iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund ETFFund
- Change -2.04 (-2.8%)
- Volume 1.11 M
4:00 PM EDT Sep 1, 2015
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- Assets $13,134.6M
- Expense Ratio 0.39%
- Yield 3.34%
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US Equity ETF
iShares Select Dividend ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The ETF tracks the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones Select Dividend Index. The ETF predominantly holds mid and large-cap U.S. stocks. Its investments are selected based on dividend yield. The ETF weights the holdings based on dividends.
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07-06-2015 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Thanks to the jump in Treasury yields, a rise that has been fueled by speculation the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates, investors are departing some noteworthy dividend exchange traded funds. Of the four largest dividend ETFs, only the Vanguard High Dividend Yiel...
06-17-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Once the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, U.S. dividend stocks and exchange traded funds could experience a meaningful correction after investors piled into the yield-paying assets during the low rate environment. "With investors desperate for yield, dividend-paying stock...
03-31-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Dividends paid by S&P 500 member firms continued rising during the first quarter, but some of the major dividend exchange traded funds did not follow suit. With just two days remaining in the first quarter, S&P 500 companies have paid out $93.6 billion in dividends, up...
03-12-2015 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Among the recent batch of alternative index-based exchange traded funds to hit the market, some new dividend ETF options have been outperforming prominent, go-to investment choices. According to S&P Capital IQ, the Deep Value ETF (NYSE: DVP), First Trust NASDAQ Rising Divi...
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...
01-21-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Expectations are in place for another strong year of dividend growth by U.S. companies and that ongoing trend is likely to prompt investors to continue allocating capital to dividend exchange traded funds. "According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, 971 dividend increases were re...
01-07-2015 01:00 PM by Todd Shriber
U.S. dividend increases fell slightly last year $54.8 billion from $54.9 billion in 2013, but that modest downtick does little to damage the broader dividend growth thesis. Nor was 2014's slightly lower level of dividend growth enough to keep investors from pouring billions of ne...
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...
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 sector's rise has been a boon for an array of utilities-heavy dividend exchange traded funds. However, investors should exercise some caution if they...
11-01-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The commission-free exchange traded funds movement continues to gain steam. In late October, it was reported that Raymond James, the Florida-based brokerage firm, will offer commission-free ETFs to its registered investment advisors (RIAs) and their clients. It is expected tha...
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 ...
10-08-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber
The third quarter was another good one of U.S. dividend growth with dividend (increases less decreases) totaling $12.3 billion, up from $11.9 billion a year earlier, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. "For the 12-months ending September 2014, dividend payments have increa...
10-08-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
When utilities stocks soared earlier this year, investors were reminded of some key points. First, the utilities sector, though not a shoe in to fall when interest rates rise, sure does enjoy more sanguine interest rate environments. Second, utilities sector strength is often ...
09-03-2014 01:30 PM by Tom Lydon
BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the world's largest issuer of exchange traded funds, announced that it is reducing fees on 24 of its sector and industry ETFs by one basis point. Fees on iShares ETFs tend to fluctuate modestly as the funds gain or lose assets, indicating ...
08-25-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon
With benchmark Treasury yields remaining stubbornly low, investors can still find attractive income-generating options through dividend stock exchange traded funds. However, not all dividend ETFs are created equal, so an investor will have to consider the various strategies an...
07-31-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
In an environment of low global economic growth, exchange traded fund investors may find that income generation, rather than capital gains, provides a better source of investment returns. "The global economy is left to depend on economic growth for further advances and it is g...
07-12-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
In a week marked by renewed concerns about the fragility of the banking systems in some peripheral European nations and the first signs that the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing regime could end as soon as the fourth quarter, gold exchange traded funds were solid performers....
07-08-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber
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 Indices. According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, 696 dividend increases were r...
06-10-2014 03:59 PM by Tom Lydon
With the equities markets touching new highs, most U.S. stocks are hovering at or above fair value. However, exchange traded fund investors can still find opportunities in technology and dividend investments. "The valuation of the market is at the higher end of a range of fair...
