stocks, ETFs Are Losing Steam

    11-04-2016 04:48 PM by Tom Lydon

    Quality, dividend-paying stocks and exchange traded funds have been among the best performers this year as investors turned to a relatively undervalued segment of the market following the sell-off in growth stocks. However, the dividend play has been losing momentum in recent mon...

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  • Quality Dividend ETFs May Have Legs

    09-27-2016 04:38 PM by Max Chen

    In the ongoing low-yield environment, yield-hungry investors have bid up dividend stocks for higher returns. Despite concerns that the asset category may be overpriced, high-quality dividend exchange traded funds may still have more room to run. Tony DeSpirito, co-manager of B...

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  • Investors May Still Find Value in High-Quality, Dividend ETFs

    09-16-2016 05:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend stocks and related exchange traded funds have been a popular play this year as value investments returned to style. While some may be apprehensive of the category after the recent run up, dividend stocks are only still trading near their historical averages. The SPDR ...

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  • Dividend ETFs for a Slow-Growth Environment Ahead

    09-12-2016 04:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a multi-year rally, the bull market is growing long in the tooth and beginning to slow down, but stocks can still slowly push higher. In a slow growth environment, investors should consider dividend exchange traded funds that can pay you along the way. "All in all, I see...

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  • ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon Appears on Fox Business

    08-29-2016 05:20 PM by Brenton Garen

    ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business on Monday to discuss the market and the latest trends in ETFs. Specifically, Lydon spoke about the benefits of investing in ETFs, pointing to SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD)and ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSE...

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  • Bonds Not Cutting It? Look to Dividend Growth ETFs for Yield

    08-29-2016 04:02 PM by Max Chen

    Income-minded investors who are venturing into other assets to generate higher yields should be wary of taking on too much risk to squeeze out that extra return. Instead, consider exchange traded funds that track quality, dividend growing stocks. In this environment, dividend ...

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  • Podcast: Looking to ETF Dividend Growers During Uncertain Times

    08-18-2016 02:35 PM by Tom Lydon

    Each week, ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon sits down forETF of the Week forMarketWatch on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show wherehehighlights big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, Lydon looked at the ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NOB...

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  • ETF Trends' Tom Lydon Appears on Yahoo! Finance's "The Final Round"

    08-17-2016 12:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Trends publisher/editor Tom Lydon appeared on Yahoo! Finance's "The Final Round" to talk about trends in the trillion-dollar ETF industry on Tuesday. Host Jen Rogers spoke with Lydon about why SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEArca: GLD) is the ETF standout of the year; why the dividen...

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  • ETF Trends' Tom Lydon Analyzes ETFs on CNBC's Closing Bell

    08-15-2016 05:39 PM by Brenton Garen

    ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on CNBCs Closing Bell on Monday shortly before the end of trading. Lydon made the case for defensive issues as the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P entered record territory. Specifically, Lydon pointed totheProShares S&P500 Dividend ETF (N...

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  • Turn to Quality Dividend ETFs for a Sluggish Outlook

    08-05-2016 04:18 PM by Tom Lydon

    Equities have jumped some major hurdles and broke new highs, but the markets are running out of steam after a multi-year bull rally and still face some challenges ahead. Consequently, investors should consider high-quality stock exposure, such as exchange traded funds that track ...

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  • Quality Dividend ETF Strategies For Challenging Times Ahead

    08-03-2016 03:12 PM by Max Chen

    While the U.S. isn't heading toward a recession, growth will likely remain muted over the near term. Consequently, investors may turn to exchange traded fund strategies that target high-quality names, such as the group of consistent dividend growers. On the recent webcast, Div...

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  • High Quality, Dividend Growth ETFs for a Low Growth Environment

    08-02-2016 03:18 PM by Max Chen

    As companies find it harder to grow earnings in a slowing economy, exchange traded fund investors should focus on high-quality names to ride out this low growth environment. On the upcoming webcast, Dividend Growers: High Quality Companies for a Low Growth Environment, Sam Sto...

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  • An Attractive, High-Quality Dividend ETF Strategy

    07-15-2016 02:00 PM by Max Chen

    With the value and dividend styles back in play this year, a dividend "aristocrats" exchange traded fund strategy has been among the better performers, providing exposure to companies with a history of sustainable yields. The ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NO...

