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  • A Core ETF Idea for Dividend Investors

    03-13-2017 11:03 AM by Brenton Garen

    Although interest rates are poised to rise, income investors should still consider select dividend stocks and exchange traded funds. Dividend growers provide an aspect of quality and growth since these firms have a long track record of raising dividends. Companies that hav...

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  • Fidelitys New Spin on a Dividend ETF

    11-08-2016 10:43 AM by Clayton Fresk, Stadion Money Management

    Throughout the first part of 2016, Dividend ETFs were all the rage. Performance was very strong and investors were seemingly piling money into these dividend payers. While the strong performance has leveled off in the latter half of this year, dividend ETFs still seem to ...

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  • BlackRock's ETF Fee Cuts 'Out Vanguard' Vanguard

    10-05-2016 05:25 PM by Max Chen

    BlackRock has cut prices across its iShares Core exchange traded fund suite ahead of the new Department of Labor fiduciary rule changes, positioning its broad investment options as quality and cost-efficient alternatives in the fund space. The fee reductions beat or match the low...

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

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

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

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  • HDV: A Dividend ETF for the Long Haul

    09-19-2016 11:02 AM by Tom Lydon

    Plenty of dividend exchange traded funds are delivering for investors this year. Dividend growers provide an aspect of quality and growth since these firms have a long track record of raising dividends. Companies that have consistently raised dividends also exhibit stable balance...

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  • Cheaply Incorporating Factors Into a Core U.S. Equity Portfolio

    08-31-2016 11:03 AM by Mason Wev, CFA, Clark Capital Management

    By Mason Wev, CFA, CMT, Clark Capital Portfolio Manager As academic finance and factor investing have become mainstream parts of the investing landscape, many of the financial advisors that Clark Capital partners with have expressed interest in cheaply and effectively incorpor...

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  • A Cost-Effective ETF Option for High Dividend Stocks

    06-15-2016 11:12 AM by Tom Lydon

    Over the long-term, high-quality dividend-paying stock exchange traded funds could produce outperforming results. The iShares Core High Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: HDV) is one ETF that can position investors for years of consistent, dependable dividends. HDV, which tracks high-qua...

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  • High-Yield Dividend ETFs Come with a Price

    04-27-2016 04:43 PM by Max Chen

    High-yield dividend exchange traded funds offer attractive yields for the income-strapped investor, but the higher payouts come with risks, such as potentially unsustainable dividends from a beleaguered energy sector. "A lot of companies have adopted dividend policies that are...

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  • This Dividend ETF Is Proving Sturdy

    01-29-2016 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Over the long-term, high-quality dividend-paying stock exchange traded funds could produce outperforming results. That trend is already at play this year, highlighted by the iShares Core High Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: HDV). Investors can also look to diversify with stable, divid...

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  • How ETFs Can Diminish Your Market Risk

    11-19-2015 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors can utilize a growing number of exchange traded funds that implement alternative indexing methodologies to diminish market risks and potential limit the impact of another bubble. James Norman, president of QS Investors, a Legg Mason affiliate, explains how market ine...

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  • A New High-Dividend S&P 500 ETF

    10-22-2015 04:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Income-minded investors can now target the top dividend-paying companies taken out of the S&P 500 benchmark through a new State Street Global Advisor exchange traded fund. The SPDR S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SPYD) began trading Thursday, October 22, according...

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  • Where To Look In A Low-Yield Environment

    10-07-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    With volatility back, bond yields down and speculation that the Federal Reserve sticks to low interest rates, investors may turn to old themes, like dividend-generating stocks and exchange traded funds. "Investors may be feeling a bit of 'dj vu all over again,' to quote the re...

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  • Use Dividend Stocks, ETFs to Augment Long-Term Returns

    06-18-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Over the long-term, high-quality dividend-paying stock exchange traded funds could produce outperforming results. Stocks with high dividend yields is the best way for investors to buy income in the current market, and if the positions are held over the long haul through short-...

