For instance, ETF investors who believe in a rise in share repurchases can look to ETFs that specifically target companies that implement buyback schemes, including the PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio (NYSEArca: PKW), the SPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF (NYSEArca: SPYB) and more recently launched iShares U.S. Dividend and Buyback ETF (Cboe: DIVB).
PKW includes a broader selection of U.S. companies that have effected a net reduction in shares outstanding by 5% or more in the trailing 12 months. SPYB focuses on S&P 500 companies with the highest buyback ratio in the past 12 months. Lastly, DIVB is comprised of U.S. stocks with a history of dividend payments and or share buybacks where holdings include those with the largest dividend and buyback programs in the market measured by dollar value,
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