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Alps Sector Dividend Dogs ETFFund

  • A Durable Dividend ETF That Consistently Wins

    02-07-2017 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    S&P 500 dividend growth is slowing, but that does not mean stocks with consistently rising payouts and the exchange traded funds that focus on those names should be eschewed by income investors in 2017. Quite the contrary as the current market environment, including rising in...

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  • This Dog Could Have its Day in 2017

    01-12-2017 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend growth for the S&P 500 was decent last year, but with income investors fretting about the impact of rising interest rates on dividend stocks, dividend exchange traded funds are sure to be scrutinized this year. However, the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSEA...

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  • 15 Most Read ETF Articles of the Week (May 9-13)

    05-13-2016 06:44 PM by Brenton Garen

    Each publishes news, strategy and commentary on ETFs in the realms of Commodities, Currency, Equities and Smart-Beta to name a few. Heres a look at the Top 15 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on ETF Trends, May 9-13, 2016. Click the headline to read the ful...

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  • Dividend ETFs That Bark Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T

    05-10-2016 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    With interest rates still low, investors need to think about new strategies for generating retirement income beyond portfolios heavily tilted toward fixed income. Among equity income options, investors will likely look at dividend-paying stock exchange traded funds (ETFs). Whi...

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  • Don't Dismiss the Dividends Dogs ETF

    02-26-2016 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSEArca: SDOG) is up 1% year-to-date, a performance that is sturdy compared to some other big-name dividend exchange traded funds. Underscoring the resurgence of high-yield dividend payers, SDOG has surged more than 9% over the past month, but ...

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  • Does The Dividend Dogs ETF Have Some Bite?

    11-09-2015 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    There are scores of dividend exchange traded funds available to investors and many offer nuanced strategies. The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSEArca: SDOG) is not necessarily nuanced nor advanced, but its income-generating capabilities are stout as evidenced by the ETF's trai...

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  • Dancing With Dow Dogs ETFs to Start 2015

    01-02-2015 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA), the Dow tracking ETF, ended 2014 with a gain of 9.7% as 23 of its 30 components traded higher on the year. The Dows oft-criticized methodology that gives the indexs largest weights to its highest-priced stocks proved p...

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  • Dividend Dogs ETF Barks its Way to $1 Billion in Assets

    11-25-2014 01:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    With low interest rates and anemic yields on U.S. Treasuries forcing investors to expand their yield-generating horizons, 2014 has been another strong year for inflows to dividend exchange traded funds. The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSEArca: SDOG) proves as much. SDOG, w...

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  • Popular Commission-Free ETFs on Schwab OneSource

    09-29-2014 04:25 PM by Tom Lydon

    Earlier this month, Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), one of the largest discount brokers in the U.S., unveiled a significant expansion of its Schwab ETF OneSource commission-free exchange traded funds platform. Already substantial in terms of number of offerings, OneSource added 6...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Dividend Dogs

    09-26-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSEArca: SDOG), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $831.6 million Objective: The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF tries to reflect the performance of the S-Network Sector Dividend Dogs Index, which applies the "Dogs of the D...

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  • Throw a Bone to This International Dividend ETF

    06-18-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSEArca: SDOG) will soon celebrate its second anniversary, but it is accurate to call this dividend ETF a success. Nearly $721 million in assets under management, a two-year return north of 45% and the ETF hitting a new all-time high Tuesday...

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  • Dont Bark at These Global Dividend-Payers

    01-16-2014 03:07 PM by Todd Shriber

    Although much of the recent dividend focus has been on U.S. equities and the relevant exchange traded funds, investors may want to consider foreign dividend payers as well. There are a plethora of ETFs with which to do just that. One is a newer fund that builds on a concept th...

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  • Three Dividend ETFs up 30% This Year

    12-19-2013 01:59 PM by Tom Lydon

    Through November, nearly $210 billion has flowed into exchange traded products around the world and nearly a third of that total has been allocated to precision-driven, or smart beta, strategies. Dividend ETFs are capturing a significant of the flows to non-cap weighted ETFs. ...

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  • ALPS Plans EM Dividend Dogs ETF

    12-03-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    ALPS is rounding out its "Dogs of the Dow" suite of exchange traded funds, filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch an emerging market-focused version. According to an SEC exemptive relief filing, the ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSEArca: EDOG) ...

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  • Nine New Dividend ETFs With Staying Power

    10-30-2013 01:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Some say this is the golden age of dividends. If that is true, dividend exchange traded funds are benefiting in a big way. Last week, it was reported that assets under management at dividend ETFs reached a combined $80 billion. Not only is that up noticeably from $55 billion l...

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  • A Dividend ETF for 'Dogs of the Dow' Theory

    05-23-2013 02:38 PM by Tom Lydon

    I do the ETF of the Week for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. This Thursday, I looked at the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSEArca: SDOG). SDOG basically appl...

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  • Some Dividend ETFs Outperforming the S&P 500

    05-21-2013 01:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend investors typically give up on fast growth in favor of steady income. However, some dividend exchange traded funds have been outpacing the broader S&P 500 so far this year. Of the almost 50 dividend-focused ETFs on the market, 18 are outperforming the S&P 500,...

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  • Dow 'Dividend Dogs' ETF Launches

    07-02-2012 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Dividend hunters seeking exposure to high quality firms may take a look at the new ALPS dividend exchange traded fund that follows the "Dogs of the Dow" theory. Dividend ETFs have been very popular over the past year and this is the latest twist on the theme. According to a...

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