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  • Retirees Should Think About Augmenting Yields with Dividend ETFs

    05-29-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With interest rates stuck near historical lows, retirees may find it harder to meet their income needs through bonds alone. Instead, more should think about adding dividend-paying stocks and related exchange traded funds to bolster yields. In a hypothetical case, an investor w...

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  • Time to Turn to Dividend ETFs

    05-20-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    With the S&P 500 resting near all-time highs, investors that are concerned about generating further upside might want consider turning to dividend stocks and exchange traded funds. At least that is one way of interpreting some recent advice from Goldman Sachs. The venerabl...

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  • Bond Investors May Want to Shift into Stock ETFs Ahead

    04-23-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    A good mix of equities and fixed-income assets has helped provide attractive returns. However, it may be time to underweight bonds and lean toward stock exchange traded funds. BlackRock's chief investment strategist for fixed income, Jeff Rosenberg, said that he would bet on s...

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  • Why Invest in Dividend ETFs

    02-09-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend stock exchange traded funds have outpaced other investment styles and could remain a strong strategy ahead. Over the past year, the WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DON) increased 24.0%, Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (NYSEArca: VYM) gained 20.1%, PowerSha...

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  • U.S. Dividend ETFs Could Outperform in Low-Yield Environment

    02-05-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As bond yields turn, income-starved investors can take a look at relatively high-yield dividend stocks and related exchange traded funds. According to Andrew Garthwaite, a global equity strategist at Credit Suisse Group AG, investors should focus on dividend stocks as an alter...

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  • Institutional Use of ETFs Continues Rising, Says BlackRock

    12-02-2014 12:07 PM by Todd Shriber

    Investors allocated another $42 billion to exchange traded funds last month, bringing year-to-date ETF inflows to $192 billion as the U.S. ETF industry is now within striking distance of the lofty $2 trillion in assets under management mark. Institutional investors continue to...

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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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  • Passive Dividend ETFs Trump Active Income Mutual Funds

    11-18-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The failings of many actively managed mutual funds have been on full display again this year as 80% of equity funds focused on large-cap growth stocks are trailing their benchmarks. Only 17.7% of active managers beat the Russell 1000 index of large-cap stocks so far this year,...

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  • Well-Known ETFs on Fidelitys Commission-Free Platform

    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...

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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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  • ETF Options to Hedge Against Falling Prices, Low Inflation

    10-02-2014 03:30 PM by Max Chen

    Now that commodity prices have declined to multi-year lows and the U.S. dollar is picking up some momentum, U.S. inflation expectations are being depressed. If deflationary pressures persist, investors can turn to some assets and exchange traded funds to hedge risks. The U.S. ...

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  • Core Status Lifts a Dividend ETF

    09-03-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Exchange traded funds frequently change names and underlying indices, but the alteration that many investors relish is an expense ratio reduction. That is the case with the iShares Core High Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: HDV), an ETF that has needed just three and a half years to as...

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  • BlackRock's iShares Help Investors Build 'Core' ETF Positions

    07-16-2014 01:24 PM by Max Chen

    Low-cost "core" exchange traded funds are helping BlackRock's (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the world's largest ETF issuer, attract billions of dollars of new assets from cost-conscious retail investors. "The second quarter was very strong for the ETF industry as more and more inv...

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  • A Look at How Some Investors Use ETFs

    07-09-2014 01:24 PM by Todd Shriber

    Whether it is at the institutional level, among registered investment advisors or do-it-yourself investors, use of exchange traded funds is increasing. Equally as important as the fact that investors of all stripes boosting their usage is how they are employing ETFs in portfol...

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  • Dividends to the Core With This ETF

    06-25-2014 11:35 AM by Todd Shriber

    After a slight name change and noticeable fee reduction, the iShares Core High Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: HDV) recently became one of the newest members of the iShares suite of low-cost core ETFs. HDVs new expense ratio is 0.12%, down from 0.4%, and the ETF has a trailing 12-mont...

