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In the ongoing search for yields, investors can take a look at an outperforming infrastructure exchange traded fund (ETF) that offers some attractive payouts to boot. The Guggenheim High Income Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca: GHII), which is composed of the 50 highest-dividend-paying global infrastructure companies, has been outperforming other infrastructure sector-related ETFs, rising 16.0% year-to-date. Moreover, […]

Oil prices are rebounding, with the fundamental outlook improving. As more return to the energy play, investors can consider a broad energy infrastructure exchange traded fund. On the recent webcast, High Quality MLP Strategy: Understanding the Benefits of Pipeline ETF, Brian Sulley, Vice President of Tortoise Capital Advisors, projects that oil demand will grow in […]

Investors seeking alternative income opportunities to traditional fixed-income and equity assets may consider looking into energy infrastructure exchange traded funds. On the upcoming webcast, High Quality MLP Strategy: Understanding the Benefits of Pipeline ETF, Brian Sulley, Vice President of Tortoise Capital Advisors, and Matthew Weglarz, Portfolio Manager and Vice President at Tortoise Index Solutions, will […]

Many investment innovations have been meet with skepticism, but exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track smart-beta or alternative index-based strategies have quickly caught investors’ attention. Contributing to the rapid growth, smart beta ETFs have helped investors capitalize on actively managed investment styles at a fraction of the cost. “Strategic beta, unlike most innovations, demands less […]

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and sector-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a good source of attractive payouts in a low-yield environment. REITs are securities that trade like a stock and invest in real estate directly through property ownership or mortgages. Consequently, revenue are mainly generated through rents or interest on mortgage loans. To qualify […]

Investment guru Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) partner Charlie Munger are known for buying good companies at fair prices. Exchange traded fund investors can also mimic the investment philosophy through strategies that target companies with wide economic moats or sustainable competitive advantages. Specifically, Munger and Buffett consider every aspect of a business […]

High-yield dividend exchange traded funds offer attractive yields for the income-strapped investor, but the higher payouts come with risks, such as potentially unsustainable dividends from a beleaguered energy sector. “A lot of companies have adopted dividend policies that are unsustainable and have been rewarded by the financial markets that don’t sufficiently question the sustainability,” Harald […]

While many typically checkout before the summer, investors should keep an eye on real estate investment trusts and related exchange traded funds in the months ahead as REITs becomes the newest S&P 500 sector. In September, the S&P and MSCI will no longer classify REITs as a financial sector component and will spin off real […]

As oil prices rebound on improved market sentiment, master limited partnership exchange traded funds have broken above their long-term trend lines and offer attractive yields to boot. Crude oil prices just finished higher for the third consecutive week as market sentiment turned upbeat on strengthening U.S. gasoline consumption ahead of the summer driving season and […]

With investors returning to more riskier segments of the market, defensive utility stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds are losing momentum. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLU) has declined 3.8% since Wednesday and is now trading below its short-term, 50-day simple moving average. XLU has increased 9.3% year-to-date and reflects one of the best […]

As the value investment style comes back to the forefront, dividend growth exchange traded funds have been among the best performing strategies. For instance, the ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF (NYSEArca: SMDV) has returned 8.4% as of March 31, the best performer among 794 small-cap related mutual funds and ETFs, according to Lipper data. […]

The value style has outperformed growth over the past few months, and investors who are positioning for a potential long-term shift should look to dividend growth exchange traded funds to capitalize on the trend. For instance, the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDY) holds firms that have a minimum dividend increase streak of 20 years […]

Each week ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon sits down for “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where he highlights big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, he looked at the ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF (BATS: SMDV). SMDV may be a better way to access the small-cap category as the fund […]

Corporations have issued share buybacks and dividends to make company shares more attractive to investors. However, dividend-focused exchange traded funds are winning out the battle of shareholder value. The PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio (NYSEArca: PKW), which tracks U.S. companies that have repurchased 5% or more of shares over the past 12 months, was down 0.4% […]

Bolstering the case for passively managed exchange traded fund as a good way for investors to tap into the equities market, active stock fund managers just experienced one of their worst quarters in almost two decades. Less than one in five large-cap funds outperformed the benchmark S&P 500 Index, the lowest number of beats since […]

