The cumulative outperformance and above benchmark dividend levels were achieved with less volatility and lower risk, whether evaluating standard deviation6 or beta7 relative to the broad market benchmark.

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Meanwhile, IQDG sets out to capture International Quality Dividend Growth Dividend-paying equities have increasingly become an attractive option for investors looking to generate income and pursue higher total return potential.

Dividends provide an objective measure of a company’s health and profitability – one that cannot be affected by accounting methods or government decisions. And while the emerging markets may not be the first place investors look when seeking income, WisdeomTree believe the region’s potential is significant. Over 93% of traditional emerging market benchmarks 2 are comprised of companies that paid at least one dividend over the prior 12 months.