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  • High Yield Dividend ETFs Topping S&P 500

    06-16-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    The S&P 500 is up 5.7% year-to-date, but high-yield funds, both exchange traded and mutual funds, that focus on stocks with big yields have been performing even better. That assessment jibes with recent data that indicate that since the end of February, about the time when...

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  • New iShares ETF Targets Dividend Consistency

    06-13-2014 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    BlackRocks (NYSE: BLK) iShares unit, the worlds largest issuer of exchange traded funds, doubled the size of its already successful core suite of ETFs Thursday with the introduction of 10 new funds. One of those new ETFs, the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF (NYSEArca: DGRO), ...

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  • A Look at Some Seasoned Core ETFs

    06-11-2014 12:32 PM by Todd Shriber

    In another sign of the emphasis investors, professional and retail alike, place on exchange traded fund fees, BlackRocks (NYSE: BLK) iShares said Tuesday it is doubling the size of its low-cost core suite of ETFs to 20. The new additions to the iShares core lineup include four...

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  • iShares to Make Significant Additions to Core Lineup

    06-10-2014 01:06 PM by Tom Lydon

    BlackRocks (NYSE: BLK) iShares, the worlds largest issuer of exchange traded funds, will look to capitalize on the success of its low-cost core suite of ETFs with the addition of 10 funds to that group. The new additions to the iShares core lineup include four new funds and si...

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  • Diversify With Dividend ETFs

    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 ...

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  • Dividend ETFs Fit In Your Retirement Portfolio

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

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

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  • Signs of the Times: New Highs for These ETFs Say a Lot

    04-10-2014 01:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    Forgive the generalization, but it is not a stretch to say that many investors with Internet access, a television and those not living in caves are by now well aware of the startling retrenchment in momentum stocks. The most egregious offenders in the momentum repudiation trad...

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  • Not Just Sector Funds: Other ETFs Benefit From Utilities Leadership

    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...

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  • Cap-Weighted, Smart Beta ETFs Can be Friends

    04-02-2014 01:57 PM by Todd Shriber

    The ascent of smart beta or intelligent index exchange traded funds is undeniable. One-quarter of exchange-traded fund (ETF) inflows in the first 11 months of 2013$41 billionwent into ETFs characterized as smart beta by Morningstar. Total assets in smart beta ETFs as of that p...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: Getting Paid to Play

    03-01-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Another week and month are in the books for U.S. stocks with February being kind to the bull. February was a strong month for U.S. stocks as the S&P 500 bounced back from a glum January to gain 6.7% in the second month of the year. While February was a bounce back month fo...

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  • Income Investors are Flocking to This Dividend ETF

    02-24-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Ten-year Treasury yields have dropped 8.4% this year, providing relief to longer-dated bonds and some income-generating sectors. Last years surge in Treasury yields predictably pressured rate-sensitive sectors such as utilities and telecom, causing some well-known dividend exc...

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  • Dividend Growth Via ETFs

    02-24-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    There are about 70 dividend-focused exchange traded funds on the market, some of which have debuted this year, indicating issuers are not done rolling out new dividend funds. Where the money is heading in the dividend ETF segment is a story worth monitoring. As Barrons notes, ...

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  • ETF Ideas for the Dividend Boom

    01-07-2014 01:04 PM by Todd Shriber

    These are halcyon days for U.S. dividend investors and the statistics affirm as much. In 2013, nearly 2,900 companies boosted their payouts. Net dividend increases rose $12.7 billion during the fourth quarter of 2013 for U.S. domestic common stock, compared to an $8.4 billion ...

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  • As Rates Rise, Some Dividend ETFs Stand Firm

    12-06-2013 01:16 PM by Todd Shriber

    Ten-year Treasury yields are rising once again. With Thursdays 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 spik...

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  • 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, ...

