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  • A Diversified, Alternative High-Yield ETF

    02-26-2016 03:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Global X SuperDividend Alternatives ETF (NasdaqGM: ALTY) can help exchange traded fund investors diversify away from traditional assets and generate attractive yields along the way. ALTY tries to reflect the performance of the Indxx SuperDividend Alternatives Index, which ...

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  • High-Yield BDC ETFs to Capture Growth, Diminish Rate Risk

    09-07-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    As more seek out income-generating investments, investors can take a look at alternative high-yielding strategies like business development companies and related exchange traded funds that provide exposure to further U.S. growth and a potential hedge against rising interest rates...

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  • Generate Attractive Yields with BDC ETFs

    06-09-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After years of expanding credit, some investors are growing concerned over business development companies. However, the sector and BDC-related exchange traded funds may still have a couple of good years left in them. Oppenheimer & Co. analysts argue that it is too early to...

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  • High-Yield ETF Options for Income Investors

    04-14-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    When searching for a high-yield bond option, investors can choose from a growing pool of exchange traded fund strategies to generate income. For starters, the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (NYSEArca: JNK) has a 5.68% 30-day SEC yield, and iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corpora...

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  • BDC ETFs Could See Increased Acivity As Goldman Enters Space

    03-20-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Goldman Sachs Group may be getting bullish on the business development company space as it becomes the first investment bank to back a BDC. Investors can also access the area through broad BDC-related exchange traded products. For instance, investors can look at the exchange t...

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  • BDC ETFs for a Growing Economy, Attractive Yields

    02-18-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The lesser-known and relatively undervalued business development companies are generating big dividends. Investors can gain exposure to the high-yielding assets through exchange traded fund and exchange traded note options. For instance, the Market Vectors BDC Income ETF (NYSE...

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  • BDC ETF Options for High-Yield Investors

    01-07-2015 03:50 PM by Max Chen

    Fixed-income investors may be wary about the negative effects of a rising rate environment. However, in the equities space, exchange traded funds that follow business development companies may be more insulated from rate risk and offer some attractive yields. For instance, the...

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  • Business Development ETF Stung by Prospect Capital Dividend Cut

    12-08-2014 01:44 PM by Tom Lydon

    Shares of Prospect Capital (NasdaqGS: PSEC), the high-yielding business development company, are off nearly 9% Monday on volume that is more than four and a half times the daily average after the company said it has suspended at-the-market equity issuances (the "ATM Program") for...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Business Development Companies

    06-27-2014 12:40 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    With much of todays market chatter being tied to the Russell Index re-constitution, ETF issuer Market Vectors recently brought to our attention a nuance that is tied to this years re-balance that will affect a certain business segment. BDCs, or Business Development Companies h...

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  • Diversify a Fixed-Income Portfolio with Alternative ETFs

    05-08-2014 02:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    After another rush to bonds this year, some argue that debt assets are beginning to look less attractive. Instead, fixed-income investors can consider alternative assets and related exchange traded funds to get their yield fix. "There's just no value in the bond market,Jeffrey...

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  • BDC ETFs Weaken as Russell Joins S&P in Giving Companies the Boot

    03-04-2014 03:40 PM by Max Chen

    High-yielding business development company exchange traded funds dipped Tuesday as Russell Indexes announced it will join S&P Dow Jones Indices in booting BDCs from its indices. The Market Vectors BDC Income ETF (NYSEArca: BIZD), which tracks U.S.-listed BDCs, was down 0.4...

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  • S&P Index Changes Pressure BDC ETFs

    02-26-2014 04:04 PM by Tom Lydon

    Business development company-related exchange traded funds are weakening after S&P Dow Jones Indices decided to remove BDCs from its U.S. indices. The Market Vectors BDC Income ETF (NYSEArca: BIZD), which tracks U.S.-listed BDCs, has dropped 1.6% over the past week. Additi...

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  • Generate Yields with BDC ETFs

    02-06-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As investors seek out ways to augment income portfolios, business development company exchange traded funds have popped up on investors' radars. For instance, the Market Vectors BDC Income ETF (NYSEArca: BIZD), which tracks U.S.-listed BDCs, shows a distribution yield of 6.93%...

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  • Investors Seeking Out BDC Stock, ETF Attractive Returns

    01-15-2014 12:39 PM by Max Chen

    As the U.S. economic engine revs up, investors are becoming more comfortable with riskier small-cap stocks, piling into high-yield business development companies and related exchange traded funds. In 2013, investors allocated $4.1 billion to publicly traded business developmen...

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  • A Few of 2012s Best Market ETFs Repeated in 2013

    12-11-2013 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    The S&P 500 is up 23.3% year-to-date, but scores of broad-based, or so-called market, exchange traded funds have done even better. Whether it has been an equal-weight ETF, one that is benchmarked to an intelligent index, a fund comprised of spin-offs or companies that eage...

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  • Private Equity ETFs Offer Investors Robust Yields

    10-29-2013 03:41 PM by Max Chen

    Investors can gain exposure to private equity investments through exchange traded funds, which have delivered impressive returns with attractive yields. Private equity ETFs hold companies that are somewhat financially complicated in that they use leverage and are heavily trans...

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  • Business Development Company ETFs Generate 7% Yields

    08-03-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that track business development companies can provide a robust yield boost to an income-oriented investment portfolio even in a rising rate environment. BDCs are affected by the internal health of the U.S. economy, and interest rates usually rise with an ...

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