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  • A New Idea Among International Dividend ETFs

    06-30-2016 12:01 PM by Brenton Garen

    Dividend investors should limit their search for income and yield to U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds. Savvy dividend investors know ex-U.S. developed market dividend payers often feature larger yields than their U.S. counterparts, an assertion proven by comparing large- and...

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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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  • Low U.S. Interest Rates Boost International Dividend ETFs

    05-05-2016 10:46 AM by Tom Lydon

    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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  • Dividend Achievers in an International ETF

    04-08-2015 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The dividend achievers concept, which in index parlance pertains to companies with dividend increase streaks of at least a decade, is the bedrock of some well-known, U.S.-focused dividend exchange traded funds. That group includes the PowerShares Dividend Achievers Portfolio (...

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  • International Dividend ETF Powers Up

    09-02-2014 01:30 PM by Todd Shriber

    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. The explanation is straight forward: Ex-U.S. developed market dividend payers often feature larger yi...

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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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  • Alternatively Weighted ETFs Keep Gaining Supporters

    06-10-2014 12:36 PM by Todd Shriber

    As alternatively weighted, intelligently indexed or smart beta exchange traded funds have grown in prominence, so has the unfortunate notion that users of exchange traded funds must choose sides: Market capitalization weighting or smart beta. There seem to be two camps, one si...

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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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  • Most Searched ETFs: Big Boys Rule

    05-24-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    This weeks collection of the most searched exchange traded funds on ETF Trends is decidedly biased toward some of the largest, most well-known ETFs on the market. Few of this weeks most searched ETFs can accurately be described as obscure, overlooked or small. The few that can...

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  • A High Achieving International Dividend ETF

    05-23-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    As investors widen their searches for income, international dividend exchange traded funds are gaining increased attention. Several global dividend ETFs have impressed this year, but one of the groups real standouts is the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio...

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  • Dividend Achievers With a Global Spin

    01-13-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Although S&P 500 members that do not pay dividends outperformed their dividend-paying peers last year, there is no denying that over the long-term, dividends account for a substantial portion of a portfolios returns. Dividends are nice, but dividend growth is even better. ...

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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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  • 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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  • Dividend ETFs: Morningstar's Top International Pick

    02-20-2013 06:33 AM by Tom Lydon

    International equities continue to offer decent valuations compared to U.S. stocks, making the case for investing in overseas dividend exchange traded funds stronger. PowerShares International Dividend Achievers (NYSEArca: PID) holds quality companies with minimum volatility, and...

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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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  • 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 Spike As Market Volatility Increases

    09-21-2011 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) have experienced rapid growth this year, with many of them doubling their growth, according to a report from Morningstar. Inflows to this sector really spiked in August, proving investors are still searching for yield and stability in...

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  • These Dividend ETFs are Globetrotters

    09-14-2011 03:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors with a thirst for yield may want to consider dividend exchange traded funds that seek to diversify further by investing in global stock indexes. Powershares International Dividend Achievers (NYSEArca: PID),WisdomTree DEFA (NYSEArca: DWM), WisdomTree International Lar...

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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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  • Dividend Paying ETFs: Where to Look

    08-17-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The tax cuts implemented by the Bush administration could soon be coming to an end. If you are affected by this change, it may also be prudent to look over your holdings of dividend income and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Companies have heavily cut costs and spending ...

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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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  • ETFs for the Heated Cadbury Battle

    11-27-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The world of candy making is becoming a bit ruthless as companies vie for greater market share. Confectionery companies are fighting to acquire a major candy maker, and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) could benefit from the greater market efficiency. Kraft Foods' (NYSE: K...

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  • Going Shopping? Think About Dividend ETFs

    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 ...

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  • Know the Weightings In Your Dividend ETFs

    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...

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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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  • 10 Dividend-Yielding ETFs

    05-08-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend-paying stocks are an investor favorite, and many of the dividend focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) give investors better coverage with less risk than found in single stocks. Some of the dividend-focused ETFs are so diversified that they could stand in as core hold...

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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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