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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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  • Watch Your Sector ETF Stock Concentrations

    10-11-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Most exchange traded funds passively track benchmark indices that follow a capitalization-weighted methodology. Consequently, some sector and broad market ETFs lean toward a handful of heavyweight stocks. Passive ETFs track a basket of stock holdings from a benchmark index. Ho...

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  • Dividend ETFs for the Long Term

    09-08-2013 02:08 PM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to dividend exchange traded funds, regular income payouts are an attractive feature, but the investments also provide portfolios with diversified, long-term market exposure. Investors can utilize dividend ETFs to access a diverse range of dividend-paying stocks w...

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  • 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...

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  • iShares: Dividend Strategies as Rates Rise

    07-30-2013 02:33 PM by Sue Thompson -- iShares

    Since interest rates began rising earlier this summer, some market watchers have been declaring the dividend trade a thing of the past. Its no wonder, then, that many clients are asking me if its time to abandon dividend payers. This is just one of the questions about dividend...

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  • Dividend ETFs, Yield-Producing Equities Back in Focus

    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...

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  • Dividends and Low-Volatility: Two Sucessful ETF Strategies

    05-31-2013 08:59 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors who seek steady income and downside protection can find this through holding certain exchange traded funds. ETFs that hold quality dividend-paying companies or that use a low-volatility strategy are favored, and continue to be popular with investors. According to Dod...

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  • A Dividend ETF with Quality Screens

    04-26-2013 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the iShares High Dividend Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HDV), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $3.3 billion. Objective: The iShares High Dividend Equity Fund tries to reflect the performance of the Morningstar Dividend Yield Focus Index, which tracks a group of ...

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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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  • Investors Play Defense with Dividend ETFs

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

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

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  • 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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  • A New High-Dividend, Low-Volatility ETF

    03-12-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Global X is trying to capitalize on two popular themes in the investment world with its new exchange traded fund that tracks U.S. dividend payers with low share-price volatility. On Tuesday, the Global X Superdividend U.S. ETF (NYSEArc: DIV) will begin trading. The new fund wi...

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  • Dividend ETF Focuses on Lower-Risk, High-Yield Stocks

    02-06-2013 06:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    The explosion of dividend ETFs in recent years in a low-rate market for bonds has made it much easier for investors to buy diversified stock funds for yield. However, the wide array of ETF options can make it a bit difficult to choose the best fund to fit an investor's particular...

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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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  • A Dividend ETF That Screens Out Volatile Stocks

    09-11-2012 02:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend-focused exchange traded funds have been all the rage as concern over market volatility and low yields in the bond markets pushed investors to the equities side for income. For instance, the iShares High Dividend Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HDV) has gathered almost $2.1 bil...

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  • Dividend Stocks and ETFs: Is Bigger Better?

    08-13-2012 09:02 AM by Tom Lydon

    Large-cap growth stocks and focused dividend exchange traded funds have weathered the market uncertainty in 2012 in stride. Investors may be wondering if the success of dividend focused ETFs may be winding down or if it is just getting warmed up. Large-cap stocks have shown a ...

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  • Is the Dividend ETF Trade Overcrowded?

    08-06-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In light of the lingering market uncertainty and record low Treasury payouts, yield hunters have zeroed in on the safe and decent payouts from utilities exchange traded funds, but investors should still remain cautious as the sector is beginning to look overcrowded. "We do con...

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  • PowerShares Files Two Yield-Themed ETFs

    08-01-2012 04:43 PM by Tom Lydon

    Invesco PowerShares, the fourth largest exchange traded fund provider, is working on two new income generating funds, one to provide access to emerging market debt and another to dividend paying U.S. stocks. According to a SEC filing, the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend ...

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  • US Utilities: Don't Overpay for Yield

    07-25-2012 12:10 PM by Russ Koesterich -- BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist

    As short-term interest rates remain at or close to zero, investors starved for income should be wary of overpaying for yield, particularly when it comes to US utilities. As I write in my new Investment Directions monthly commentary, I continue to prefer dividend funds and the ...

