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Dividend Ex-Financials WisdomtreeFund

  • A Still Potent Dividend ETF

    06-29-2015 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As 10-year Treasury yields have jumped this year, an array of rate-sensitive asset classes and sectors, many of which are income investor favorites, have languished. After years of chasing high-yield stocks, investors are finally pulling out of real estate investment trusts and u...

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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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  • 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...

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  • This Years Leading Dividend ETFs Could Face Headwinds in 2015

    11-25-2014 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    The utilities sector is the second-best performer in the S&P 500 this year behind health care and the stodgy, high-yielding sectors rise has been a boon for an array of utilities-heavy dividend exchange traded funds. However, investors should exercise some caution if they ...

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  • Dividend ETFs Winning With Big Utilities Weights

    10-20-2014 04:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    Year-to-date, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU) is the top performer among the nine sector SPDR ETFs and the race is not even close. XLU entered Monday with a 16.2% year-to-date gain, an advantage of 470 basis points over its nearest competitor, the Health Care ...

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  • A Dividend ETF That Likes Low Interest Rates

    09-30-2014 01:08 PM by Todd Shriber

    With practically every market pundit and his sister saying that the Federal Reserve is bound to raise interest rates sometime next year, investors have been, predictably, evaluating portfolio additions for a rising rates environment. The value of preparation should not be unde...

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  • More Monthly Dividend ETFs

    09-26-2014 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors continue to embrace dividend exchange traded funds. That devotion is highlighted by the over $8 billion that has flowed into dividend ETFs this year. Increasingly popular are those ETFs that emphasize, through various methodologies, dividend growth. That is certainly...

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  • Some Strategic Beta ETFs Shine Bright

    09-05-2014 12:08 PM by Todd Shriber

    As adaptation and proliferation of alternatively-indexed or strategic beta exchange traded funds increases, advisors and investors are scouring for new ways to evaluate these ETFs. One evaluation tool for strategic beta ETFs, though it should be the sole determinant of a funds...

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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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  • 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...

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  • No Banks, No Problem for This Dividend ETF

    05-27-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Financial services stocks and exchange traded funds, broadly speaking, notched impressive performances last year and more of the same was expect in 2014 as many investors bet on higher interest rates. That script has been flipped as 10-year Treasury yields have plunged 15%, ha...

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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 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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  • Safe and Sleepy ETF Ideas for 2014

    12-09-2013 01:34 PM by Tom Lydon

    Although U.S. stocks continue to climb higher, aided in part by some high-flying growth stocks, investors have displayed a preference for more conservative, value-oriented fare over the past several years. Over the past five years, investors have poured more than $16 billion t...

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  • All-Time High for a Dividend ETF Sans a High-Flying Sector

    11-04-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    During the darkest days of the financial crisis, banks aimed to shore up their solvency and conserve cash by cutting and suspending dividends. Although major U.S. banks are generally viewed as healthier in 2013 than they were in 2008 or 2009, some, such as Bank of America (NYSE: ...

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  • What Type of Dividend ETF Investor Are You?

    11-01-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    While the Fed maintains its quantitative easing program and rock-bottom benchmark rates, investors will want dividend exchange traded fund plays. But how will you react when the easy money dries up? Investors who want dividends for the current income will likely hold onto thei...

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  • Five Unheralded Broad Market ETFs Hitting All-Time Highs

    10-18-2013 02:50 PM by Todd Shriber

    On Friday, 160 exchange traded funds and exchange traded notes hit all-time highs. That list includes leveraged products, but even when those ETFs are stripped out, the all-time list is still well-populated. Even when the newer ETFs (for example, we excluded funds that are les...

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  • Dividend ETFs: Yields Falling as Market Rallies

    04-16-2013 07:59 AM by Tom Lydon

    Corporate America's dividend payouts are on the rise, but dividend related exchange traded funds are actually seeing yields diminish as the equities market rallies to new heights. According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, the amount of dividend payments increased $14.5 billion d...

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  • Surveying the Dividend ETF Landscape

    04-03-2013 09:21 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds have attracted investors looking for yield and a tilt to more defensive stocks and sectors. However, as a result of different index approaches, the funds can offer varying exposures to dividend paying equities. Some dividend ETFs weight individua...

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  • Dividend ETFs Remain in Favor as Stocks Hit Record Highs

    03-14-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Dow Jones Industrial Index has hit new highs along with a rebound in U.S. equity markets, while specific dividend exchange traded funds remain in favor. Certain funds are maintaining streams of inflows and performance while others within the same sector have fallen to the sid...

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  • Dividend Stocks, ETFs Could See Higher Payouts

    01-02-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After years on the decline, dividends are making a comeback. More companies are beginning to reward stock shareholders, along with dividend-related exchange traded funds, by issuing larger payouts. According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P 500 companies will pay out cash...