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  • Dividend Growth ETFs Could Continue to Outperform

    06-13-2016 04:49 PM by Max Chen

    Dividend stock exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been among the better performing assets this year as investors steered toward value and conservative bets amidst rising uncertainty, and the dividend trade may still have legs. 'We don't see strong demand for dividend stocks dis...

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  • Quality Dividend ETFs with Sustainable Yields

    06-06-2016 04:10 PM by Max Chen

    An increasing number of companies are paying out more than they earned, potentially raising sustainability issues with high-yield-paying companies. Alternatively, investors can rest easier at night with exchange traded funds that specifically target quality companies with a histo...

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  • Surging Utilities-Heavy Dividend ETFs

    05-06-2016 12:35 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU) up 14.4%, good for one of the best performances among any traditional sector exchange traded fund (ETF), it is not surprising that utilities-heavy dividend ETFs are benefiting as the utilities soars. The iShares Select Divi...

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  • High-Yield Dividend ETFs Come with a Price

    04-27-2016 04:43 PM by Max Chen

    High-yield dividend exchange traded funds offer attractive yields for the income-strapped investor, but the higher payouts come with risks, such as potentially unsustainable dividends from a beleaguered energy sector. "A lot of companies have adopted dividend policies that are...

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  • Dividend Growth ETFs Grow to Top of the List

    04-21-2016 04:03 PM by Max Chen

    As the value investment style comes back to the forefront, dividend growth exchange traded funds have been among the best performing strategies. For instance, the ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF (NYSEArca: SMDV) has returned 8.4% as of March 31, the best performer ...

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  • Dividend ETFs Enjoy Impressive Growth Thanks to Fed

    04-21-2016 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Scores of dividend exchange traded funds are enjoying the fact that the Federal Reserve has yet to raise interest rates this year. Better yet is the fact that many fixed income traders are betting that, at the most, the central bank will boost borrowing costs twice this year, dow...

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  • A Dividend Growth ETF to Play the Return to Value

    04-19-2016 04:16 PM by Max Chen

    The value style has outperformed growth over the past few months, and investors who are positioning for a potential long-term shift should look to dividend growth exchange traded funds to capitalize on the trend. For instance, the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY) hold...

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  • ETFs for a Dovish Fed: Asset Categories Investors Will Target

    04-06-2016 07:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve is slated to release minutes of last month's meeting today, clarifying the central bank's decision to stand pat on interest rates. The closer look into the Fed's inner workings may also help steer investors toward certain exchange traded funds for this ongoing...

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  • NOBL: An ETF for Dividend Growth and the Quest for Yield

    03-22-2016 05:54 PM by Max Chen

    Investors seeking a steady yield-generating exchange traded fund to help diversify their portfolios in a volatile year can look to the ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL) for quality stock market exposure and sustainable dividends. "By investing in dividend ...

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  • ETF Plays to Take Advantage of Current Markets

    02-17-2016 03:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    As we mull over ideas after the market correction, investors should look at targeted markets and exchange traded fund segments to capitalize on potential opportunities. For instance, JPMorgan Private Bank's Steven Rees singled out the consumer discretionary and health care sec...

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  • Quality Dividend ETFs May Be Worth a Look

    01-15-2016 01:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    The markets have plunged to August lows, and some market observers believe the selling is overdone. For those who believe in a market rebound but are still wary of potential turns, look to steady dividend-paying stock exchange traded funds. PIMCO global economic advisor Joachi...

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  • ETF News and Views

    01-14-2016 02:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    Innovative Tech ETF State Street Global Advisors launched the SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology ETF (NYSEArca: XITK). The fund tracks U.S. tech companies in the most innovative segments of the technology and media sectors as defined by FactSet Research Systems. The underling ...

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  • An ETF of Dividend Nobility

    12-11-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL) is off just 1.5% year-to-date, a performance that is impressive relative to some other big-name dividend exchange traded funds. That could be a sign the time is right NOBL and its dividend consistency strategy, which only...

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  • 3 Factors Make This Dividend ETF Strategy Attractive for 2016

    12-03-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With interest rates stuck near historical lows, retirees may find it harder to meet their income needs through bonds alone. Instead, more should think about adding dividend-paying stocks and related exchange traded funds to bolster yields. Dividend stocks and ETFs may also enj...

