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  • A New Fund-of-Funds ETF to Target Right Dividend Stocks

    09-21-2016 03:26 PM by Max Chen

    Amplify Exchange Traded Funds has come out with a new ETF that can help investors hone in on the right dividend-paying stocks on the market. The Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF (BATS: PFV) began trading Wednesday. PFV has a 0.49% net expense ratio. The new Prime 5 ...

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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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  • A High-Yield Dividend ETF with a Heavy Emphasis on Value

    09-18-2015 04:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors interested in boosting their fixed-income portfolio can utilize an exchange traded fund that specifically targets high-yield, U.S. dividend payers. For instance, the WisdomTree Equity Income Fund (NYSEArca: DHS), which tracks the WisdomTree Equity Income Index, inclu...

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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 Investors Should Look for ETFs with Steady Yields

    06-01-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    When searching for yield-generating exchange traded fund options, a stable income stream is the most important factor to consider. "After all, investors looking to these funds as a source of cash flow would be disappointed to find that their income stream is volatile," Ben Joh...

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  • Retirees Should Think About Augmenting Yields with Dividend ETFs

    05-29-2015 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. In a hypothetical case, an investor w...

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  • Currency Hedged, Dividend ETFs Help WisdomTree Top $50B in Assets

    03-12-2015 08:20 AM by Max Chen

    The currency hedged exchange traded fund boom and the ongoing growth of dividend funds are among the catalysts that have propelled WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF) to over $50 billion in ETF assets under management. To be precise, New York-based WisdomTree, the only publicly traded...

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  • Dividend ETF Rebalances for Value Tilt

    01-08-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    A common criticism of exchange traded funds that track market capitalization-weighted benchmarks is that those funds are vulnerable to holding too many richly valued stocks because as a stocks price increases, it takes on a larger role in cap-weighted indexes. Scores of strate...

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  • Even More Monthly Dividend ETFs

    11-27-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Now here is something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: Even more exchange traded funds that deliver their dividends on a monthly basis. Following two successful (and popular) iterations of monthly dividend ETF lists, income investors demanded that we at least attempt to c...

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  • WisdomTree Dividend ETF Tops $1B in AUM

    11-26-2014 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    In further proof that 2014 is continuing the pattern of strong years for dividends, another payout-focused exchange traded fund has eclipsed the $1 billion in assets under management mark. The WisdomTree Equity Income Fund (NYSEArca: DHS), with a distribution yield of nearly 3...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Dividend Dynamos

    08-23-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    This week brought the return of a familiar theme for the most searched exchange traded funds on ETF Trends: Dividends. August is not the most brisk of months for dividend increases, though there were a few this week, but the third quarter is shaping up to be decent on the divi...

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  • International Markets Could Lift Shares of WisdomTree

    08-20-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds and the only publicly traded pure play ETF sponsor, is pursing growth outside of the U.S. as an avenue for boosting shareholder returns. While the U.S. continues to dominate the ETF business in...

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  • Quiet Excellence for This Dividend ETF

    08-18-2014 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    With 10-year down a whopping 21.4% this year, a variety of rate-sensitive, income-generating asset classes and sectors have benefited. Master limited partnerships (MLPs), real estate investment trusts (REITs) and the utilities sector are prime examples. Traditional dividend st...

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  • Some Dividend ETFs Throw Their Weight Around

    06-24-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    U.S. dividend increases were strong in the first quarter, but a preference for momentum fare had dividend stocks and exchange traded funds trailing broader benchmarks. Although biotechnology, Internet and other momentum stocks have rebounded from their March/April swoons, divi...

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  • This Weeks Most Searched ETFs: Boring is Beautiful

    05-03-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    It was a tepid end to April and start to May this week as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out modestly weekly gains. The Nasdaq Composite was the leader of the trio with a gain of almost 1%. While the evidence is anecdotal and represents just one week of ...

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  • Beating Treasury Yields With a Dividend ETF

    04-29-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Ten-year Treasury yields have fallen more than 10% this year, but that does not mean every dividend ETF on the market offers a superior yield. For example, the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: VIG), the largest U.S. dividend ETF by assets, has a trailing 12-month ...

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  • WisdomTree Continues Expanding Latin America Footprint

    04-21-2014 11:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. sponsor of exchange traded funds, announced today Mexicos pension funds investment regulator, La Comisin Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CONSAR), approved six WisdomTree ETFs for sale to Mexican pension plans. ...

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  • Dividend ETFs Fit In Your Retirement Portfolio

    04-15-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As investors set up their retirement accounts, dividend-paying stocks and related exchange traded funds will play a large role in generating income, so that retirees won't have to dip into their capital. While they are not the be-all and end-all investment, dividend stocks are...