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  • Five ETFs Hitting 2012 Highs

    07-02-2012 07:01 AM by Tom Lydon

    Various exchange traded fund categories have flirted with 52-week highs as the latest news out of the Eurozone looks positive on re-capitalizing certain EU banks. The ETFs that have managed upward movement are all from defensive or income yielding segments, on trend with what inv...

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  • ETF Spotlight: iShares High Dividend Fund

    06-19-2012 08:51 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the iShares High Dividend Equity ETF (NYSEArca: HDV), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $1.69 billion. Objective: The iShares High Dividend Equity Fund tries to reflect the performance of the Morningstar Dividend Yield Focus Index, which is comprised of U....

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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 to Weather Europe's Debt Storm

    05-30-2012 03:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    After the recent European elections, notably in France and Greece, the markets experienced another period of high volatility that left stocks and exchange traded funds reeling. Investors seeking to position themselves ahead of another Eurozone-induced tussle will want to jot down...

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  • Sell in May: Stock ETFs Under the Gun

    05-14-2012 02:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    The recent weakness of stock ETFs on Europe's debt woes has many investors wondering if they should've heeded the old adage to sell in May and go away. The question is whether to stay the course or to wait on the sidelines during the summer, which is traditionally a slower time f...

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  • Dividend ETFs May See Higher Payouts

    05-04-2012 09:05 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the paltry yields being offered by safe-haven Treasury bonds, alternative income-generating assets such as dividend exchange traded funds are attracting a wider audience. Dividend ETF investors may now draw upon a more diversified pool of stock components and look for higher...

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  • Dividend ETFs: A Solution to Stock Picking

    05-01-2012 08:50 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend stock investors should consider diversified exchange traded funds to save time on researching individual companies and limit single-stock risk. "As great as being a dividend investor is, it does require time. Why? To find, research both potential purchases but also c...

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  • Non-Cyclical Stock ETFs for Conservative Investors

    04-04-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    We are nearing that time when the age-old market adage "sell in May and go away" could come into play. With market volatility usually spiking to seasonal highs during the summer months, as witnessed over the past few years, investors may want to start thinking about safer equitie...

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  • Three Fairly Valued Dividend ETFs

    04-03-2012 10:21 AM by John Spence

    Dividend ETFs have been enormously popular the past year but investors should be careful to temper their expectations. A rising stock market means valuations arent as cheap, while conservative investors need to remember equities are more volatile than bonds. Tread cautiously b...

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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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  • Can Dividend ETFs Maintain Their Winning Ways?

    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 ...

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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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  • Why the Stock ETF Rally May Have Legs

    11-02-2011 10:42 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bulls' confidence in a year-end rally is rising along with sentiment after the October stock burst. Although U.S. equities have already jumped 20% from the October low, some analysts say the gains can continue due to the economy avoiding a recession, cheap valuations and expectat...

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  • Dividend ETFs Under the Microscope

    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 ...

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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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  • New Dividend ETFs Hit Market as Stocks Yield More than Bonds

    09-19-2011 12:09 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds have been all the rage lately, which isn't surprising since S&P 500 dividends are yielding more than the 10-year Treasury note. Conservative, income-focused investors are venturing into new areas with bond interest rates so low and bank accou...

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  • S&P's Favorite New ETFs

    09-07-2011 05:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    Standard & Poor's says 2011 is shaping up to be the year of the exchange traded fund with more new ETFs launched in the first seven months of this year than in 2008 and 2009, combined. Through early August, 191 new exchange traded products were launched in 2011, with more ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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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  • ETF Investors Take on More Risk in Search of Reward

    07-20-2011 08:29 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are beginning to explore riskier market sectors with exchange traded funds in search of fatter profits, buying patterns suggest. The first half of 2011 has given niche or alternative ETF asset classes a chance to shine, as sectors such as Asian local debt, managed fu...

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