Alternative ETF Approaches to Yield in the Current Environment

In this stubbornly low-yield environment, income-starved exchange traded fund investors are seeking alternative sources of steady payouts to supplement their needs.

On the upcoming webcast (available for CE Credit), Alternative Approaches to Yield in the Current Environment, Jay Jacobs, VP and Director of Research at Global X Funds, and Jon Maier, SVP and Chief Investment Officer for Global X Funds, will outline the current status of the environment for yield and discuss alternative high-yield assets that can potentially enhance a traditional income-focused portfolio.

For instance, the Global X SuperDividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDIV) has a 6.59% 12-month yield. SDIV tracks 100 of the highest dividend yielding equity securities around the world.

The global dividend-focused ETF includes a hefty tilt toward real estate investment trusts 30.3%, along with mortgage REITs 19.7%, consumer discretionary 12.9%, financials 12.1%, utilities 7.0%, industrials 6.5%, telecom services 5.2%, energy 4.4% and consumer staples 2.0%.