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First Trust has rolled out two new actively managed exchange traded funds that target closed-end funds focused on income generation. First Trust recently launched the First Trust CEF Income Opportunity ETF (NasdaqGM: FCEF) and First Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF (NasdaqGM: MCEF). FCEF has a 2.5% total expense ratio and MCEF has a 1.91% […]

In the ongoing low-yield environment, yield-hungry investors have bid up dividend stocks for higher returns. Despite concerns that the asset category may be overpriced, high-quality dividend exchange traded funds may still have more room to run. Tony DeSpirito, co-manager of BlackRock Equity Dividend Fund, argued that stocks with a good record of raising dividends may […]

Investors typically focus on U.S. stocks because they are most familiar with the market. However, people may be leaving money on the table as international equities and related exchange traded funds offer many opportunities. International stocks offer higher dividend yields and attractive valuations. “Still looking for yields?” Sean Adkins, Director of Asset & Wealth management […]

Amplify Exchange Traded Funds has come out with a new ETF that can help investors hone in on the right dividend-paying stocks on the market. The Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF (BATS: PFV) began trading Wednesday. PFV has a 0.49% net expense ratio. The new Prime 5 Dividend ETF is essentially a fund-of-funds, holding […]

Dividend stocks and related exchange traded funds have been a popular play this year as value investments returned to style. While some may be apprehensive of the category after the recent run up, dividend stocks are only still trading near their historical averages. The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY), which holds firms that have […]

Real estate investment trust exchange traded funds may continue to enjoy greater attention ahead as the REITs sector formally becomes the 11th major industry segment of the S&P Dow Jones Indices at the end of the week. REITs, which make up about 3% of the S&P 50o’s market valuation, will be splitting away from the […]

After a multi-year rally, the bull market is growing long in the tooth and beginning to slow down, but stocks can still slowly push higher. In a slow growth environment, investors should consider dividend exchange traded funds that can pay you along the way. “All in all, I see a market that is supported by […]

Investors have turned to alternative avenues of income, like real estate investment trusts, in their search for income. Those who wish to allocate toward REITs should also consider a exchange traded funds that provide global exposure as a significant portion of the opportunity set lies outside our borders. “Global real estate offers unique features and […]

Fidelity Investments is expanding its reach into smart-beta exchange traded funds to help address investors’ growing desire for active styled strategies that come in an affordable and efficient ETF wrapper. Fidelity plans to launch six new factor-based, smart-beta ETFs on or about Thursday, September 15, including the Fidelity Core Dividend ETF (FDVV), Fidelity Dividend ETF […]

Income-minded investors have turned to preferred stock exchange traded funds in their ongoing search for yield in a low-rate environment, and among the number of options available, the VanEck Vectors Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (NYSEArca: PFXF) has stood out among the competition. PFXF has outperformed its peers, rising 12.5% year-to-date, and produced an attractive […]

Energy sector and master limited partnership-related exchange traded funds are rallying Tuesday after Canada’s Enbridge (NYSE: ENB) announced it would acquire Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) for $28 billion to establish the largest infrastructure company in North America. Enbridge said it would buy Spectra Energy in an all-stock deal valued at about $28 billion, Reuters reports. […]

Income-minded investors who are venturing into other assets to generate higher yields should be wary of taking on too much risk to squeeze out that extra return. Instead, consider exchange traded funds that track quality, dividend growing stocks. “In this environment, dividend stocks are a worthy alternative to bonds,” Kashif Ahmed, president of American Private […]

In a low-growth, low-yield environment, many have turned to alternative avenues of income generation, such as real estate investment trusts. Among the various options available, investors should focus on health and residential REITs-related exchange traded funds. “Balancing the search for income while managing risk remains a challenge for investors,” according to BlackRock. “REITs may play […]

Utilities companies have been on fire this year, outperforming the broader S&P 500 index as investors shifted toward safety and sought attractive yields. Among the sector options, one actively managed utilities exchange traded fund stands out. The Reaves Utilities ETF (NasdaqGM: UTES) has been the best performing utilities sector-related ETF of 2016, rising 19.7% year-to-date. […]

Real estate investment trusts and sector-related exchange traded funds have been among the most popular investments in an extended low-rate environment. However, after this year’s run, REITs may be starting to look pricey. The Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ) is the eighth most popular ETF of 2016, adding $4.6 billion in net inflows year-to-date, according […]

