SPDR S&P Dividend ETFFund
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- Assets $14,180.6M
- Expense Ratio 0.35%
- Yield 2.25%
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US Equity ETF
SPDR S&P Dividend ETF is an exchange traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund's objective is to replicate the price and yield of the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index. The Index measures the performance of 60 highest dividend yielding S&P Composite 1500 constituents that have followed a managed dividends policy of consistently increasing dividends every year for 20 years.
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01-23-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The equities market and dividend stock exchange traded funds may be relatively cheap, compared to the fixed-income market where Treasury bonds have surprised. Some point out that the spread between the dividend yield on the S&P 500 index and the yield on benchmark 10-year ...
01-07-2015 01:00 PM by Todd Shriber
U.S. dividend increases fell slightly last year $54.8 billion from $54.9 billion in 2013, but that modest downtick does little to damage the broader dividend growth thesis. Nor was 2014's slightly lower level of dividend growth enough to keep investors from pouring billions of ne...
12-23-2014 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Buoyed by strong inflows to equity and fixed income funds, the U.S. exchange traded products industry has hit another milestone, eclipsing $2 trillion in assets under management. Industry observers likely saw this landmark moment when November inflows data revealed that invest...
12-01-2014 01:36 PM by Todd Shriber
The industrial sector, the fifth-largest sector weight in the S&P 500, could deliver some dividend growth to investors before the end of 2014, providing a potential lift to industrial and dividend exchange traded funds. Three of the of the largest industrial companies, Dow...
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,...
11-16-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As the equities markets touch new heights, more conservative players don't want to press their luck and are looking at defensive investments and related exchange traded funds to hedge against another correction. For instance, the Guggenheim Multi-Asset Income Index ETF (NYSEAr...
11-09-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
It is a fact that college costs are rising and the pace of college cost inflation far outstrips U.S. wage growth and even above-average equity market returns. Tuition for four years at some of the most prestigious U.S. colleges and universities easily exceeds the income many w...
10-24-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend stock exchange traded funds are gaining popularity again as market volatility push rattled investors into more stable, income-generating assets. For instance, the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY) targets the highest-yielding stocks from the S&P 1500 Compo...
10-09-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
U.S. life expectancy has hit a record high. As advances in medicine help Americans live longer, investors seeking to finance their golden years could turn to income-generating exchange traded fund strategies. In 2012, life expectancy in the U.S. touched a record 78.8 years, a ...
10-08-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber
The third quarter was another good one of U.S. dividend growth with dividend (increases less decreases) totaling $12.3 billion, up from $11.9 billion a year earlier, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. "For the 12-months ending September 2014, dividend payments have increa...
08-25-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon
With benchmark Treasury yields remaining stubbornly low, investors can still find attractive income-generating options through dividend stock exchange traded funds. However, not all dividend ETFs are created equal, so an investor will have to consider the various strategies an...
08-22-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the largest providers of indices for use by issuers of exchange traded funds, said over $7 trillion in global assets were linked to the S&P 500 at the end of last year. That represents an increase of almost 22% from the end of 2012, said t...
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 ...
05-09-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber
On Thursday, 51 U.S.-listed exchange traded products hit new all-time highs. Highlighting investors' thirst for income, preparation efforts for a possible case of the summer doldrums or both, nearly a quarter of the ETFs making new highs yesterday were dividend ETFs. And that ...
05-07-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
The premise of Dividend Aristocrats, those companies with lengthy track records of dividend increases, serves as the backstop for several exchange traded funds, including some well-known funds. The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY), one of the largest U.S. dividend ETF...
04-08-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber
There are stocks that pay dividends and then there are dividend stocks. The latter group is comprised of those companies that raise their dividends every year, giving investors dependable and growing income. Long-term return data prove the point that while there is a favorable...
04-07-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber
Just a short while after dividend exchange traded funds hauled in over $29 billion in 2013, making the genre the biggest contributor to the growth of smart beta ETFs, some of the largest U.S. dividend funds have been bleeding assets in 2014. Year-to-date, the three largest U.S...
03-17-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Utilities exchange traded funds may not be as exciting as equivalent financial services, energy and technology funds (just to name a few), but in a sign that some investors are again embracing lower beta fare, utilities ETFs have noticeably strong through the first two and a half...
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...
03-03-2014 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
In another sign of the ongoing popularity of dividend exchange traded funds, the WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth Fund (NasdaqGM: DGRW) reached $100 million in assets under management in just nine months of trading. DGRW, which debuted in late May 2013, had almost $100.6 millio...