As people diversify their portfolios in light of an ongoing low-yield environment, investors may want to take a look at exchange traded funds that track small- and mid-cap dividend growth strategies to potentially generate better risk-adjusted returns. On the recent webcast, Dividend Growth: Compelling Opportunities Beyond Large Caps, Simeon Hyman, Head of Investment Strategy at […]

The dividend investment theme has been outperforming this year as value stocks finally have their day in the sun, and yield-generating exchange traded funds that track smaller companies are leading the charge. On the upcoming webcast, Dividend Growth: Compelling Opportunities Beyond Large Caps, Simeon Hyman, Head of Investment Strategy at ProShares, Kieran Kirwan, Director of […]

A dearth in available homes across the U.S. is pushing up housing prices. Consequently, as more Americans keep renting, a residential real estate investment trust sector-related exchange traded fund has kept strengthening. The iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (NYSEArca: REZ) was up 1.1% Monday and gained 5.0% over the past month. REZ includes a […]

Eric Ervin, President and CEO of Reality Shares, joined ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon to talk about creative ways for investors to generate yields with dividend-oriented exchange traded funds. For instance, Reality Shares has recently brought out a suite of ETFs that focus on U.S. companies expected to raise dividends ahead, including the Reality Shares […]

Each week ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon sits down for “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where he highlights big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, he looked at the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ). With the Federal Reserve keeping rates depressed, income-minded investors are turning back to yield-generating assets like real […]

Principal Funds, a relatively new player in the exchange traded fund game, has debuted two new smart-beta or alternative index-based ETFs. One targets firms that offer inelastic goods or have substantial pricing power while the other fund focuses on companies that return value to investors. The Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF (NasdaqGM: PY) and Principal […]

Investors seeking a steady yield-generating exchange traded fund to help diversify their portfolios in a volatile year can look to the ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL) for quality stock market exposure and sustainable dividends. “By investing in dividend growth strategies, you not only get high-quality companies that have delivered strong total returns, you […]

WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DON) increased 5.9% year-to-date, compared to the S&P 500 Index’s 0.4% return so far this year Since its inception through February 2016, DON returned 7.8%, compared to the 6.6% for the Mid Cap benchmark DON shows a 2.62% 12-month yield and a 0.38% expense ratio Mid-sized value stocks have been […]

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is back into positive territory DIA is up 6.5% over the past month and 1.0% year-to-date DJD rose 8.0% over the past month and 1.2% year-to-date The Dow Jones Industrial Average is back into positive territory, recovering from one of the worst starts to the new year and setting up for […]

Federal Reserve keeps short-term interest rates unchanged at a range of between 0.25% and 0.5% Fed officials also suggested there will only be two more rate hikes this year Weakening dollar helps bolster commodity assets With the Federal Reserve keeping short-term interest rates unchanged, rate-sensitive exchange traded funds popped while some trades dependent on higher rates […]

Invesco PowerShares introduces DWIN that targets diversified, high-yielding assets The new ETF is a fund of funds, which means that it holds ETFs as its underlying component It may also favor overweighting U.S. Treasuries and reduce holdings to less than five components Invesco PowerShares has introduced a multi-asset income exchange traded fund to provide yield-oriented investors […]

Changes to S&P 500 index will affect how people position in REITs ahead S&P Dow Jones Indices stated it would add an 11th sector to its Global Industry Classification Standard Looking ahead, the new GICS classification will also further support the REITs sector Exchange traded fund investors have some exposure to real estate investment trusts […]

Each week ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon (above right) discusses “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where he highlights big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, Tom looks at the Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF (NasdaqGM: LVHD). LVHD can help investors generate attractive yields and diminish […]

Vanguard Group unveils two international ETF options  VIGI to follow an income investing strategy, focusing on companies with high dividend yields VYMI will emphasize stocks exhibiting dividend growth The Vanguard Group is expanding its line of popular dividend exchange traded funds to include two international options that mirror U.S.-focused offerings. Vanguard has launched the Vanguard International Dividend […]

ETF investors may want to consider preferred stocks as government yields hover near record lows Low inflation helps bond investors generate a higher real yield, or yield after accounting for the inflation bite International government bond yields have been depressed to near zero levels With government yields hovering near record lows, exchange traded fund investors may […]