ETF Resumé

DLNTicker Symbol

Largecap Dividend WisdomtreeFund

  • 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...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • Asset Allocation With WisdomTree ETFs

    01-27-2015 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. provider of exchange traded funds, introduced four ETF model portfolios aimed at investors with varying degrees of objectives and risk tolerance. These four model portfolios are strategic in nature but also reflect our curren...

    Read more

  • An ETF Stock Right for the Times

    01-22-2015 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As one of the largest issuers of currency hedged exchange traded funds and the only publicly traded pure play ETF issuer, it makes sense that WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF) has recently seen its shares surge. Over the past 90 days, shares of the New York-based ETF issuer are up 4...

    Read more

  • Indexing Innovation: Launching ETFs to the Next Level

    01-16-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Smart- or strategic-beta indices are rapidly gaining traction in the exchange traded fund industry as investors turn to alternative indexing methodologies that employ actively managed investment styles in a passive and relatively cheap fund wrapper. On the upcoming annual ETF ...

    Read more

  • U.S. ETF Assets Hit $2 Trillion Milestone

    12-23-2014 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Buoyed by strong inflows to equity and fixed income funds, the U.S. exchange traded products industry has hit another milestone, eclipsing $2 trillion in assets under management. Industry observers likely saw this landmark moment when November inflows data revealed that invest...

    Read more

  • A Fine Year for This Dividend ETF

    12-17-2014 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    With 2014 drawing to a close, it is fair to say it was another solid though not spectacular year for dividend exchange traded funds. With over combined inflows of over $10 billion, dividend ETFs remain important drivers of asset growth for smart beta ETFs. Aided by robust divi...

    Read more

  • Behind the Scenes With Some Alternatively Weighted ETFs

    10-22-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Despite the growth of smart or strategic beta exchange traded funds, the growth trajectory of these funds is undeniable. There were 335 such ETFs with nearly $300 billion in combined assets under management at the end of 2013, a number that has risen significantly this year an...

    Read more

  • Smart-Beta ETFs Require Some Due Diligence

    10-17-2014 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Smart-beta, or strategic-beta, indexing strategies are an up-and-coming theme in the exchange traded fund space. However, the majority of retail investors don't know anything about smart-beta, revealing the greater need for education for the quickly evolving industry. Ben John...

    Read more

  • Most Searched ETFs: An Anticipatory Tone

    09-13-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With the end of each week comes the anticipation of weekend relaxation and revelry. However, it was an anticipatory tone that was evident with many of this weeks most searched ETFs on ETF Trends. At this point, it is starting to sound like a broken, but the anticipation surrou...

    Read more

  • How Smart-Beta ETFs Differ Traditional Cap-Weighted Funds

    09-09-2014 03:33 PM by Max Chen

    Strategic- or smart-beta exchange traded funds provide exposure to an alternative indexing methodology that employs actively managed styles in a passive wrapper to generate greater returns while maintaining broad exposure to the equities market. On the recent webcast, Innovati...

    Read more

  • Time for a new iPhone, Time to Check Your ETFs Apple Weight

    09-09-2014 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    It is that time of year again: Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, is holding a new product launch today. Along with the expected unveiling of the iPhone 6, there is some talk the company could also introduce a wearable device or a new mobile payment...

    Read more

  • A Strategic ETF Avenue to Dividends

    09-05-2014 01:17 PM by Todd Shriber

    As dividend exchange traded funds grow in number (and assets), each funds nuances become more important for investors to consider prior to allocating capital. Popular weighting methodologies for dividend ETFs include dividend increase streaks and weighting by yield, but a plet...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • An ETF Strategy That Emphasizes Income and Price

    07-29-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With U.S. equities still hovering near record highs, a tactical approach to unearthing new opportunities, both domestic and global, should prove useful. Investors would also do well to remember that the indicator that matters most, regardless of asset class is price. That thin...

    Read more

  • Dividend Growth Fosters Growth for These ETFs

    07-10-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The dividend story of 2014 remains positive and, more importantly, growing. 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 first quarter, according to S&P Dow Jones In...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • Partying Like its 1999, Mr. Softy Helps a Bunch of ETFs

    06-18-2014 11:14 AM by Todd Shriber

    In keeping with the theme of old school technology stocks propping up that sector amid an Internet/social media washout, shares of Microsoft are up 12.1% this year. That is good enough to make Microsoft just one of six members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average that are up at...