02-15-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
U.S. stocks logged a second consecutive week of gains with all three major U.S. indices gaining more than 2% on the week. Despite frigid weather across much of the U.S., some exchange traded funds remain hot according to this week's search data on ETF Trends. Of the 10 most...
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....
02-10-2014 09:20 AM by Tom Lydon
It is shaping to be another good year for income investors. Earlier this year, S&P Dow Jones Indices said "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 increase in the fourth quarter...
02-03-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Ten-year Treasury yields dipped 10.6% last month while utilities was the best performing sector in the S&P 500, but the good news from that scenario was not confined to the iShares Core Total U.S. Bond Market ETF (NYSEArca: AGG), the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEArca: ...
01-28-2014 06:30 AM by Indexology Blog By SP Dow Jones Indices
Understanding a market's dispersion provides important insights into its internal dynamics and the opportunities and pitfalls that might await both active and passive investors. Dispersion measures the average difference between the return of an index and the return of each of t...
01-15-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Exchange traded funds are becoming a legitimate thorn in the side of hedge funds. First, there is the issue of size. "At the end of Q3 2013 Eurekahedge reported that there was $1.91 trillion invested in 8,500 hedge funds which they state was just 2% below their historic peak, ...
01-14-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Nasdaq OMX Group (NasdaqGM: NDAQ) and S&P Dow Jones Indices are shopping for acquisitions to bolster their index offerings in what could be a sign of an imminent wave of consolidation for indexing space. Executives from both companies "told Reuters in recent interviews tha...
12-28-2013 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Stocks closed flat on Friday, but overall, it was a decent holiday-shortened week for U.S. equities as the S&P 500 managed to tack on almost 0.8% in just 3.5 trading days. While some traders and investors were busy pondering the fate of Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), among other ma...
12-18-2013 01:46 PM by Max Chen
Exchange traded funds are lauded for their tax efficiency, and as we head toward the end of 2013, only a fraction of fund products are expected to make capital gains distributions. Most ETFs redeem securities "in-kind," or swap securities for securities, unlike mutual funds, w...
12-18-2013 07:00 AM by Max Chen
Investors can find many various options for income generation, but some dividend-related exchange traded funds have been tailored to provide exposure to sustainable, quality stocks that have a history of growing dividends. For instance, the newly launched ProShares S&P 500...
12-16-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Since April 30, 10-year Treasury yields have surged a jaw-dropping 71.2%. Although 2013 has been a remarkable year for dividend ETFs, both in terms of increased number of products and asset-gather acumen, that rise in Treasury yields has turned some of the largest dividend ETF...
12-05-2013 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds are on a hot streak this year. Not only are companies raising payouts at an impressive clip, ETF issuers are meeting investors' insatiable desire for yield with an array of new dividend-themed funds. Investors have responded by allocating billion...
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...
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...
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...
10-24-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Cash continues to pour into dividend exchange traded funds, so much so that ETFs holding dividend stocks are now bigger, as a group, than funds that hold U.S. Treasuries. Combined assets under management for dividend ETFs have surged to $80 billion this year from $50 billion a...
10-22-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber
At the sector level, consumer staples, telecom and utilities are among income investors' favorite destinations. Far from being growth names, stocks residing in those sectors are usually viewed as value plays and, as a result, dividend investing is often thought to be value invest...
10-17-2013 01:51 PM by Max Chen
Rising interest rates will change the way investors allocate an income oriented portfolio, but dividend exchange traded funds that emphasize dividend growth and quality stocks will likely weather the storm. "Regardless of rates, we prefer dividend ETFs that emphasize dividend ...
10-10-2013 03:52 PM by Tom Lydon
ProShares expanded its line of non-leveraged exchange traded funds Thursday, launching the new S&P 500 dividend fund that follows quality names with a consistent record of raising dividends. The ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL) tries to reflect the pe...
10-05-2013 07:01 AM by Tom Lydon
As the equities market stumbles on increased uncertainty surrounding the U.S. debt ceiling, investors should take another look at dividend exchange traded fund plays that help cushion dips in the market cycle. Companies with consistent and high dividend payouts tend to be able...
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...
07-30-2013 03:30 PM by Gary Gordon
Morningstar offers its paid subscribers a premium service called, "ETF Valuation Quickrank." The company offers price-to-fair value estimates for several hundred ETFs that are based upon a proprietary analysis of the underlying stock holdings. At present, each investment is being...
