“According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, 971 dividend increases were reported during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the 885 increases which were reported during the fourth quarter of 2013. For all of 2014, 3308 issues increased their payments, up 14.3% from the 2895 issues that increased their payments during 2013,” said S&P in a note earlier this month.

WisdomTree sponsors eight U.S.-focused dividend ETFs, several of which have over $1 billion AUM, including the WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund (NYSEArca: DTN), WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DON) and the WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DLN).

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund


Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of DTN.