    Read more

  • Most Searched ETFs: Global Giants, U.S. Dividends

    06-07-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another round of record highs on Friday, 221 exchange traded funds also joined the all-time high club. Several of those funds were among this weeks group of most searched ETFs on ETF Trends, a group that is an interes...

    Read more

  • Dividend ETFs With Safe Dividends

    06-03-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    A companys payout ratio, or its percentage of profits paid out in dividends to shareholders, is a frequently used metric by investors to determine a firms ability to continue paying and growing dividends. The higher the payout ratio, the more vulnerable the dividend is perceiv...

    Read more

  • Ten WisdomTree ETFs Top $1B in Assets Under Management

    05-27-2014 01:58 PM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree Investments (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said today that it now has 10 ETFs with at least $1 billion in assets under management. The WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI), the largest India ETF, is the newest mem...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • ETFs for Monthly Dividend Hunters

    05-04-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The dividend landscape, here in the U.S. and abroad, continues to favor income investors. Net dividend increases totaled $17.8 billion in the first quarter, up almost 23% year-over-year. Nearly 1,100 dividend increases were reported during the quarter, displacing the prior fir...

    Read more

  • Most Searched ETFs: Some Changes, but a few Surprises

    04-12-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Sometimes, the song changes and other times it remains the same. There was a little bit of both among this weeks searched ETF tickers as momentum stocks and ETFs were again punished. To that end, it probably will not surprise devoted followers of this space that the iShares Na...

    Read more

  • Good Q1 for Dividends, but Some Payout ETFs Lost Cash

    04-09-2014 01:48 PM by Todd Shriber

    Net dividend increases totaled $17.8 billion in the first quarter, up almost 23% year-over-year. Nearly 1,100 dividend increases were reported during the quarter, displacing the prior first quarter record of 1,069 set in 1979. Q1 2014 is 14.2% higher than the 944 increases in Q1 ...

    Read more

  • A Familiar Dividend ETF to Revisit

    04-07-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber

    Just a short while after dividend exchange traded funds hauled in over $29 billion in 2013, making the genre the biggest contributor to the growth of smart beta ETFs, some of the largest U.S. dividend funds have been bleeding assets in 2014. Year-to-date, the three largest U.S...

    Read more

  • WisdomTree Expands in Latin America

    02-28-2014 01:41 PM by Tom Lydon

    WisdomTree (NasdaqGS: WETF), the fifth-largest U.S. sponsor of exchange traded funds, earlier this week announced the expansion of its Latin America footprint, saying it received approval to list 12 of its ETFs in Peru. New York-based WisdomTree said the the Superintendencia d...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • 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 ...

    Read more

  • ETF Chart of the Day: An ETF Issuer

    12-19-2013 12:05 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Today we are speaking more about an individual listed equity than a particular ETF, but it is a company that is fully vested in the ETF industry itself, WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF). The stock has traded extraordinary volume in the past couple sessions (5-7 million share r...

    Read more

  • ETF Chart of the Day: Dividend Dilemma

    11-22-2013 11:11 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Today we speak of recent outflows in a leading Large Cap Value Equity ETF, which falls within Dividend/Yield oriented equity ETFs, DVY (iShares Select Dividend, Expense Ratio 0.40%). Approximately $500 million has flowed out of the fund this week on a surge in trading volume, ...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • S&P Flags Favorite ETFs

    09-03-2013 02:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    The recent slip in the S&P 500 has investors indecisive about equity markets and exchange traded funds that track them. S&P Capital recently reviewed low beta equity focused ETFs and found 13 that are worthy of Overweight rankings. This group of 13 ETFs includes a dive...

    Read more

  • Dividend ETFs to Guard Against Volatile Markets

    08-30-2013 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the equities market showing greater volatility, investors can take a look at dividend exchange traded funds that hold up during tougher times while generating some cash on the side. "We believe that when pullbacks happen, dividend stocks fare better than others because th...

    Read more

  • ETF Spotlight: Large-Cap Dividend Stocks

    06-07-2013 03:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund (NSYEArca: DLN), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $1.6 billion. Objective: The WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund tries to reflect the performance of the WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Index, which is comprised of the 30...

    Read more

  • A Fundamentally Weighted ETF That's Beating the Market

    03-04-2013 02:05 PM by Tom Lydon

    The exchange traded fund PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 (NYSEArca: PRF) is described as delivering active returns with a passive discipline. The secret to this fund's approach is in the indexing methodology. PRF has a five-year annualized return of 6.8% compared with 5% for the...