06-15-2013 07:11 AM by Tom Lydon
As we scramble to put enough away for life after work, most Americans have not amassed enough to live comfortably in their Golden years, but exchange traded funds can help investors realize their goal. "We're facing a crisis right now, and it's going to get worse," Alicia Munn...
06-11-2013 07:02 AM by Tom Lydon
When it comes to income, traders can browse through fixed-income and equity assets. Exchange traded fund investors, though, can hold an all-encompassing, multi-asset that covers multiple income producing investments. The Guggenheim Multi-Asset Income ETF (NYSEArca: CVY) tracks...
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 Do...
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,...
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...
04-12-2013 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors have taken a keen interest in SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY) as a way to get exposure to steady companies that have a long history of raising dividends. For example, SDY is trending #1 this week at ETF research website XTF.com. "SDY's tracking index has...
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...
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...
03-26-2013 02:15 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors are turning to junk bond and dividend ETFs for income in a low-rate environment. High-yield ETFs invest in bonds, while dividend funds target the stock market, so the two groups can perform differently. "The key is to build a portfolio with the bulk of your portfolio...
03-18-2013 06:40 AM by Tom Lydon
Many investors are using dividend ETFs as a way to dip a toe in the stock market with a more conservative strategy and income to boot. News over the weekend from Cyprus is a reminder of the macro risks still lingering in the market. For instance, the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ...
03-16-2013 06:38 AM by Tom Lydon
There are about 50 different dividend-focused ETFs trading that use company payouts as a screening process. Some experts say the dividend sector is blowing up and competition couldn't be fiercer. "Investors have poured more than $69 billion into these products, with much of th...
03-08-2013 03:09 PM by Tom Lydon
With the Dow Jones Industrial Average at an all-time high, Corporate America is in better shape than the average American after the financial crisis. Companies are seeing profits rise and firms are returning cash to investors at a record pace, which has provided a lift to ETFs th...
03-08-2013 06:22 AM by Tom Lydon
One of the larger dividend ETFs is a State Street fund that focuses on companies that have a consistent dividend track record. And like most dividend ETFs, it's yielding more than the 2% currently on offer from 10-year Treasury notes. SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY) ...
03-03-2013 07:08 AM by Tom Lydon
When it comes to exchange traded funds, different types of investors have different goals. For instance, institutional investors have been looking at broad equities while individual investors and advisors leaned toward income and mitigating risk. According to a list of the mos...
03-02-2013 08:06 AM by Tom Lydon
Rounding out its line of dividend exchange traded funds, State Street Global Advisors filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a global-oriented fund. According to the SEC filing, the SPDR S&P Global Dividend ETF will try to reflect the performance of th...
02-26-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend-themed ETFs have been all the rage with investors looking to boost income in stocks rater than bonds. Meanwhile, an ETF focused on companies that are buying back their shares has outperformed the market by a wide margin. Now, new research suggests that combining divid...
01-31-2013 06:14 AM by Tom Lydon
After finding clarity on the tax debate, investors are returning to dividend-paying stocks and exchange traded funds in search of yield and more conservative strategies for equities. Interest-bearing accounts like money market fund and short-term deposits are earning less than...
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...
12-24-2012 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon
As 2012 comes to an end and we head into the new year, exchange traded funds that generate income and investments that cover the international and emerging markets will continue to attract a lot of interest, S&P Capital analysts say. "Despite potentially higher taxes, divi...
12-24-2012 10:35 AM by Tom Lydon
For the exchange traded fund investors who are reluctant to just sit idly by while the government hikes up taxes and diminishes overall wealth, PIMCO's resident bond guru, Bill Gross, suggests a couple of steps to hedge the pending wealth tax. Gross manages the PIMCO Total Ret...
12-20-2012 02:06 PM by Tom Lydon
I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. This Thursday, I highlighted the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY). Despite concerns over ...
12-14-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors can lower risk in their stock portfolios with dividend ETFs but they should keep in mind the equity-based funds shouldn't be substituted for bonds. When playing the income game, exchange traded fund investors have been increasingly reaching for yields. According t...
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...
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,...
11-27-2012 06:37 AM by Tom Lydon
SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY) is made up of companies that have a consistent history of boosting their dividends annually for the past 25 years. The exchange traded fund sharpens its income focus even more by weighting individual stocks by their dividend yield. The...
