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  • Spinning the Globe for Equity Income

    04-17-2015 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    With central banks throughout the developed world paring rates and engaging in monetary easing, government bond yields are falling, giving investors good reason to consider international dividend exchange traded funds. The international dividend ETF conversation should include...

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  • Dont Forget This Global Dividend ETF

    06-04-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As investors look to add international diversity to and boost the income-generating capabilities of their portfolios, global dividend stocks and exchange traded funds are receiving more attention. While foreign dividend stocks across multiple sectors often sport higher yields ...

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  • Global Dividend ETFs: State Street Readies New Fund

    03-02-2013 08:06 AM by Tom Lydon

    Rounding out its line of dividend exchange traded funds, State Street Global Advisors filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a global-oriented fund. According to the SEC filing, the SPDR S&P Global Dividend ETF will try to reflect the performance of th...

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  • International Dividend ETFs for Income, Diversification

    02-13-2013 06:19 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserves near-zero interest rate policy has taken the allure out of money market funds and savings accounts which are yielding basically nothing. Dividend ETFs that focus on international high-yield stocks are a good place for investors to enhance their search for inc...

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  • Three Dividend ETFs for Investors Aiming High

    04-13-2012 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors seeking an income stream appreciate dividend exchange traded funds as alternative to low-yielding bonds. There are particular funds that provide a higher-than-usual yield with the added benefit of one-shot diversification. "If youre an income investor, your primary...

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  • Best Dividend ETFs

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

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

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  • International ETFs That Dodge Europe

    12-22-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Overall market uncertainty and the debt problem in Europe may have investors wary of global stock exposure. However, there are international exchange traded funds that carve out Europe for investors who are worried about the debt crisis worsening. "International equities tend ...

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  • ETF Manager Profile: First Trust

    06-27-2011 12:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    The exchange traded fund business is dominated by the "Big Three" of BlackRock's iShares, State Street and Vanguard in terms of assets under management. However, many smaller firms are carving out a successful niche with specialized ETFs or by focusing on overlooked markets. ...

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  • ETF Spotlight: First Trust DJ Global Select Dividend (FGD)

    01-05-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on First Trust DJ Global Select Dividend (NYSEArca: FGD), part of a weekly series. Assets: $59.8 million Objective: Tracks the Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index, an index of 100 developed-market stocks Holdings: Top holdings include companies like Deut...

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  • Call It a Comeback: Dividend ETFs for the Income Investor

    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...

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