“Chasing short-term yield alone may come at the expense of long-term total return. Cautionary tales from recent years include financials and housing-related stocks in 2007-2009 and energy and materials stocks in 2014-2015,” according to VanEck.
DURA holds nearly 90 stocks and has a distribution yield of 2.56%. The fund allocates over 41% of its combined weight to healthcare and consumer staples names. The energy and technology sectors combine for 23.30 percent of the fund’s roster.
Investors have added $2.47 million to DURA this year.
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