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  • ETFs To Play While Inflation Is Flat

    10-13-2015 04:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the U.S. is stuck with an anemic inflation rate, investors can ride out a deflationary environment through certain assets and exchange traded funds. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the total national rate of inflation was 0.2% in August, reports Jeff Cox for...

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  • Is The Dividend Party Over?

    10-12-2015 10:16 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds have helped investors generate attractive long-term returns. However, investors may want to pare down expectations as dividend growth could slow ahead. While S&P 500 dividend payouts continue to set records, the pace of dividend growth has de...

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  • Where To Look In A Low-Yield Environment

    10-07-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    With volatility back, bond yields down and speculation that the Federal Reserve sticks to low interest rates, investors may turn to old themes, like dividend-generating stocks and exchange traded funds. "Investors may be feeling a bit of 'dj vu all over again,' to quote the re...

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  • Quality Dividend-Growth ETFs for Domestic, International Markets

    09-22-2015 04:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have utilized exchange traded funds to tap into dividend plays in the U.S. With more diversifying into foreign markets, there are a number of high-quality dividend ETFs that provide exposure to international stocks as well. On the recent webcast, Exporting Your Divid...

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  • International & Domestic ETFs To Grow Dividends Strategically

    09-21-2015 04:28 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have utilized exchange traded funds that target dividend growth strategies to potentially enhance a U.S. stock portfolio's returns. With more looking to overseas markets, investors can also utilize ETF dividend growth strategies that track international stocks as well. ...

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  • Dividend ETFs are Offering Value

    08-31-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After tumbling early last week, valuations on some large-cap dividend-paying stocks look attractive, a scenario that could provide income investors with the opportunity to get involved with select exchange traded funds. Income investors searching for stocks with lengthy histor...

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  • Dividend Stock ETFs Moving Back into the Limelight

    08-21-2015 02:56 PM by Tom Lydon

    Stock buybacks have helped support market gains, but investors are shifting away from the theme and turning back to dividend stocks and related exchange traded funds. So far in August, the PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio (NYSEArca: PKW), which includes U.S. companies t...

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  • Energy ETFs: Oil Majors Dividend Watch

    07-23-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    While energy exchange traded fund investors are wary of ongoing weakness in a low oil environment, some large oil majors may help stem an exodus from the sector, enticing investors with dividends. Goldman Sachs analyst Neil Mehta pointed out companies like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XO...

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  • Like Dividend Growth? Youll Love These ETFs

    07-15-2015 01:44 PM by Todd Shriber

    Although dividend increases slowed a bit in the second quarter, the 12-month figures are still strong. For the 12 months ended June 30, nearly 3,100 companies boosted payouts while fewer than 400 cut dividends, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. In the second quarter, 562...

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  • Use Dividend Stocks, ETFs to Augment Long-Term Returns

    06-18-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Over the long-term, high-quality dividend-paying stock exchange traded funds could produce outperforming results. Stocks with high dividend yields is the best way for investors to buy income in the current market, and if the positions are held over the long haul through short-...

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  • Theres $7.8 Trillion Benchmarked to the S&P 500

    06-04-2015 02:50 PM by Todd Shriber

    The S&P 500, the benchmark U.S. equity index, now has $7.8 trillion following it with $2.16 trillion of that coming by way of exchange traded funds, mutual funds and other investment products, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Of the seven largest U.S.-listed ETFs, i...

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  • Dividend Royalty With ETFs

    05-20-2015 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Investors looking for a broad range of companies with lengthy histories of boosting dividends can access those rising payouts via exchange traded funds, including the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY) and the ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL). Both...

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  • Time to Turn to Dividend ETFs

    05-20-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With the S&P 500 resting near all-time highs, investors that are concerned about generating further upside might want consider turning to dividend stocks and exchange traded funds. At least that is one way of interpreting some recent advice from Goldman Sachs. The venerabl...

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  • Another Dividend Dilemma for Oil ETFs

    05-19-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    When Dow component Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) said it will raise its quarterly dividend to 73 cents per share from 69 cents last month, the largest U.S. oil company not only boosted its dividend increase streak to 33 consecutive years, but alleviated investors about the impact of fa...