06-09-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber
When biotechnology, Internet and other momentum stocks were in favor during the first two months of this year, dividend payers lagged. Even with U.S. stocks recently hitting all-time highs, dividend payers are back to outperforming the S&P 500. "We noted in an early March ...
05-27-2014 03:06 PM by Max Chen
Demand for dividend stocks and exchange traded funds remains robust as investors continue looking for ways to generate income in a low interest rate environment. A number of factors contribute to the ongoing appeal of investing in dividend ETFs. For instance, dividend payouts ...
04-26-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Increased tensions in Eastern Europe sent U.S. stocks tumbling Friday with the Nasdaq the worst offender among the major U.S. indices with a loss of nearly 2%. For the week the S&P 500 closed modestly lower. With the U.S. and Western allies threatening additional sanctions...
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 ...
04-07-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Declining 10-year Treasury yields and the significant retrenchment in momentum stocks have been boons for the utilities sector this year. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU) is by far the best performer of the nine sector SPDR ETFs. Up 11.8% year-to-date, XLU is c...
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...
03-17-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Utilities exchange traded funds may not be as exciting as equivalent financial services, energy and technology funds (just to name a few), but in a sign that some investors are again embracing lower beta fare, utilities ETFs have noticeably strong through the first two and a half...
03-14-2014 02:32 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors may want to reduce exposure to high-yield dividend exchange traded funds in a rising interest rate environment. The Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index, which includes 100 stocks screened for dividend growth and weighted by annual yield, has underperformed the S&...
02-03-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Ten-year Treasury yields dipped 10.6% last month while utilities was the best performing sector in the S&P 500, but the good news from that scenario was not confined to the iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF (NYSEArca: AGG), the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEArca: ...
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 ...
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...
12-16-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Since April 30, 10-year Treasury yields have surged a jaw-dropping 71.2%. Although 2013 has been a remarkable year for dividend ETFs, both in terms of increased number of products and asset-gather acumen, that rise in Treasury yields has turned some of the largest dividend ETF...
12-06-2013 01:16 PM by Todd Shriber
Ten-year Treasury yields are rising once again. With Thursday's close at 2.86%, 10-year yields are again flirting with the supposedly ominous 3% level after climbing 7.5% in the past month and 3.6% in the last five trading sessions. As was seen earlier this year when rates spi...
12-06-2013 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
December is historically one of the best months of the year for stocks. The last month of the year is the second month in the best six-month cycle for stocks and as an added bonus, an favorable seasonal factors kick in for several sectors, particularly on the cyclical side of ...
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 billion...
11-25-2013 12:48 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Late last week we spoke about outflows in U.S. Equity/Dividend name DVY (iShares Select Dividend, Expense RRatio 0.40%) and now we have seen similar in activity in related product SDY (SPDR S&P Dividend, Expense Ratio 0.35%). With yield oriented names posting a strong year...
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...
11-04-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Free is perceived to be, in most cases, so it is not surprising that registered investment advisors have been using commission-free exchange traded funds in client portfolios. Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), TD Ameritrade (NasdaqGS: AMTD) and Fidelity are among the platforms used...
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...
10-24-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Cash continues to pour into dividend exchange traded funds, so much so that ETFs holding dividend stocks are now bigger, as a group, than funds that hold U.S. Treasuries. Combined assets under management for dividend ETFs have surged to $80 billion this year from $50 billion a...
10-22-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber
At the sector level, consumer staples, telecom and utilities are among income investors' favorite destinations. Far from being growth names, stocks residing in those sectors are usually viewed as value plays and, as a result, dividend investing is often thought to be value invest...
09-13-2013 11:43 AM by Tom Lydon
While getting hyped about the next great investment idea and chasing after potentially lucrative plays can be fun, investors should remember to stick to the basics with core portfolio holdings. ETFs are great for working the core. "Without a solid core, you are doomed to under...