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  • Why There is no Substitute for Dividend ETFs

    12-13-2012 06:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend stocks and exchange traded funds are a great income-producing investment tool and can bolster a retirement account in a yield-starved market. A dividend is also a bellwether for a high quality, stable stock that can suit any portfolio well. Investors will be hard-pressed...

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  • Dividend ETFs and the Fiscal Cliff

    12-04-2012 06:27 AM by Tom Lydon

    The fiscal cliff deadline is less than a month away, and Washington is looking at higher taxes on dividends for high-income investors as a way to diminish the burgeoning deficit. Nevertheless, dividend exchange traded fund investors should not overreact to the proposed tax hikes,...

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  • Dividend ETFs: What Obama Win Means for Tax Rates

    11-08-2012 08:39 AM by Tom Lydon

    President Barack Obama securing a second term means the lower tax rate on qualified dividends for wealthier investors could be allowed to expire at the end of the year, impacting those who have piled into dividend-themed ETFs. Obama's re-election endangers tax breaks enacted a...

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  • Tax Debate Puts Dividend, Muni Bond ETFs in Focus

    10-28-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Taxes are a sticking point going into the Presidential election, and the tax debate will put income generating stocks and municipal bond exchange traded funds into focus. With the Bush-era 15% dividend tax rate slated to expire at the end of the year, many investors are concer...

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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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  • Dividend and International ETFs for the U.S. Fiscal Cliff

    10-17-2012 02:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    The equities market and stock ETFs are in for a potential rough patch as the political uncertainty over the U.S. fiscal cliff could throw the markets into turmoil. Nevertheless, investors can hold onto dividend-paying stocks and diversify into international holdings to help weath...

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  • Dividend ETFs to Reap Record Quarterly Payout

    10-11-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have honed in on dividend exchange traded funds as Treasury yields remain depressed near historical lows. Now with companies raising payouts to shareholders to record levels, dividend ETFs look like they have even more going for them. Dividends continue to have a gre...

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  • This Dividend ETF Carves Out Financial Stocks

    07-09-2012 05:55 AM by Tom Lydon

    The dividend theme is still the ticket in 2012, but others, like financials, are not. As big banks, and the financial sector, continue to present a degree of volatility, income focused investors should appreciate theWisdomTree Dividend ex-Financial ETF (NYSEArca: DTN). [Surveying...

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  • 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...

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  • ETFs That Carve Out Sectors

    04-11-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds try to follow a specific sector, style or asset class, but some ETFs may exclude specific segments of the market they are targeting. The exclusionary approach allows investors to stay away from what may be poor performers within a specific market, but the...

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  • Total Return: Why Dividends Matter for ETFs

    02-17-2012 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Many income-focused investors are using dividend exchange traded funds to anchor the equity component of their portfolio. Dividend ETFs are more volatile than bonds, but some investors like the combination of yield and chance for capital appreciation. As we witnessed in 2011, ...

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  • ETF Spotlight: WisdomTree Dividend Fund

    01-25-2012 01:33 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials (NYSEArca: DTN), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $1.15 billion. Objective: The WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials fund tries to reflect the performance of the company's own Dividend ex-Financials Index, which holds the hi...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Dividend Funds

    12-16-2011 10:44 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We highlight call buying this morning in generally lightly traded options on a dividend exchange traded fund, DVY (iShares DJ Select Dividend). This play seems to reflect investor willingness to earn higher yields via equities that pay steady and attractive dividends given the fa...

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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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  • Choosing the Right Dividend ETF

    09-27-2011 01:32 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds have attracted investors looking for yield and stability in volatile markets. However, they need to perform some due diligence and understand how these ETFs works and the potential risks. ETFs with a "dividend" appellation have more than doubled ...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Dividend Funds

    08-23-2011 10:21 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Market turmoil such as what we have faced recently in equities often causes value investors to come out of the woodwork and start hunting for potential bargains. One investment strategy that seems to gather steam when equity indices have fallen sharply from their highs is that...

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  • The CPI Is Out: 6 ETFs for Deflation

    11-18-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Recent data on the state of our economy doesn't look all that cheery. Despite copious aid provided by the Fed, inflation has not spiked. It wouldn't hurt to start considering ways to count deflation's negative effects by using exchange traded funds (ETFs). The core Consumer Pr...

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  • ETFs Flat on Mixed Consumer News

    11-17-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETFs are flat in early trading after a published report showed consumer prices climbed 0.2% last month, with the core rate remaining unchanged. Rising gasoline costs offset flat or declining costs in other parts of the U.S. economy. The 0.2% CPI rise was below the 0.3% consens...

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  • Dividend ETFs: Which Companies are Paying?

    09-30-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have rapidly been growing in appeal, and one analyst recently showed just how much that's true. Investors have been pushed further and further out the risk spectrum and the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates stuck at zero. ...

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  • Deflation Warning Sounded: Protect Yourself With ETFs

    09-18-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Consumer Price Index figures came out on Friday. While we can rest easy the inflation is no imminent threat, the deflationary red flags are going up. Here's why and how to cope with exchange traded funds (ETFs). Consumer prices were pretty much flat in August, says Robert ...