11-15-2012 08:16 AM by Tom Lydon
As investors hunt for yield, exchange traded fund providers are churning out more dividend stock funds to satiate the growing demand, but some are skeptical that the new wave of dividend ETFs may not be up to par with the older generation. Morningstar analyst Michael Rawson po...
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...
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...
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 increasi...
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...
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 gr...
09-10-2012 06:06 AM by Tom Lydon
If we witness another political gridlock going into the "fiscal cliff" next year, investors may see a hefty tax hike on dividend-paying exchange traded funds. Nevertheless, dividend investors shouldn't jump ship too quickly as the alternatives are still rather lackluster. Divi...
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 ...
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...
06-08-2012 01:04 PM by Tom Lydon
The voracious investor appetite for yield has led UBS to launch new exchange traded notes focused on leveraged dividend plays. The bank has developed a method for the notes to employ a 2x leverage technique which rebalances on a monthly basis. Patricia Oey of Morningstar repor...
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...
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...
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...
04-27-2012 07:32 AM by Tom Lydon
The actively managed exchange traded fund space, once pushed to the side, is now attracting a greater following, especially in the wake of highly successful PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND) launch. Now, State Street Global Advisors is testing the waters with its first acti...
04-24-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
An income generating strategy is going to remain in focus for exchange traded fund investors, especially as Treasury bond yields remain at their lowest levels. There are several dividend ETFs to help investors navigate this trend, but it's not all about finding the fund with the ...
04-05-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Corporate America is sitting on a lot of cash and more companies are beginning to dole out more with dividends. With companies issuing higher payouts and bond yields still low, dividend exchange traded funds may begin to attract even greater interest. S&P 500 dividends ros...
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 aren't as cheap, while conservative investors need to remember equities are more volatile than bonds. "Tread cautiously...
02-23-2012 12:38 PM by John Spence
Investors trying to bolster yield in their portfolios have made dividend exchange traded funds one of the hottest investments the past two years. There is speculation Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) may announce a dividend at its shareholder meeting Thursday, which could drive further int...
02-17-2012 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Many income-focused investors are using dividend exchange traded funds to anchor the equity component of their portfolio. Dividend ETFs are more volatile than bonds, but some investors like the combination of yield and chance for capital appreciation. As we witnessed in 2011, ...
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...
02-14-2012 09:43 AM by John Spence
Investors fed up with rock-bottom interest rates and Treasury yields have piled into dividend-paying stocks, and dividend exchange traded funds outperformed the market by a wide margin last year. However, rich valuations in some dividend stocks and proposals to raise tax rates on...
01-24-2012 07:35 AM by Tom Lydon
ETF Spotlight on SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $8.7 billion. Objective: The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF tries to reflect the performance of the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index, which holds the 60-highest dividend yielding co...
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 ...
12-22-2011 02:03 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds made a big splash in 2011 and most held up much better than the S&P 500 as investors were drawn to safety and income. Yet looking ahead to next year, there are increasing concerns that this strategy could be a "crowded" trade and that dividend ...
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...
11-09-2011 02:55 PM by Tom Lydon
With the yields in the Treasuries market at historic lows, dividend stock exchange traded funds (ETFs) have attracted the attention of investors. But with so many to choose from, fund providers seeking to enter this ETF space will have to have a leg up on the competition. For ...
11-08-2011 01:24 PM by Tom Lydon
Some exchange traded funds blur the line between active and passive management. For example, many ETFs track hand-tailored indexes that incorporate active strategies in an effort to produce superior performance. The new "strategy-based" ETFs, not unlike actively managed funds,...
11-07-2011 03:43 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Exchange traded funds indexed to the S&P 500 briefly rose above their 200-day simple moving average, a key technical indicator, in late October before stumbling into November. The U.S. stock index nearly hit 1,300 before pausing. Profit taking as well as opportunistic shor...
11-04-2011 09:51 AM by John Spence
Investors piled into riskier exchange traded funds during October's rally, with ETFs tracking emerging markets and U.S. high-yield corporate bonds among the inflow leaders. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (NYSEArca: EEM) was the top-selling U.S.-listed ETF in October, accord...
11-02-2011 02:33 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds have been big sellers this year in the U.S., and now a new equity-income ETF launched in Europe is off to a fast asset-gathering start. According to State Street Global Adviors, the SPDR S&P US Dividend Aristocrats pulled in $100 million in t...