09-12-2013 11:10 AM by Tom Lydon
Many turned to U.S. dividend stocks for an easy way to ride the rally and receive some extra cash on the side. However, investors should also consider dividend exchange traded funds that track overseas markets as a way to diversify a portfolio. The iShares International Select...
06-15-2013 07:11 AM by Tom Lydon
As we scramble to put enough away for life after work, most Americans have not amassed enough to live comfortably in their Golden years, but exchange traded funds can help investors realize their goal. "We're facing a crisis right now, and it's going to get worse," Alicia Munn...
06-09-2013 10:05 AM by Tom Lydon
The slight pullback in the stock market is creating the chance for income focused investors to get back into dividend-paying equities at a reasonable cost. Dividend exchange traded funds are back in focus as some yield-producing investments have pulled back to their 50 day-moving...
05-14-2013 08:23 AM by Tom Lydon
The phenomenal success of WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity (NYSEArca: DXJ) has been a huge story in ETFs this year. However, WisdomTree Investments (NasdaqGM: WETF) also oversees a family of ETFs that take a different approach to popular dividend strategies. The firm is "arguabl...
05-12-2013 09:05 AM by Tom Lydon
The S&P 500 keeps rising and dividend exchange traded fund investors are feeling more confident as they start to favor growth over yield. Over the past month, total returns of the two most popular dividend funds, the growth-minded Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEAr...
05-07-2013 07:50 AM by Tom Lydon
Most dividend stocks and exchange traded funds have either kept pace with or slightly lagged behind the broader market, while enticing investors with generous yields. The iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: DVY), on the other hand, has been outperforming the S&P ...
05-04-2013 07:41 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds are still an investor favorite in this low-yield, income-starved environment. Investors have a number of fund choices to pick from that will complement an income-producing strategy. "There are a lot of reasons to recommend dividend investing. For...
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...
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...
03-16-2013 06:38 AM by Tom Lydon
There are about 50 different dividend-focused ETFs trading that use company payouts as a screening process. Some experts say the dividend sector is blowing up and competition couldn't be fiercer. "Investors have poured more than $69 billion into these products, with much of th...
03-08-2013 03:09 PM by Tom Lydon
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average at an all-time high, Corporate America is in better shape than the average American after the financial crisis. Companies are seeing profits rise and firms are returning cash to investors at a record pace, which has provided a lift to ETFs th...
02-26-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend-themed ETFs have been all the rage with investors looking to boost income in stocks rater than bonds. Meanwhile, an ETF focused on companies that are buying back their shares has outperformed the market by a wide margin. Now, new research suggests that combining divid...
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...
01-18-2013 11:19 AM by Tom Lydon
Despite a resolution to the fiscal cliff, the consequences of the budget deal will still negatively affect the markets and exchange traded funds. One iShares analyst points out some potential pitfalls and opportunities in the months ahead. "The fiscal drag left in place by the...
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...
12-24-2012 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon
As 2012 comes to an end and we head into the new year, exchange traded funds that generate income and investments that cover the international and emerging markets will continue to attract a lot of interest, S&P Capital analysts say. "Despite potentially higher taxes, divi...
12-24-2012 10:35 AM by Tom Lydon
For the exchange traded fund investors who are reluctant to just sit idly by while the government hikes up taxes and diminishes overall wealth, PIMCO's resident bond guru, Bill Gross, suggests a couple of steps to hedge the pending wealth tax. Gross manages the PIMCO Total Ret...
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...
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,...
11-27-2012 06:37 AM by Tom Lydon
SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY) is made up of companies that have a consistent history of boosting their dividends annually for the past 25 years. The exchange traded fund sharpens its income focus even more by weighting individual stocks by their dividend yield. The...
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...
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...
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...
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 increasi...
10-24-2012 06:09 AM by Tom Lydon
The U.S. Presidential election is just weeks away, along with potential spending cuts and expiring tax breaks. Neither candidate really has a clear cut vision on avoiding or mitigating the impending fiscal cliff, so investors should get ready with protective stocks and exchange t...
