On June 16th, WisdomTree will launch twenty new exchange traded funds. Six members of the family of ETFs will invest in dividend paying domestic equities, while 14 will invest in dividend paying international equities. WisdomTree’s dividend focus is nothing new, there are already dividend ETFs available. But there are currently only a handful of dividend ETFs and WisdomTree will dominate the this area.
Their reasoning for this focus is that portfolios with only dividend-paying securities produce higher returns with lower volatility than other portfolios.
Some of the new ETFs include: Total Dividend Fund (DTD), SmallCap Dividend Fund (DES), Dividend Top 100 Fund (DTN), International MidCap Dividend Fund (DIM), Europe High-Yielding Equity Fund (DEW), Japan Total Dividend Fund (DXJ) and Pacific ex-Japan High-Yielding Equity Fund (DNH).
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