The dividend growth style has been a popular investment theme this year as volatility gripped U.S. Exchange traded fund investors, though, need not limit themselves to domestic markets as there are international dividend growth strategies as well. For example, the relatively new ProShares MSCI Emerging Markets Dividend Growers ETF (BATS: EMDV) is the sixth ETF […]

Dividend growth has been a popular strategy that many investors have adopted as a way to boost portfolio returns, but many dividend funds rely on hindsight and are backward looking. Alternatively, investors may consider a forward-looking dividend exchange traded fund strategy that tries to target companies more likely to raise dividends while diminishing exposure to […]

Income-minded investors can turn to an alternative dividend exchange traded fund strategy that analyzes the probability of future dividend growth as a way to focus on more financially sound companies. On an upcoming webcast this Thursday, Why Dividend Growth Strategies Continue to Rally, Eric R. Ervin, Co-Founder and CEO of Reality Shares, and Kenny Polcari, Managing […]

As the investment world braces for more uncertainty and market volatility, investors may consider smart-beta exchange traded fund strategies to limit drawdowns and potentially smooth out the ride. On the upcoming webcast, Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank); Performance of ETFs Focused on Quality Stocks, Brad Zucker, Senior Product Manager at FTSE Russell, Michael Venuto, Co-Founder and Chief […]

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 dividend growers, as a way to limit risks while participating in any […]

As global central banks enact ever-looser monetary policies, yield-starved investors around the world are now turning to the attractive payouts from the developing markets. U.S. investors can also gain exposure to emerging market dividend stocks through exchange traded funds. “Investors are switching into EM stocks for yield ‘income’ given a lack of bond income in […]

Most dividend-related strategies select companies based on past or historical trends. Instead, investors may consider a forward looking dividend exchange traded fund to access stocks that are more likely to raise dividends ahead. “Looking at alternatives?” Eric Ervin, President and CEO of Reality Shares, asked ETF Trends. “Reality Shares has a model which looks at […]

While the U.S. isn’t heading toward a recession, growth will likely remain muted over the near term. Consequently, investors may turn to exchange traded fund strategies that target high-quality names, such as the group of consistent dividend growers. On the recent webcast, Dividend Growers: High Quality Companies for a Low Growth Environment, Sam Stovall, Managing […]

As companies find it harder to grow earnings in a slowing economy, exchange traded fund investors should focus on high-quality names to ride out this low growth environment. On the upcoming webcast, Dividend Growers: High Quality Companies for a Low Growth Environment, Sam Stovall, Managing Director and U.S. Equity Strategist at S&P Global Market Intelligence, […]

In light of ongoing global volatility, Legg Mason launched an international currency-hedged exchange traded fund version of its popular low-volatility, high-dividend strategy. The newly added Legg Mason International Low Volatility High Dividend ETF (BATS: LVHI) will target international stocks that come with low volatility and high dividends. LVHI has a 0.40% expense ratio. The new […]

Investors may be missing out on potential opportunities by focusing too much on the United States. Instead, one can utilize exchange traded funds to gain exposure to international markets and diversify an investment portfolio. On the recent webcast, It’s a Big World – The Case for International Investing, Robert Bush, ETF Strategist at Deutsche Asset […]

In the ongoing search for yields in an extended low-rate environment, investors have turned to preferred stock exchange traded funds as an attractive alternative investment, with the VanEck Vectors Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF (NYSEArca: PFXF) standing out among its competitors. PFXF has outperformed its peers, rising 12.2% year-to-date, and generated an attractive 5.62% 12-month […]

With the value and dividend styles back in play this year, a dividend “aristocrats” exchange traded fund strategy has been among the better performers, providing exposure to companies with a history of sustainable yields. The ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL) has increased 14.4% year-to-date, compared to the S&P 500 Index’s 7.1 gain. The […]

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have hit new highs, but observers remain skeptical over how much more room there is left to run in the so-called most hated bull market, with some pointing to a flat or low-return environment ahead. Consequently, if investors aren’t going to see a repeat of the breakneck performance […]

ETF Trends takes a condensed look at five new ETF products launched today, July 14. Cambria Expands on Shareholder Yield Suite Cambria launched the Cambria Emerging Shareholder Yield ETF (BATS: EYLD). EYLD tracks the Cambria Emerging Shareholder Yield Index, which is comprised of emerging market stocks ranked by dividend payments and net stock buybacks, key […]