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...
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 gr...
10-08-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Income generating exchange traded funds are the hot spot in 2012. Investors have flocked to them in droves and bid up prices, but there are still pockets of the market that offer yield as interest rates remain grounded. "It is hard to find bargains in this market for dividend ...
09-12-2012 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Presidential campaigns are in full swing and November is just around the corner. Investors and politicos are carefully monitoring the equities market to try to glean any hints. With stocks and exchange traded funds rallying, the incumbent may hold out, S&P analysts say. Si...
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...
08-02-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds have experienced exponential growth this year, and the case for investing in them has just gotten stronger. The paltry yield environment is expected to hang around for some time with the Federal Reserve committed to keeping rates low, so the news th...
07-27-2012 10:54 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
The past week in terms of net inflow/outflow activity in ETFs has been marked mostly with heavier redemption activity from broad based ETFs including SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SPY), iShares Russell 2000 (NYSEArca: IWM) and PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ). Collectively, the thre...
07-18-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend focused exchange traded funds are becoming an important tool in many portfolios. There are so many funds trading that investors may find themselves perplexed when it comes down to investing in one. "If you look at the traditional income products, many of them actually...
06-29-2012 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The expectation for a continued low yield environment and ongoing market volatility has kept the dividend investment theme alive. Dividend-paying exchange traded funds, such as the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund (NYSEArca: VIG), are a popular option for investors se...
06-08-2012 01:04 PM by Tom Lydon
The voracious investor appetite for yield has led UBS to launch new exchange traded notes focused on leveraged dividend plays. The bank has developed a method for the notes to employ a 2x leverage technique which rebalances on a monthly basis. Patricia Oey of Morningstar repor...
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...
05-15-2012 11:48 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors are starved for income. Exchange traded funds tracking both stocks and bonds can offer diversified exposure to market sectors with decent yields in a low-rate environment. ETFs are an effective tool to capture yield in a portfolio, due to the lower expense ratios, wh...
05-15-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
ETF Spotlight on iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (NYSEArca: DVY), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $10.2 billion. Objective: The iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund tries to reflect the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index, which s...
04-05-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Corporate America is sitting on a lot of cash and more companies are beginning to dole out more with dividends. With companies issuing higher payouts and bond yields still low, dividend exchange traded funds may begin to attract even greater interest. S&P 500 dividends ros...
03-16-2012 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Emerging markets are back in favor as investors are able to handle more risk than last year. For those investors who still want an income stream for safety, there are emerging market exchange traded funds that give exposure to overseas markets via dividend stocks. "The typical...
02-27-2012 07:45 AM by Tom Lydon
BlackRock's iShares has introduced a new emerging markets exchange traded fund targeting dividend stocks that will compete head-to-head with a large ETF managed by WisdomTree Investments (NasdaqGM: WETF). BlackRock also launched a dividend fund that focuses on the Asia/Pacific...
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, ...
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...
02-14-2012 09:43 AM by John Spence
Investors fed up with rock-bottom interest rates and Treasury yields have piled into dividend-paying stocks, and dividend exchange traded funds outperformed the market by a wide margin last year. However, rich valuations in some dividend stocks and proposals to raise tax rates on...
02-08-2012 11:12 AM by Tom Lydon
In 2011, the dividend growth strategy ruled the stock market, as conservative investors were seeking yield and relative safety. The S&P 500 was mostly flat for the year, while focused exchange traded funds such as the Vanguard Dividend Growth Strategy (NYSEArca: VIG) gained n...
01-04-2012 02:16 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds in the U.S. large cap category managed to beat the S&P 500 in 2011 while raking in plenty of cash as investors hungry for income looked far and wide for alternatives to bond funds. Market volatility doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon ...
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 ...
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...
11-25-2011 07:56 AM by Tom Lydon
Slim yields in Treasury bonds and a desire for safety and income have pushed many investors into dividend and high-yield exchange traded funds in 2011. However, both ETF categories have been hit hard in the recent sell-off in another reminder of the risks of stretching for yield....
