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  • Harnessing Dividend ETFs Outside the U.S.

    02-27-2017 10:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Ex-U.S. developed market dividend payers often feature larger yields than their U.S. counterparts, an assertion proven by comparing large- and mega-cap dividend stocks from familiar dividend sectors such as consumer staples, energy, financial services and telecommunications. ...

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  • International Dividend ETFs Remain Solid Ideas

    10-06-2016 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Ex-U.S. developed market dividend payers often feature larger yields than their U.S. counterparts, an assertion proven by comparing large- and mega-cap dividend stocks from familiar dividend sectors such as consumer staples, energy, financial services and telecommunications. L...

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  • Revisiting An International Dividend ETF

    06-24-2016 10:35 AM by Brenton Garen

    Experienced dividend investors know the utility of adding some international holdings to their income portfolios, whether by way of individual stocks or exchange traded funds (ETFs). The explanation is straight forward: Ex-U.S. developed market dividend payers often feature la...

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  • Each International Dividend ETF Has Its Own Quirks

    06-22-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    When picking out an index-based exchange traded fund, people may find many options with similar investment themes, so it is important to take the time and look deeper into the underlying benchmark. For example, it is important to look over the underlying index of dividend-payi...

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  • Global Dividend Hunt With ETFs

    06-26-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The U.S. is still fertile ground for dividend investors, but that does not mean international dividend stocks should be ignored. As of mid-June, there have been 225 payout increases from S&P 500 members this year and 422 members of the benchmark index that now pay cash div...

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  • International Stock ETFs Offer More Attractive Dividend Yields

    06-03-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    While U.S. companies have boosted their cash payouts to shareholders, income-minded investors are still seeking out attractive foreign dividend stock and related exchange traded funds. Money managers believe that the most attractive dividend stocks are outside U.S. markets, re...

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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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  • A Dividend ETF With International Allure

    02-13-2014 10:46 AM by Todd Shriber

    The U.S. may be the worlds dominant dividend market, but there are some dividend destinations beyond the confines of U.S. borders worth evaluating. Fortunately, several of the stronger and steadier ex-U.S. dividend countries can be accessed under the umbrella of a single excha...

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  • International Dividend ETFs Merit Consideration

    12-09-2013 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    These are golden days for U.S. dividends. Not only are U.S. companies showing a willingness to spend some of their cash hoards on new or higher payouts, but exchange traded funds sponsors are responding to investors thirst for income by rolling out scores of new dividend-focused ...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: More Dividends

    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...

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  • Diversify an Income Portfolio with International Dividend ETFs

    10-15-2013 03:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investing with dividend-oriented picks generates a steady source of income. While many have focused on U.S. stocks, international dividend exchange traded funds also help diversify a domestically centric portfolio. "Tilting ones international-equity allocation to dividend-payi...

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  • International Dividend ETFs

    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...

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  • International Dividend ETFs and Rising Interest Rates

    08-23-2013 07:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Rising interest rates have put U.S. markets on edge, but income-oriented investors can branch out to international dividend exchange traded funds that track developed countries with rates rising at a slower pace. European markets are turning around as the Eurozone breaks out o...

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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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  • iShares: Reasons Not to Flee Non-US Dividend Stocks

    06-12-2013 04:42 PM by Russ Koesterich -- BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist

    Is it time to flee dividend stocks? Thats what many investors are asking me amid the recent rise in bond yields. My answer: Dont abandon dividend stocks but be selective. Ive long been advocating that investors searching for yield should look abroad for dividend income, and I ...

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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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  • 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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  • International Dividend ETFs Ahead of the Fiscal Cliff

    11-18-2012 06:28 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the markets keep close tabs on the fiscal cliff and the potential dividend tax hikes, U.S. dividend exchange traded funds could experience greater volatility ahead, but investors can maintain some dividend income exposure with international picks instead. Since 2003, qualif...

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  • Global ETFs with Above-Average Yields

    09-11-2012 05:48 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have been looking for yield in every corner of the market. The S&P 500 Index has a yield of about 2%, however, there are plenty of overseas exchange traded funds that are yielding over 5%, and they give investors good diversification benefits. "With bonds providi...

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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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  • Looking Overseas for Yield in ETFs

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

    The search for income has gone overseas, as investors are finding opportunity in economies that have lower valuations than those in the U.S. Focused stocks and ETFs often have higher yields than those found in the U.S. [Best ETFs for Income and Dividends] "The typical argum...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Some ETFs to Ride Out Market Volatility

    04-20-2012 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Equity markets performed well during the first quarter of 2012, as developed markets gained around 11%, and emerging markets rallied around 13%. As the momentum has waned and equity markets have stalled, what can exchange traded fund investors expect for the second quarter? "W...

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  • Three Heavyweight International Dividend ETFs

    03-18-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S.-based investors' search for dividend-paying stocks is taking them overseas. S&P Capital IQ expects dividends to be a bigger driver of international equity total returns through year-end as capital appreciation likely slows in the wake of such a strong start to the yea...

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  • Top International ETFs for Dividends

    02-28-2012 12:01 PM by John Spence

    Although dividend exchange traded funds for U.S. stocks have been extremely popular the past year, investors may also want to consider ETFs that invest in international markets. International dividend stocks are an interesting place for a yield investor to be, said Alec Young,...

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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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  • Dividend ETFs: Searching Overseas for Yield

    10-17-2011 11:40 AM by Tom Lydon

    Income-seeking investors have been tapping into dividend exchange traded funds in a low interest-rate environment for bonds. Some U.S.-based investors may want to look at dividend ETFs that follow international stocks. WisdomTree DEFA Fund (NYSEArca: DWM) focuses on interna...

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  • International Dividend ETFs for Income

    08-23-2011 08:57 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors' search for yield has taken them across borders to dividend-themed exchange traded funds that target international stocks. Non-U.S. companies that are paying dividends can help investors gain more than the 2% that the S&P 500 is yielding, reports Matthew Andrejcz...

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  • New iShares ETFs Launch: Dividends And China

    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 ...

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  • How to Easily Find High-Yielding ETFs

    09-16-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's all about the Benjamins for investors these days. If you're one of the many seeking exchange traded funds (ETFs) with yield, we have a few solutions. 1. The ETF Analyzer. There's no easier way to find and sort ETFs by yield. When you're in the Analyzer, simply click "expa...

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  • Taking the Dividend Search International Could Pay Off With ETFs

    08-25-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend-seeking investors should really telescope in on markets abroad with exchange traded funds (ETFs). Foreign stocks have had much more attractive yields these days, as proven by a foreign large-cap stock measure in developed markets which showed yields at 3.7% payout as ...

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