10-20-2011 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon
We've been covering dividend exchange traded funds a lot lately because investors can't seem to get enough information on these top-selling ETFs. Some of the largest dividend ETFs by assets have seen impressive inflows in 2011. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: ...
10-19-2011 09:17 AM by Tom Lydon
It's not surprising that dividend exchange traded funds have been all the rage lately. Investors are looking for safety and yield, and dividend ETFs offer a low-cost, transparent way to invest in a basket of companies and mitigate single-stock risks. Money Morning points to...
10-13-2011 02:31 PM by Tom Lydon
Income-seeking investors are taking a closer look at dividend-paying exchange traded fund options in the ongoing hunt for returns in a low-yield environment. Many dividend ETF searches begin with the largest funds by assets with a diversified approach. Matt Krantz for USA Toda...
10-11-2011 09:17 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors' hunger for yield has caused many to sniff around dividend exchange traded funds to boost income in their portfolios. "With interest rates relatively low, we believe that many investors are increasingly starved for income. As a result, we think more attention has bee...
09-30-2011 08:38 AM by John Spence
Investors have been flocking to dividend exchange traded funds, but the performance of these income-themed ETFs can vary from product to product based on the index's strategy, sector allocations and other factors. "Dividend paying stocks are supposed to be the 'Easy Button' of...
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 ...
09-26-2011 08:59 AM by Tom Lydon
Many investors are turning to traditional defensive sectors and dividend exchange traded funds to weather the volatility in the stock market. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) fell 6.6% last week on worries Greece will default and accelerate the European debt crisis. The...
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...
09-12-2011 11:35 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds continue to increase in popularity as income-famished investors look beyond bond markets for yield. There has been about $12.6 billion in inflows to dividend-stock ETFs this year. Treasury yields are falling as and bond prices are rising as i...
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...
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...
08-25-2011 08:51 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds have seen volume rise during the market's recent volatility as investors use the financial products for specific sector trades and to hedge risk. ETFs have made navigating a bumpy market somewhat easier, with choices ranging from leveraged and short vehic...
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 th...
08-03-2011 02:48 PM by Tom Lydon
S&P 500 exchange traded funds were fighting to stay in positive territory for the year in Wednesday's volatile trading. But Standard & Poor's equity analyst Todd Rosenbluth notes the broad benchmark is stronger with a positive return for 2011 when factoring in dividend...
07-28-2011 01:04 PM by John Spence
With bond interest rates so low, many investors are looking for relatively safe places to park their cash while also earning a reasonable yield. Many stock-based exchange traded funds specialize in dividend-paying companies and sectors, and they may appeal to investors with a ...
05-18-2011 10:08 AM by John Spence
Barry Ritholtz, chief executive at quantitative research firm Fusion IQ, in a Forbes interview says the firm is long the market and its holdings include exchange traded funds tracking the total stock market and dividend stocks. "We're now about 86% long and have been for some ...
04-21-2011 10:51 AM by John Spence
More companies such as General Electric (NYSE: GE) are raising their dividends this earnings season as they return cash on the books to shareholders. At the same time, equity investors seeking safety and income have moved into dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in ...
04-01-2011 05:39 AM by John Spence
Dividend funds, one of the fastest growing segments in the exchange traded fund (ETF) business, could get more attention on news the dividend payout by S&P 500 companies grew by a record $16.6 billion in the first quarter. Since the start of the year, 117 companies in the ...
10-27-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs) have become a hot ticket as interest rates sink. But reinvesting those dividends works a little bit differently than what new ETF investors might be used to. Matt Krantz for USA Today reports that most mutual fund companies offer to reinve...
10-21-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Investing in the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) come with a variety of risks, but stashing away some cash into some investments that yield dividends may help mitigate some of those risks while generating extra income. Solid corporate earnings from a number of large c...
09-18-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
After closing out a dismal August, the markets seem to have stabilized in September. Make no mistake: the economy is still working out its kinks, which means you need to stay on your guard and know which exchange traded funds (ETFs) are best when the going gets rough. Income...
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...
09-03-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
It may be a tough time to trade in the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs), but that doesn't mean that there aren't some good picks still out there. Dividend-related ETFs are attracting more investors who want some stable returns in a volatile market. Dividend-yielding in...
08-26-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Commercial banks stay operational by lending at higher rates and letting customers save at dirt cheap rates. But have you seen those rates on savings accounts? They make Treasury bonds look like they're giving cash away. There are many exchange traded funds (ETFs) that may be a b...