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  • With an Increase, Exxon Keeps its Place in Dividend ETFs

    04-30-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) quashed speculation that falling oil prices are endangering its dividend. On Wednesday, the Dow component and the largest U.S. oil company said it will raise its quarterly dividend to 73 cents per share from 69 cents. Following intense fear that last ye...

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  • Bond Investors May Want to Shift into Stock ETFs Ahead

    04-23-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    A good mix of equities and fixed-income assets has helped provide attractive returns. However, it may be time to underweight bonds and lean toward stock exchange traded funds. BlackRock's chief investment strategist for fixed income, Jeff Rosenberg, said that he would bet on s...

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  • Oil ETF Dividends Appear SafeSort Of

    04-14-2015 01:09 PM by Todd Shriber

    With oil prices remaining stubbornly low and major producers cutting capital expenditures while also trimming share repurchase programs, investors are concerned that some of the oil patchs longest dividend increase streaks are at risk. With April being the month in which Exxon...

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  • Dividend, Buybacks ETFs to Capture Corporate America's Cash Infusion

    04-14-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    With U.S. companies expected to return $1 trillion back to shareholders this year, investors can capture potential value plays through dividend and buybacks-related exchange traded funds. After shareholder returns rose over $903 billion in 2014, S&P Dow Jones Indices proje...

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  • A Slow First Quarter for Dividend Increases

    04-01-2015 02:37 PM by Todd Shriber

    Dividends paid by S&P 500 member firms rose in the first quarter with companies from the benchmark U.S. index having paid out $93.6 billion in dividends as of March 27. However, dividend growth slowed in the first three months of the year. Net dividend increases rose $12.6...

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  • Retirees May Need More Stock ETFs to Meet Income Needs

    03-27-2015 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    A typical maxim of retirement portfolio management has many investors allocating a percentage of fixed-income assets equal to their age. However, with interest rates hovering near record lows and the senescent population living longer, retirees may have to turn to equities and st...

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  • Consistent Dividend Growth ETFs for Attractive Risk-Adjusted Returns

    03-27-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that track solid, stable companies with a history of dependable dividend growth can provide better risk-adjusted returns. For instance, the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: VIG), which tracks U.S. stocks that have increased dividends on a reg...

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  • The Bell Tolls for Energy Dividends, ETFs

    03-24-2015 03:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    Tuesdays news that Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FXC) is slashing its quarterly dividend to 5 cents per share from 31.25 cents is igniting scuttlebutt that other natural resources companies will follow suit. Freeport is commonly viewed as a copper produce and, to a lesser extent, a ...

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  • ETFs for Upcoming Dividend Increases

    03-19-2015 02:01 PM by Todd Shriber

    The late first quarter/early second quarter time frame is often fertile territory for dividend increases with some of the most venerable dividend payers expected to hike payouts in the coming weeks. Those coming dividend increases could prove to be good news for dividend excha...

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  • Dividend Aristocrats ETFs: Big Oil Payouts Are Still Reliable

    03-11-2015 02:13 PM by Tom Lydon

    Big oil components in so-called dividend aristocrats exchange traded funds will defend their cash payouts to shareholders even as low oil prices pressure the energy sector. Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) are the only two energy components among S&P dividend...

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  • Februarys Most Searched ETFs

    02-27-2015 04:42 PM by Tom Lydon

    Casting a slow January aside, U.S. stocks loved the month of love as the major U.S. indexes notched solid gains. Heading into the close Friday, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average were sporting February gains of more than 5%. Continuing its climb to heights last seen...

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  • The Right Dividend ETFs for Rising Rates Protection

    02-20-2015 04:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    Ten-year Treasury yields inched lower Friday, but that decline did little to dent the benchmark yields recent surge. Entering Wednesday, 10-year yields had surged 28% in the past 10 days, the second-biggest 10-day rally for those yields over the past 45 years. In predictable f...

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  • Dividend, Buyback ETFs for Value Investors

    02-20-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Corporate America is giving back, bolstering shareholder returns through a record amount of dividends and buybacks. Investors can also target these companies through exchange traded funds that track share repurchases and dividend growth themes. Over 2014, S&P 500 companies...

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  • Investors Sticking With Utilities-Heavy Dividend ETFs as Sector Slides

    02-18-2015 01:11 PM by Todd Shriber

    One years leading sectors can turn into the following years laggards and that much is happening in 2015 with utilities stocks. With a 2014 gain of nearly 29%, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU) was the top performer among the nine sector SPDR exchange traded fund...