11-09-2011 02:55 PM by Tom Lydon
With the yields in the Treasuries market at historic lows, dividend stock exchange traded funds (ETFs) have attracted the attention of investors. But with so many to choose from, fund providers seeking to enter this ETF space will have to have a leg up on the competition. For ...
11-07-2011 03:43 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Exchange traded funds indexed to the S&P 500 briefly rose above their 200-day simple moving average, a key technical indicator, in late October before stumbling into November. The U.S. stock index nearly hit 1,300 before pausing. Profit taking as well as opportunistic shor...
11-04-2011 09:51 AM by John Spence
Investors piled into riskier exchange traded funds during October's rally, with ETFs tracking emerging markets and U.S. high-yield corporate bonds among the inflow leaders. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSEArca: EEM) was the top-selling U.S.-listed ETF in October, accord...
11-02-2011 02:33 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds have been big sellers this year in the U.S., and now a new equity-income ETF launched in Europe is off to a fast asset-gathering start. According to State Street Global Adviors, the SPDR S&P US Dividend Aristocrats pulled in $100 million in t...
10-20-2011 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon
We've been covering dividend exchange traded funds a lot lately because investors can't seem to get enough information on these top-selling ETFs. Some of the largest dividend ETFs by assets have seen impressive inflows in 2011. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: ...
09-30-2011 08:38 AM by John Spence
Investors have been flocking to dividend exchange traded funds, but the performance of these income-themed ETFs can vary from product to product based on the index's strategy, sector allocations and other factors. "Dividend paying stocks are supposed to be the 'Easy Button' of...
09-28-2011 09:10 AM by Tom Lydon
New dividend exchange traded funds have hit the market this year in response to investor interest. The low-yield environment in bonds has given dividend-paying companies the spotlight, especially as some have higher yields than the 10-year Treasury note. Some of the new funds ...
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...
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...
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 th...
08-03-2011 02:48 PM by Tom Lydon
S&P 500 exchange traded funds were fighting to stay in positive territory for the year in Wednesday's volatile trading. But Standard & Poor's equity analyst Todd Rosenbluth notes the broad benchmark is stronger with a positive return for 2011 when factoring in dividend...
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 ...
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 ...
04-04-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
iShares, the exchange traded fund (ETF) branch of BlackRock, has launched new funds focusing on dividends and China. The iShares High Dividend Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HDV) joins two other focused funds from the same provider, the iShares Dow Jones International Select Dividend ...
04-01-2011 05:39 AM by John Spence
Dividend funds, one of the fastest growing segments in the exchange traded fund (ETF) business, could get more attention on news the dividend payout by S&P 500 companies grew by a record $16.6 billion in the first quarter. Since the start of the year, 117 companies in the ...
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...
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...
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% ...
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. ...
09-03-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
It may be a tough time to trade in the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs), but that doesn't mean that there aren't some good picks still out there. Dividend-related ETFs are attracting more investors who want some stable returns in a volatile market. Dividend-yielding in...
07-28-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
ETF Spotlight on iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend (NYSEArca: DVY), part of a weekly series. Assets: $4.2 billion Objective: Tracks the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index Holdings: Among the top holdings include Chevron (NYSE: CVX), McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), Clorox (NYSE...
07-26-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Talks of a surging recovery have faded into distant memory as the financial landscape has become littered with news of gloom. In case the dire news proves true, we highlight below a few strategies and exchange traded funds (ETFs) you can use to recession-proof your portfolio. ...
05-18-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
While the situation is Greece is approaching some semblance of a resolution, the global economy is far from out of the woods. We may continue to see bumps on the road back, but with these exchange traded funds (ETFs), you can help protect your assets. First things first. Don't...
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...
04-29-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The threat of high inflation looms large in the wake of the U.S. government's loose fiscal policy. That's why it will be important to find a source of investment income that will rise with inflation and help you keep all your retirement plans intact. Fortunately, dividend-focused...
