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 essence, managers are looking to invest in names that have paid consistent and/or high dividends over time, but since share prices have been battered recently across the board, these equity names appear much more desirable from a yield standpoint than they may have seemed just a few weeks ago.
For those investors that are concentrating on the amount of dividend yield that they can potentially capture, but are not too concerned with the consistency of the payouts, there are a number of exchange traded funds in the current landscape. [International Dividend ETFs]
Included in this ETF list are HDV (iShares High Dividend Equity), SDIV (GlobalX SuperDividend), ABCS (Guggenheim ABC High Dividend) and SDY (SPDR S&P Dividend).