DTN

Exchange traded funds try to follow a specific sector, style or asset class, but some ETFs may exclude specific segments of the market they are targeting. The exclusionary approach allows investors to stay away from what may be poor performers within a specific market, but the “ex” has not been popularly received, writes Jonathan Burton […]

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, dividend-paying ETFs have held their own during rough market conditions. During tumultuous times, […]

ETF Spotlight on WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials (NYSEArca: DTN), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $1.15 billion. Objective: The WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials fund tries to reflect the performance of the company’s own Dividend ex-Financials Index, which holds the highest dividend-yielding companies in each sector among three hundred of the largest companies in the WisdomTree Dividend Index […]

We highlight call buying this morning in generally lightly traded options on a dividend exchange traded fund, DVY (iShares DJ Select Dividend). This play seems to reflect investor willingness to earn higher yields via equities that pay steady and attractive dividends given the fact that U.S. Treasuries are still mired in very unattractive levels in […]

We spoke recently about what seems like a migration out of small-cap equities and back into large-cap equities from a fund flows standpoint via creation/redemption activity that we have observed in exchange traded funds. [Investors Shift to Large-Cap ETFs] Often, investors are faced with a decision between “growth” or “value” segments of the market, and […]

Dividend exchange traded funds have attracted investors looking for yield and stability in volatile markets. However, they need to perform some due diligence and understand how these ETFs works and the potential risks. ETFs with a “dividend” appellation have more than doubled over the last year, attracting $26.6 billion in assets, writes Sarah Morgan for […]

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 that of managers who are searching for dividend yield. In […]

Recent data on the state of our economy doesn’t look all that cheery. Despite copious aid provided by the Fed, inflation has not spiked. It wouldn’t hurt to start considering ways to count deflation’s negative effects by using exchange traded funds (ETFs). The core Consumer Price Index (CPI), excluding food and energy, only inched 0.6% […]

ETFs are flat in early trading after a published report showed consumer prices climbed 0.2% last month, with the core rate remaining unchanged. Rising gasoline costs offset flat or declining costs in other parts of the U.S. economy. The 0.2% CPI rise was below the 0.3% consensus estimate of economists. Core inflation, which excludes volatile […]

Dividend stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have rapidly been growing in appeal, and one analyst recently showed just how much that’s true. Investors have been pushed further and further out the risk spectrum and the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates stuck at zero. In turn, investors have been seeing other sources of income. […]

The Consumer Price Index figures came out on Friday. While we can rest easy the inflation is no imminent threat, the deflationary red flags are going up. Here’s why and how to cope with exchange traded funds (ETFs). Consumer prices were pretty much flat in August, says Robert Reich for Wall Street Pit. Excluding food […]

We’re all waiting to hear what it’ll be: inflation or deflation. Either way, there are exchange traded funds (ETFs) to help tame either condition. Some are calling for deflation, while other analysts are calling for inflation. Either way, you should pick a position and cater your investment to this approach. Jason Zweig for The Wall […]

Deflation appears to be posing a bigger and bigger risk to markets and investors should know how to deal with this market condition with exchange traded funds (ETFs) if it becomes a reality. Deflation has been looming on the horizon like a dark cloud, but if you know how to deal with the effects of […]

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 activity may be good news for dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs). Capital […]

Investors are on high alert these days, but few are sure for what: inflation, deflation or stagflation. Deflation might be the more pressing concern at the moment, and we’ve got some exchange traded fund (ETF) strategies you can use to cope. These days, everything from clothing to groceries are cheaper than they were one year […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site […]

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). The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom […]

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 diversified array of top dividend-paying companies. The opinions […]

Growth in the U.S. economy, markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) has been aided by our exceptionally low interest rates. Yesterday, we were reminded that it’s becoming increasingly important to mind the rates and be prepared to act accordingly. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually […]

As the markets waver and look for direction, you may be on the hunt for assets that are higher quality. Dividend-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be just the ticket. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not […]

Long-term bonds are so passé. At least, that’s what financial experts are beginning to believe. Investors may want to consider the benefits investing in dividend-paying growth stocks and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) instead. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on […]

After a recession strikes, the priority of many an investor is to locate areas that can help deliver gains. Overlooking the potential of dividend exchange traded funds (ETFs) could leave you missing some great opportunities. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come […]

When it comes to exchange traded fund (ETF) investing, did you know that different indexing strategies can either make or break your success? Click through to read about the different types and how they can affect you. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to […]

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. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information […]

To combat a recessionary climate, a strategy many investors use is investing in dividend-paying stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs). These stocks and funds give income from the dividend, and also give you the chance to benefit from any returns. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not […]

“Financials” might not be a favorite word among exchange traded fund (ETF) investors right now, which makestwo of WisdomTree‘s newly restructured dividend funds look like great timing. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or […]

Traders trying to benefit from high dividends and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may look for companies offering high dividends, payouts that may reflect the companies’ healthy earnings growth. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be […]