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  • WisdomTree: Looking for Dividend Growth With Rising Rates

    01-15-2014 09:46 AM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree

    In a previous blog post, I wrote about the impact rising interest rates had on dividend-paying equities over this past year. Rising interest rates are bad for current holders of bondsbut potentially make bonds more attractive for new investors as well as more competitive with sto...

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  • WisdomTree: How Rising Rates Impact Dividend Stocks

    01-14-2014 11:33 AM by Jeremy Schwartz -- WisdomTree

    Since the beginning of the year, longer-term interest rates in the U.S. have risen considerablymostly driven by the expectation that the Federal Reserve (Fed) would begin tapering its quantitative easing (QE) program. At its December meeting, the Fed did indeed announce it would ...

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  • Dividend ETF Ideas for 2014

    01-03-2014 11:57 AM by Tom Lydon

    As of mid-December, dividend exchange traded funds had hauled in $27.6 billion, more than double the $13.1 billion raked in by payout ETFs in 2012. Amid low interest rates, income investors have relied on dividend stocks and ETFs as bond alternatives. "I think the right place ...

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  • Dividend Reinvestment Via ETFs

    12-05-2013 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds are on a hot streak this year. Not only are companies raising payouts at an impressive clip, ETF issuers are meeting investors insatiable desire for yield with an array of new dividend-themed funds. Investors have responded by allocating billions...

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  • Webcast Thursday: Finding the Best Dividend ETFs

    10-23-2013 03:44 PM by Todd Shriber

    It has been another banner year for dividend as positive dividend actions across S&P 500 stocks have far outpaced cuts and suspensions. Notably, dividend ETFs are shining in what some have dubbed the golden age of dividends. ETF issuers are meeting investors demands and pa...

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  • Investors Play Defense with Dividend ETFs

    04-11-2013 12:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    The latest data from S&P Capital IQ suggests that investors are still taking a defensive stance, evidenced by the particular exchange traded funds they are choosing. The most popular ETFs are dividend-focused, which helps create an income stream and protect against some downs...

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  • Yield-Producing ETFs for a Retirement Portfolio

    11-20-2012 06:14 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors nearing retirement need to find ways to boost income and capital for their portfolios. The following income and high-yield exchange traded funds have a payout worthy of most retirement portfolios. "So, where do you hide out when the markets are plagued with uncertain...

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  • Why Dividend ETFs Remain Popular

    10-26-2012 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Income seeking investors continue to search out dividend exchange traded funds amid record payouts and rock-bottom Treasury yields. U.S. investors are staying local when it comes to hunting for yield. Dividends continue to have a great year, with actual cash payments increasin...

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  • ETFs for Income and Yield

    06-19-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Garnering income from a savings account can be about as easy as squeezing blood from a turnip, but there are ways around this. A portfolio of exchange traded funds can help investors boost income with as little risk as possible. "The maximum yield you can get without risk of l...

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  • Best Dividend ETFs

    02-16-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds have become a key component holding for many investors, especially for those looking for that extra bit of cash on the side. Dividend ETFs specifically pick out companies known for their dividend yields, but among the ETF universe, the markets m...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Large-Cap Value

    11-16-2011 10:47 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We spoke recently about what seems like a migration out of small-cap equities and back into large-cap equities from a fund flows standpoint via creation/redemption activity that we have observed in exchange traded funds. [Investors Shift to Large-Cap ETFs] Often, investors ar...

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  • High Five: Dividend ETFs with Juicy Yields

    11-09-2011 08:55 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds have been big sellers in 2011 as investors seek a conservative approach to stocks and extra income as 10-year Treasury yields again dip below 2%. ETFs have been a good tool for dividend seekers to hunt for yield because they can invest in a baske...

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  • S&P's Best Dividend ETF Picks

    10-11-2011 09:17 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors' hunger for yield has caused many to sniff around dividend exchange traded funds to boost income in their portfolios. "With interest rates relatively low, we believe that many investors are increasingly starved for income. As a result, we think more attention has bee...

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  • 5 ETFs Where Income Can Be Found

    05-28-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Continued market volatility has sent investors toward the safe haven of U.S. debt. But that appeal comes at a cost - higher prices for that debt and lower yields. If you're looking for yield now, you may have to look beyond Treasury exchange traded funds (ETFs). U.S. Treasury...

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  • Midday Market Update: Earnings Wallop Wall Street

    10-16-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Just days after the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a milestone, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) fell into negative territory after some highly anticipated earnings reports that failed to live up to expectations. Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) reported a $1 billion ...

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