    Read more

  • Focus on Value with Large-Cap ETFs

    02-06-2013 08:12 AM by Tom Lydon

    The iShares Russell 1000 Value Index Fund (NYSEArca: IWD) is an exchange traded fund that invests in about 700 stocks from the Russell 1000 Index. The ETF is a cost-effective way to own some of the largest U.S. companies in one shot, while taking a value-based approach. "Over ...

    Read more

  • Investors Still Want Dividend ETFs for Yield

    01-31-2013 06:14 AM by Tom Lydon

    After finding clarity on the tax debate, investors are returning to dividend-paying stocks and exchange traded funds in search of yield and more conservative strategies for equities. Interest-bearing accounts like money market fund and short-term deposits are earning less than...

    Read more

  • How to Reduce Risk with Dividend ETFs

    12-14-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors can lower risk in their stock portfolios with dividend ETFs but they should keep in mind the equity-based funds shouldn't be substituted for bonds. When playing the income game, exchange traded fund investors have been increasingly reaching for yields. According t...

    Read more

  • Low-Volatility ETFs vs. Dividend ETFs

    10-12-2012 09:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    As investors continue to seek ways to diminish the effects of volatility on their investment portfolios, low-volatility and dividend focused exchange traded funds have both attracted greater attention. "I'd [say] there are some similarities between high dividend strategies and...

    Read more

  • Dividend ETFs, the Fiscal Cliff and Potential Tax Hikes

    09-10-2012 06:06 AM by Tom Lydon

    If we witness another political gridlock going into the "fiscal cliff" next year, investors may see a hefty tax hike on dividend-paying exchange traded funds. Nevertheless, dividend investors shouldn't jump ship too quickly as the alternatives are still rather lackluster. Divi...

    Read more

  • Special Report: Surveying the Dividend ETF Landscape

    06-01-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As more people shift assets around to invest toward their golden years, income-seeking investors are finding less opportunities in traditional fixed-income products. Yields in CDs, money market accounts and Treasury bonds are already at their record lows after investors piled int...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • ETF Focus: Dividend Funds in 2012

    12-22-2011 02:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds made a big splash in 2011 and most held up much better than the S&P 500 as investors were drawn to safety and income. Yet looking ahead to next year, there are increasing concerns that this strategy could be a "crowded" trade and that dividend ...

    Read more

  • Four Dividend ETFs with Growth Potential

    12-12-2011 11:47 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds have seen intense interest from investors in 2011 as they seek shelter from market volatility in stable sectors and an income stream. For example, investors have flocked to utilities ETFs due to their conservative reputation and enticing dividend...

    Read more

  • A Quartet of Dividend ETFs

    10-19-2011 09:17 AM by Tom Lydon

    It's not surprising that dividend exchange traded funds have been all the rage lately. Investors are looking for safety and yield, and dividend ETFs offer a low-cost, transparent way to invest in a basket of companies and mitigate single-stock risks. Money Morning points to...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • Dividend ETFs Set to Benefit from Higher Payouts

    09-07-2011 03:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds are set to profit from higher payouts from corporate America, but income-starved investors should keep in mind that stocks are more volatile than bonds. If the economy worsens, investors in equity-linked ETFs may suffer capital losses that could swa...

    Read more

  • Investors Discover Dividend ETFs in Quest for Yield

    09-01-2011 01:34 PM by Tom Lydon

    The paltry interest rates in U.S. Treasuries have driven income-starved investors to other areas of the market for yield, including exchange traded funds that concentrate on dividend-paying stocks. "We continue to focus on companies that have the ability to generate strong lev...

    Read more

  • Hunting for Yield with ETFs

    07-28-2011 01:04 PM by John Spence

    With bond interest rates so low, many investors are looking for relatively safe places to park their cash while also earning a reasonable yield. Many stock-based exchange traded funds specialize in dividend-paying companies and sectors, and they may appeal to investors with a ...

    Read more

  • Dividend ETFs to Consider as Companies Boost Payouts

    04-21-2011 10:51 AM by John Spence

    More companies such as General Electric (NYSE: GE) are raising their dividends this earnings season as they return cash on the books to shareholders. At the same time, equity investors seeking safety and income have moved into dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in ...

    Read more

  • 3 Approaches to Dividend ETF Investing

    02-03-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    If you're looking for some payouts in addition to returns, you could do a lot worse than to explore dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs). These companies can generate the returns investors crave at a better rate than the broad market. There are more than 30 dividend ETFs trad...