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  • Inflation or Deflation? ETFs That Have You Covered

    09-15-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    We're all waiting to hear what it'll be: inflation or deflation. Either way, there are exchange traded funds (ETFs) to help tame either condition. Some are calling for deflation, while other analysts are calling for inflation. Either way, you should pick a position and cater y...

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  • ETFs to Tame the Deflation Monster

    08-10-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Deflation appears to be posing a bigger and bigger risk to markets and investors should know how to deal with this market condition with exchange traded funds (ETFs) if it becomes a reality. Deflation has been looming on the horizon like a dark cloud, but if you know how to de...

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  • Why It's Time to Think About Dividend ETFs

    08-03-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Corporate America is sitting on $1.24 trillion in spare change. After a short stint spent on cost-cutting measures, corporations are now thinking about putting that money to work in addition to increasing dividends and spending more on stock buybacks. The flurry of corporate acti...

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  • ETF Strategies to Cope With Deflation

    07-08-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are on high alert these days, but few are sure for what: inflation, deflation or stagflation. Deflation might be the more pressing concern at the moment, and we've got some exchange traded fund (ETF) strategies you can use to cope. These days, everything from clothin...

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  • Dividend ETF Plays for Hiked-Up Payouts

    06-10-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors may be uncertain these days, taking refuge in safe-havens and volatility hedging exchange traded funds (ETFs). But corporate America doesn't seem so concerned, and several big companies are hiking their dividends. Corporate America is giving investors reason to cheer...

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  • ETFs to Earn Income When Yields Elsewhere Are Low

    04-16-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Yields on money funds and Treauries aren't inspiring much elation. But there are still some ways to get some substantial yields on money that would otherwise just sit there, as long as you know where to look. Want a hint? Exchange traded funds (ETFs). If you see higher yields ...

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  • Dividend ETFs That Beat Warren Buffett's Yield

    04-13-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividends are a great way to earn some cash on your investments. Just ask billionaire Warren Buffett, who netted a cool $43 million in dividends through his personal portfolio. You can do likewise, albeit on a smaller scale, with exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in a dive...

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  • 12 ETFs to Play Future Fed Rate Hikes

    02-19-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Growth in the U.S. economy, markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) has been aided by our exceptionally low interest rates. Yesterday, we were reminded that it's becoming increasingly important to mind the rates and be prepared to act accordingly. Yesterday, the Federal Rese...

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  • How to Play the Dividend Comeback With ETFs

    01-29-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the markets waver and look for direction, you may be on the hunt for assets that are higher quality. Dividend-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be just the ticket. As the threat of more dividend cuts are likely behind us and the global economy regains its health, di...

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  • Is Now the Time to Think About Dividend ETFs?

    01-19-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Long-term bonds are so pass. At least, that's what financial experts are beginning to believe. Investors may want to consider the benefits investing in dividend-paying growth stocks and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) instead. The Feds will likely raise interest rates thi...

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  • Why Dividend ETFs Are Portfolio-Compatible

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

    After a recession strikes, the priority of many an investor is to locate areas that can help deliver gains. Overlooking the potential of dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs) could leave you missing some great opportunities. A dividend-focused ETF can help boost returns during...

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  • Going Shopping? Think About Dividend ETFs

    11-25-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite an impressive market rally that has major indexes up around 65% off the March 9 lows, there are still a number of blue-chip stocks delivering handsome dividend yields. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) can give a diversified play. Yields upwards of 3% are being offered by ...

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  • Why It Matters How Your ETF Indexes Are Weighted

    09-22-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to exchange traded fund (ETF) investing, did you know that different indexing strategies can either make or break your success? Click through to read about the different types and how they can affect you. Most ETFs passively track indexes, and those indexes gene...

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  • Know the Weightings In Your Dividend ETFs

    09-16-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a good fit in any portfolio. But an investor should know the sector weightings included in dividend ETFs, lest you get bitten when a highly weighted sector does poorly. Investors interested in dividend ETFs should watch out for large s...

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  • Why Dividend ETFs Can Help You Tough Out Hard Times

    08-12-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    To combat a recessionary climate, a strategy many investors use is investing in dividend-paying stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs). These stocks and funds give income from the dividend, and also give you the chance to benefit from any returns. Stocks are still a ways off...

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  • ETFs That Give Yield, Minus Financial Exposure

    03-02-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    "Financials" might not be a favorite word among exchange traded fund (ETF) investors right now, which makestwo of WisdomTree's newly restructured dividend funds look like great timing. Staring in late April, two WisdomTree dividend funds will see a shift in their investmen...

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  • Where Are My Dividends, ETFs?

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

    Traders trying to benefit from high dividends and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may look for companies offering high dividends, payouts that may reflect the companies' healthy earnings growth. Dividend growth and stock price appreciation are quite synonymous, according ...

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