ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Investors have utilized exchange traded funds that target dividend growth strategies to potentially enhance a U.S. stock portfolio’s returns. With more looking to overseas markets, investors can also utilize ETF dividend growth strategies that track international stocks as well.

On the upcoming webcast, Exporting Your Dividend Strategy: Dividend Growth Investing in International Markets, Simeon Hyman, head of investment strategy at ProShares, and Kieran Kirwan, director of investment strategy at ProShares, go over the dividend growth strategy and ETF options to track both domestic and international markets.

For instance, the ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL), which includes a group of dividend aristocrats or companies that have consecutively raised dividends for at least 25 years, has been a popular play for income investors. NOBL has a 1.90% 12-month yield.

Many investors have included dividend strategies into their portfolios to enhance overall returns.

“Dividend-paying stocks have outperformed over the long haul,” according to Morningstar analyst Michael Rawson. “Since 1927, stocks that pay a dividend have beaten non-dividend-paying stocks by about 1.8% annualized.”

Earlier this year, ProShares expanded its line of dividend grower ETFs, launching the the ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF (NYSEArca: SMDV) and the ProShares S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: REGL). [ProShares Doubles Dividend Growth ETF Lineup]

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