5 ETFs to Capture Europe's Hot Dividend Payers

In face of rising volatility and a prolonged low-yield environment despite talks of rising rates, investors are giving dividend stocks a second look, and with European economic fundamentals looking better than they have for the best part of a decade, one may consider diversifying with Europe dividend exchange traded fund.

“It’s a market in which to be very cautious [and]shares of high-yielding companies offer compelling income,” Emmanuel Hauptmann, a fund manager at RAM Active Investments, told the Wall Street Journal.

Among the biggest listed companies in Europe, about 83% are expected to increase dividends in 2018, the highest share in at least a decade, according to J.P. Morgan research.

In Europe, 20 listed companies are expected to raise dividends 50% or more this year, including CYBG PLC, Deutsche Bank AG , Standard Chartered PLC and Barclays PLC.

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