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  • Quality Dividend ETFs with Consistent Yields

    02-04-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded fund investors who are seeking a stable return, along with exposure to the growing U.S. markets, should stick to quality instead of chasing after yields. "Shy away from those with the highest dividend yields," Tom Fredrickson, a financial planner in Br...

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  • Changes Coming for Dividend Aristocrats ETFs

    01-28-2015 01:50 PM by Todd Shriber

    Income investors know a dividend is nice, but a consistently growing payout is even better. Hence, the popularity of the S&P Dividend Aristocrats indexes and the exchange traded funds that track those benchmarks. To qualify for admission to either the S&P Dividend Aris...

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  • Dividend ETF Draws Acclaim

    01-15-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL) is just 15 months old, but the fund has already made an impression on investors and ETF industry observers. NOBL was named ETF Product of the Year at the William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards, presented at the ...

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  • Fighting Rate Hikes With Dividend Growth ETFs

    01-12-2015 12:30 PM by Todd Shriber

    This another year in which plenty of market strategists expect the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. Perhaps that will happen in April. Or June. Maybe later. There is also a chance the Fed will not hike rates at all, but assuming a rate increase comes to pass, investo...

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  • Industrial ETFs Could Get Year-End Dividend Love

    12-01-2014 01:36 PM by Todd Shriber

    The industrial sector, the fifth-largest sector weight in the S&P 500, could deliver some dividend growth to investors before the end of 2014, providing a potential lift to industrial and dividend exchange traded funds. Three of the of the largest industrial companies, Dow...

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  • Enhance a Portfolio with Dividend Growth ETFs

    10-07-2014 03:42 PM by Tom Lydon

    While there are many investment assets available on the market, investors should keep in mind that a core dividend growth exchange traded fund could help diversify a portfolio and potentially generate better risk-adjusted returns. On the recent webcast, Re-Think Your Core: the...

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  • Dividend Growth ETFs for Diversity and Consistent Yields

    10-06-2014 03:48 PM by Max Chen

    For those seeking long-term market exposure, a dividend growing exchange traded fund strategy may help diversify a portfolio, diminish volatility and generate some cash on the side. On the upcoming webcast, Re-Think Your Core: the Case for Dividend Growth, Simeon Hyman, head o...

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  • Popular Commission-Free ETFs on Schwab OneSource

    09-29-2014 04:25 PM by Tom Lydon

    Earlier this month, Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), one of the largest discount brokers in the U.S., unveiled a significant expansion of its Schwab ETF OneSource commission-free exchange traded funds platform. Already substantial in terms of number of offerings, OneSource added 6...

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  • Checking in on Dividend Aristocracy

    09-24-2014 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite the usual summer slowdown, dividend growth among U.S. companies is on pace for another banner year. Over the year ended June 2014, buyback and dividend expenditures combined reached a new record high of $865.9 billion, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Although 6...

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  • Schwab Expands Commission-Free ETF Lineup

    09-18-2014 03:14 PM by Todd Shriber

    Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), one of the largest discount brokers in the U.S., announced Thursday that is made significant additions to its Schwab ETF OneSource commission-free exchange traded funds platform. California-based Schwab said it has added over 60 ETFs from various i...

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  • S&P Says $7 Trillion Benchmarked to the S&P 500

    08-22-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the largest providers of indices for use by issuers of exchange traded funds, said over $7 trillion in global assets were linked to the S&P 500 at the end of last year. That represents an increase of almost 22% from the end of 2012, said t...

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  • Dividend ETFs Still Popular Despite Slowing Growth

    07-01-2014 01:11 PM by Todd Shriber

    The second quarter was another solid one for U.S. companies on the dividend front although dividend growth ebbed a bit. Dividend increases among U.S. companies rose $12.6 billion in the April through June time frame, but that lags the $17.6 billion growth rate seen in the firs...

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  • Sun Shines on Dividend ETFs Again

    05-09-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber

    On Thursday, 51 U.S.-listed exchange traded products hit new all-time highs. Highlighting investors thirst for income, preparation efforts for a possible case of the summer doldrums or both, nearly a quarter of the ETFs making new highs yesterday were dividend ETFs. And that d...