    Read more

  • Dividend ETFs to Play Fatter Payouts

    01-24-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the economy improves, companies that are sitting on a pile of cash now feel safe enough to reward their long-term investors with higher dividend payouts. Instead of picking single stocks, you might be better off playing the dividend craze with exchange traded funds (ETFs) inst...

    Read more

  • Looking For Higher Yields? Try Dividend ETFs.

    11-26-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The financial crisis has dramatized investors, and people have sought safety in bonds. As bond yields dropped and prices rose, investors may want to consider dividend-paying investments and exchange traded funds (ETFs), instead. The federal funds rate is around zero and 0.25% ...

    Read more

  • How ETFs Reinvest Dividends

    10-27-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs) have become a hot ticket as interest rates sink. But reinvesting those dividends works a little bit differently than what new ETF investors might be used to. Matt Krantz for USA Today reports that most mutual fund companies offer to reinve...

    Read more

  • The Dividend ETF Comeback

    10-21-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investing in the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) come with a variety of risks, but stashing away some cash into some investments that yield dividends may help mitigate some of those risks while generating extra income. Solid corporate earnings from a number of large c...

    Read more

  • 7 Bargain-Basement ETFs

    07-06-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Every cloud has a silver lining, and market corrections are no exception. While we all like to see rising markets, these dips provide investors who've been on the sidelines an opportunity to take exchange traded fund (ETF) positions on the bargain level. In aggregating the pri...

    Read more

  • As Companies Hike Dividends, These ETFs Can Play Them

    05-18-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    One byproduct of a recovering economy is increased dividend payouts from some of the nation's largest companies, and the number of companies doing so has hit records. As luck would have it, many of them are holdings in top exchange traded funds (ETFs). A record 22 companies re...

    Read more

  • How Dividend ETFs Can Add Oomph to Your Portfolio

    03-29-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend-paying stocks have always found a home in portfolios, especially after a bear market, when investors want a reliable source of income. A good way to gain exposure to the variety of dividend-paying companies out there is through a dividend exchange traded fund (ETF). "...

    Read more

  • Why Dividend ETFs Could Have a Solid 2010

    12-23-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors hunting for dividends may have been left disappointed this year. Dividend payouts are set to decline 21% this year from 2008. But 2010 could bring better opportunities for dividend-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). Dividend-yielding stocks tended to lag the broad...

    Read more

  • Dividend vs. Growth ETFs: Why Dividend Has Outperformed

    10-16-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As a portfolio is being built, it's important to consider the strategy or type of exchange traded funds (ETFs) to have in play. One issue to consider is whether it's better to have dividend or growth in your portfolio. Investors looking for dividend-paying stocks will encounte...

    Read more

  • Indexing: Which ETF Strategy Is Right For You?

    07-02-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    There's an ongoing debate about indexing when it comes to exchange traded funds (ETFs), and each side continually brings out new evidence and information to bolster their arguments. Proponents of fundamental indexing contend that mutual funds and ETFs based on the S&P 500 ...

    Read more

  • 10 Dividend-Yielding ETFs

    05-08-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend-paying stocks are an investor favorite, and many of the dividend focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) give investors better coverage with less risk than found in single stocks. Some of the dividend-focused ETFs are so diversified that they could stand in as core hold...

    Read more

  • Why Tech Companies Are Passing Out Dividends and Powering ETFs

    03-27-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Good news flooded the week for the markets, with the dividend news adding positive results to stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) within the technology sector. The tech industry is now ripe with large-cap companies that are well-established from the dot-com boom. Many are ...

    Read more

  • How Dividend Cuts Affect ETFs

    03-13-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the economy continues to decline, many companies, and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that hold these companies,are in financial trouble or aresaving for the future and have cut the once sacred dividend payout. 2008 was the worst year ever for corporate dividend payouts a...

    Read more

  • 8 Companies Increasing Dividends; What ETFs Hold Them?

    03-05-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Since January, 37 S&P 500 companies have cut their dividends. But there are others that are actually raising them, and they're components of some exchange traded funds (ETFs), too. One thing to note is that all of these companies are in the "essential services" sector, su...

    Read more

  • Dividend ETFs Are Put Together In Different Ways

    07-28-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend investing with exchange traded funds (ETFs) has had enough time in the game to see which ones are the most successful. Dan Caplinger for The Motley Fool reports that after the tech bubble in the 1990s, dividend investing came back into style and Wall Street responded ...

    Read more