ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETFFund
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12:55 PM EDT Sep 3, 2015
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- Assets $751.1M
- Expense Ratio 0.35%
- Yield 1.95%
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US Equity Income ETF
ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The ETF seeks investment results before fees and expenses that track the performance of the S&P Dividend Aristocrats Index.
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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...
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...
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...
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, 56...
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-...
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...
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). Bot...
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...
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 f...
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...
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...
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 patch's longest dividend increase streaks are at risk. With April being the month in which Exxo...
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...
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...
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...
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...
03-24-2015 03:00 PM by Todd Shriber
Tuesday's 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 yield's 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 ...
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...
02-18-2015 01:11 PM by Todd Shriber
One year's 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 fun...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
04-21-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
This year's 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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 week's search data on ETF Trends. Of the 10 most...
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....
01-28-2014 06:30 AM by Indexology Blog By SP Dow Jones Indices
Understanding a market's 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 t...
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...
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 Thursday's debut of the ProShares Short Term USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (BATS: EMSH). EMSH "tracks the DBIQ Short Duration Emerging Market B...
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...
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...