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  • Dividend Aristocracy in a Global ETF

    05-07-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The premise of Dividend Aristocrats, those companies with lengthy track records of dividend increases, serves as the backstop for several exchange traded funds, including some well-known funds. The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY), one of the largest U.S. dividend ETF...

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  • Some New ETFs Quickly Find Firm Footing

    04-21-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    This years pace of new product launches from issuers of exchange traded funds is decent, though not breathtaking and that could be a sign that sponsors are becoming more selective about the concepts that make it from the drawing board to launch. A somewhat slow start to 2014 d...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: A Global Flare

    04-05-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The S&P 500 slide almost 1.3% Friday after reaching another record higher earlier in the session. That reversal was enough to send the benchmark U.S. index to a weekly loss of 0.3%. Impressive were the performances offered by some emerging markets exchange traded funds dur...

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  • A Noble Dividend ETF

    03-31-2014 02:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve is signaling that interest rates could rise sooner than some investors previously expected, but that does not mean the advantages of dividend stocks and exchange traded funds will be diminished. That is particularly true of dividend ETFs that are not excess...

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  • Inflation Fighting With Dividend Growth ETFs

    03-10-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Dividends, both foreign and domestic, are on the move higher. Global dividend reached $1.03 trillion last year with S&P 500 member payouts rising to a record of nearly $312 billion. [At Least EM Dividends are Rising] Seemingly alongside rising payouts, the number of div...

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  • WisdomTree Dividend Growth ETF Tops $100M in Assets

    03-03-2014 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    In another sign of the ongoing popularity of dividend exchange traded funds, the WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth Fund (NasdaqGM: DGRW) reached $100 million in assets under management in just nine months of trading. DGRW, which debuted in late May 2013, had almost $100.6 millio...

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  • ProShares Dividend Aristocrats ETF Tops $100M in AUM

    02-27-2014 01:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    The ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL) has rapidly topped an important assets under management mark, gaining over $100 million in assets in rapid fashion. NOBL debuted in early October 2013. Maryland-based ProShares is the largest issuer of inverse and leve...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Commodities, Dividends, Europe Dominate

    02-15-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    U.S. stocks logged a second consecutive week of gains with all three major U.S. indices gaining more than 2% on the week. Despite frigid weather across much of the U.S., some exchange traded funds remain hot according to this weeks search data on ETF Trends. Of the 10 most ...

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  • This ETF is Loaded With Dividend Aristocrats

    02-12-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The dividend aristocrats concept is undoubtedly alluring to income investors. Building an exchange traded fund around companies that have boosted dividends for a minimum of 25 consecutive years has helped make the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY) one of the largest U....

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  • Indexology: Low Dispersion Implies Low Value Added

    01-28-2014 06:30 AM by Indexology Blog By SP Dow Jones Indices

    Understanding a markets dispersion provides important insights into its internal dynamics and the opportunities and pitfalls that might await both active and passive investors. Dispersion measures the average difference between the return of an index and the return of each of the...

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  • 4 ETFs for Stocks that Consistently Grow Dividend Yields

    12-18-2013 07:00 AM by Max Chen

    Investors can find many various options for income generation, but some dividend-related exchange traded funds have been tailored to provide exposure to sustainable, quality stocks that have a history of growing dividends. For instance, the newly launched ProShares S&P 500...

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  • ProShares Rolls Out Short Duration EM Bond ETF

    11-21-2013 12:05 PM by Tom Lydon

    ProShares, the largest issuer of inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds, continues to expand its lineup of traditional ETFs with Thursdays debut of the ProShares Short Term USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (BATS: EMSH). EMSH tracks the DBIQ Short Duration Emerging Market Bon...

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  • Nine New Dividend ETFs With Staying Power

    10-30-2013 01:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Some say this is the golden age of dividends. If that is true, dividend exchange traded funds are benefiting in a big way. Last week, it was reported that assets under management at dividend ETFs reached a combined $80 billion. Not only is that up noticeably from $55 billion l...

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  • ProShares Aristorcrats ETF Tracks Quality S&P 500 Dividend Payers

    10-10-2013 03:52 PM by Tom Lydon

    ProShares expanded its line of non-leveraged exchange traded funds Thursday, launching the new S&P 500 dividend fund that follows quality names with a consistent record of raising dividends. The ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL) tries to reflect the pe...

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