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 ...
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...
04-05-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend-paying stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) lagged in 2009, but don't let that stop you from taking another look in 2010. Many companies are reinstating and even raising their dividends now that the economy is getting some color in its cheeks. Investors are lookin...
03-05-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Yields are in the tank, so dividend payouts may be the next best thing to finding easy money right now. It may even improve as the recovery deepens and companies boost their payouts. Dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs) are an ideal way to get exposure to the different dividend...
02-25-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Yields have been dropping so low we could soon need to dig up a microscope to find them. If you're an income-oriented investor, don't lose heart - dividends and making a comeback and exchange traded funds (ETFs) will give you access to them. After the financial crisis, many ba...
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...
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...
01-19-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Long-term bonds are so passé. 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 th...
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...
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...
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 ...
11-06-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The expansion of the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry has not only given investors more choices in what they choose to invest, but more options and flexibility in their overall portfolio approach. The number of ETFs available in the market may be confusing, but there are s...
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...
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...
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...
08-07-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The markets and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been looking like they are on the mend. There are investors out here, however, who are skeptical that this rally has legs. Where do they go? ETF investing has become a popular way of getting into the market with less r...
07-06-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
A prudent way to save up for the future has many investors putting their wealth into dividend-paying stocks and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). But an investor may wonder if he or she should be investing in dividend yield or dividend growth. Stocks operating with high di...
04-01-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs) have fallen prey in some instances to the stresses of the market. Owning a dividend-paying stock or ETF traditionally should pay off in times like these. After all, consistent dividend-payers are financially stable or they wouldn't be abl...
02-18-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
During this crazy bear market and market meltdown, optimistic investors have been turning to dividend-rich exchange traded funds (ETFs) to answer their prayers. But what if the funds have lost more than what they yield? What's the point of them then? One reader of ours wonders: ...
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 ...
12-18-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Amidst the consistent bad market news there is a glimmer of Christmas cheer spotted among some of the dividend paying companies and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that hold them. Over the past week several dividend paying companies announced they are increasing the amount o...
12-02-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The government bailout of Citigroup (C) has lead the company to be booted from some exchange traded funds (ETFs) and indexes that track dividend stocks, such as the Dow Jones and STOXX dividend indexes. One stipulation that came with accepting the bailout money was that Citigr...
10-08-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
As the financial crisis continues to leave no economic stone unturned, dividend-slicing could affect exchange traded funds (ETFs) that hold the stocks of such companies. Investors love those quarterly dividends, and they account for more than one-third of shareholders' long-te...
10-02-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund (ETF)-tracking index, Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index, has undergone some component changes. Union BanCal Corp. (UB) is deleted from the index and will be replaced by General Electric Co. (GE). UB is being taken off the index because of the recent...
09-23-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The United States Treasury is looking to hire fund managers, including exchange traded fund (ETF) managers, to help implement moves within the market rescue plan. Asset managers charged with buying distressed assets are first up, and Pimco's Bill Gross is already saying he would ...
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 ...
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|Materials and Processing||1.4%|
|Oil & Gas Services & Equip||3.6%|
|Exploration & Production||3.1%|
|Security & Cmdty Exchanges||2.4%|
|Home & Office Furnishings||2%|
|Electrical Power Equipment||1.7%|
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Number of Holdings: 102
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|2.5%||PM||Philip Morris Intern...||Real Estate||132858000||United States|
|2.4%||CME||CME Group Inc/IL||Securities Brokerage & Services||33202000||United States|
|2.2%||KMB||Kimberly-Clark Corp||Real Estate||42496000||United States|
|2.1%||MCD||McDonald's Corp||Restaurants||93569000||United States|
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|1.9%||NEE||NextEra Energy Inc||Utilities||47810000||United States|
|1.9%||CLX||Clorox Co/The||Real Estate||15661000||United States|
|1.8%||ETR||Entergy Corp||Utilities||12466000||United States|
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