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  • Don't Count Dividend Growth ETFs Out Yet

    12-05-2016 04:45 PM by Max Chen

    Despite many calls that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates, yields may linger on the lower range historically, potentially leaving room for high-quality dividend growth stocks and related ETFs to shine. "All told, there is no denying that rising bond yields represent...

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  • PowerShares to Switch 27 ETFs from NYSE to Nasdaq on Wednesday

    12-05-2016 03:25 PM by Brenton Garen

    Invesco PowerShares ETFs will transfer 27 ETFs from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to Nasdaq effective on market open this Wednesday. The switches will grow Nasdaqs total switches to 52 by the end of the year. Nasdaq will also close out 2016 with approximately 70 new listi...

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  • Turn to Quality Dividend ETFs for a Sluggish Outlook

    08-05-2016 04:18 PM by Tom Lydon

    Equities have jumped some major hurdles and broke new highs, but the markets are running out of steam after a multi-year bull rally and still face some challenges ahead. Consequently, investors should consider high-quality stock exposure, such as exchange traded funds that track ...

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  • Energy ETFs: Oil Majors Dividend Watch

    07-23-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    While energy exchange traded fund investors are wary of ongoing weakness in a low oil environment, some large oil majors may help stem an exodus from the sector, enticing investors with dividends. Goldman Sachs analyst Neil Mehta pointed out companies like ExxonMobil (NYSE: XO...

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  • Dividend Investors Should Look for ETFs with Steady Yields

    06-01-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    When searching for yield-generating exchange traded fund options, a stable income stream is the most important factor to consider. "After all, investors looking to these funds as a source of cash flow would be disappointed to find that their income stream is volatile," Ben Joh...

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  • Another Dividend Dilemma for Oil ETFs

    05-19-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    When Dow component Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) said it will raise its quarterly dividend to 73 cents per share from 69 cents last month, the largest U.S. oil company not only boosted its dividend increase streak to 33 consecutive years, but alleviated investors about the impact of fa...

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  • With an Increase, Exxon Keeps its Place in Dividend ETFs

    04-30-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) quashed speculation that falling oil prices are endangering its dividend. On Wednesday, the Dow component and the largest U.S. oil company said it will raise its quarterly dividend to 73 cents per share from 69 cents. Following intense fear that last ye...

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  • The Bell Tolls for Energy Dividends, ETFs

    03-24-2015 03:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    Tuesdays news that Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FXC) is slashing its quarterly dividend to 5 cents per share from 31.25 cents is igniting scuttlebutt that other natural resources companies will follow suit. Freeport is commonly viewed as a copper produce and, to a lesser extent, a ...

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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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  • A Dividend ETF with Consistently Sturdy Yields

    09-24-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Along with a steady income stream, many dividend stock exchange traded funds have provided a healthy amount of price appreciation, bolstering investor portfolios with an attractive way to capture broad market returns. For example, the PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Ach...

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  • A Dividend ETFs Quiet Ascent

    09-08-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Dividend stocks are playing a pivotal role in driving U.S. equities to an ongoing set of record highs, a fact confirmed by nine dividend exchange traded funds rising to fresh all-time highs last Friday. One of those nine was the PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio (NYSEAr...

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  • This Dividend ETF Keeps Grinding Higher

    05-09-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    On Thursday, nearly a quarter of the exchange traded funds to touch new all-time highs were dividend funds. Several of those ETFs, including dividend celebrities such as the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: VIG) and the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY), s...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Serious Dividend Growth

    04-04-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio (NYSEArca: PFM), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $346.4 million Objective: The PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio tries to reflect the performance of the NASDAQ US Broad Dividend Achievers Index, which i...

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  • Inflation Fighting With Dividend Growth ETFs

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

    Dividends, both foreign and domestic, are on the move higher. Global dividend reached $1.03 trillion last year with S&P 500 member payouts rising to a record of nearly $312 billion. [At Least EM Dividends are Rising] Seemingly alongside rising payouts, the number of div...

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  • This ETF is Loaded With Dividend Aristocrats

    02-12-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The dividend aristocrats concept is undoubtedly alluring to income investors. Building an exchange traded fund around companies that have boosted dividends for a minimum of 25 consecutive years has helped make the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY) one of the largest U....

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  • High Achievers: These Dividend ETFs, Indices Delivered in 2013

    01-07-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    There were some compelling data points out Monday that underscore just how much the dividend investing phenomenon has benefited exchange traded funds. S&P Dow Jones Indices said Net dividend increases rose $12.7 billion during the fourth quarter of 2013 for U.S. domestic c...

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  • First Trust Could list NASDAQ Dividend ETF

    10-21-2013 05:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    First Trust, the ninth-largest U.S. ETF issuer, has filed plans with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to possibly introduce a new dividend ETF, the First Trust NASDAQ Rising Dividend Achievers Index ETF. The filing did not include a ticker or expense ratio, indicating ...

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  • Multi-Asset ETFs

    06-28-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Institutions, investors and advisors all utilize exchange traded fund products. Now, some fund products are also adding exposure to other ETFs within their own portfolios to provide regular investors with exposure to institutional quality management. The burgeoning sub-class o...

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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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  • 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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  • Four Dividend ETFs with Growth Potential

    12-12-2011 11:47 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend exchange traded funds have seen intense interest from investors in 2011 as they seek shelter from market volatility in stable sectors and an income stream. For example, investors have flocked to utilities ETFs due to their conservative reputation and enticing dividend...

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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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  • Why It's Time to Think About Dividend ETFs

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

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

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  • Dividend ETFs: Aristocrats and Achievers

    07-27-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In this day and age of low, low yields, investors are on the prowl for some income. One place you can find it is in dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs) - especially in the cream of the crop: aristocrats and achievers. Beyond the regular type of dividend-paying companies - so...

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  • Looking for Income? The Case for Dividend ETFs

    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...

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  • How Dividend ETFs Can Add Oomph to Your Portfolio

    03-29-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend-paying stocks have always found a home in portfolios, especially after a bear market, when investors want a reliable source of income. A good way to gain exposure to the variety of dividend-paying companies out there is through a dividend exchange traded fund (ETF). "...

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  • Dividend ETFs: Aristocrats vs. Achievers

    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...

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  • An ETF Quandary: Dividend Yield Or Dividend Growth?

    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...

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  • Where Are My Dividends, ETFs?

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

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

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  • What Banks Can Do to Give Financial ETFs a Boost

    01-21-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bank of America (BA) has acquired Merrill Lynch, but billions of dollars are still needed to complete the process and to help mend related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Financials in Trouble. Shareholders may need to brace themselves, because Bank of America slashed its divid...

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  • Dividend ETFs Are Put Together In Different Ways

    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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