08-17-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
I you're looking for high yields, don't count on finding it in Treasuries. Don't fret - there are plenty of other places you can get it. Analysts weigh in on what asset classes and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are going to give the best yields in this climate. David Bogoslaw f...
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 ...
08-05-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded fund (ETF) investors are looking for income, and they're not finding it in Treasury bonds. That's part of the reason dividend ETFs are so appealing right now. But not every sector is handing them out in equal measure. Nilus Mattive for Money and Markets has fou...
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...
07-29-2010 09:15 AM by Heather Hayes
Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC to discuss the tepid economy and where he thinks we're headed next. While he was at it, he tossed in a few ETF picks for investors looking for some opportunities. Watch to find out what they are!
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...
06-10-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors may be uncertain these days, taking refuge in safe-havens and volatility hedging exchange traded funds (ETFs). But corporate America doesn't seem so concerned, and several big companies are hiking their dividends. Corporate America is giving investors reason to cheer...
05-18-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
While the situation is Greece is approaching some semblance of a resolution, the global economy is far from out of the woods. We may continue to see bumps on the road back, but with these exchange traded funds (ETFs), you can help protect your assets. First things first. Don't...
05-18-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
One byproduct of a recovering economy is increased dividend payouts from some of the nation's largest companies, and the number of companies doing so has hit records. As luck would have it, many of them are holdings in top exchange traded funds (ETFs). A record 22 companies re...
04-30-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Whether you're a bear or a bull, the S&P 500 is one of the best indicators our economy has. Regardless of your views, there are several S&P 500 exchange traded funds (ETFs) that can help accomplish different goals. There is no telling what the markets are going to do ...
04-29-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The threat of high inflation looms large in the wake of the U.S. government's loose fiscal policy. That's why it will be important to find a source of investment income that will rise with inflation and help you keep all your retirement plans intact. Fortunately, dividend-focused...
04-16-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Yields on money funds and Treauries aren't inspiring much elation. But there are still some ways to get some substantial yields on money that would otherwise just sit there, as long as you know where to look. Want a hint? Exchange traded funds (ETFs). If you see higher yields ...
04-13-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividends are a great way to earn some cash on your investments. Just ask billionaire Warren Buffett, who netted a cool $43 million in dividends through his personal portfolio. You can do likewise, albeit on a smaller scale, with exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in a dive...
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...
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). "...
03-04-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
ETF Spotlight on SPDR S&P Dividend (NYSEArca: SDY), part of a weekly series. Assets: $1.3 billion Objective: Tracks the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index (SPHYDATR), which consists of the 50 highest dividend yielding companies in the S&P Comp...
12-23-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors hunting for dividends may have been left disappointed this year. Dividend payouts are set to decline 21% this year from 2008. But 2010 could bring better opportunities for dividend-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). Dividend-yielding stocks tended to lag the broad...
10-16-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
As a portfolio is being built, it's important to consider the strategy or type of exchange traded funds (ETFs) to have in play. One issue to consider is whether it's better to have dividend or growth in your portfolio. Investors looking for dividend-paying stocks will encounte...
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...
03-17-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
As stock and exchange traded fund (ETF) prices decline, dividend yields are on the upswing. But are some too high to be safe? There are still good yields (yield is the annual dividend divided by the stock price) to be found by investors who can discriminate between the good an...
02-18-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
During this crazy bear market and market meltdown, optimistic investors have been turning to dividend-rich exchange traded funds (ETFs) to answer their prayers. But what if the funds have lost more than what they yield? What's the point of them then? One reader of ours wonders: ...
10-23-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend yields are at decent levels right now, benefiting related exchange traded funds (ETFs), but some say we shouldn't rest on our laurels. Last month the credit and housing markets turned over and sent dividends out of the roof to their highest levels in a decade. David G...
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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|Basic & Diversified Chemicals||2.1%|
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|Industrial Automation Controls||1.5%|
|Home & Office Furnishings||1.5%|
|Comml & Res Bldg Equip & Sys||1.4%|
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|Construction & Mining Machinery||1.2%|
|Payment & Data Processors||1.2%|
|Home Products Stores||1.1%|
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|Life Science Equipment||1.1%|
|Health Care Supply Chain||1.1%|
Number of Holdings: 96
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|1.6%||KMB||Kimberly-Clark Corp||Real Estate||43037200000||United States|
|1.6%||MCD||McDonald's Corp||US Stocks||90760970000||United States|
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