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2013 was another year full of record-low interest rates, prompting income investors to turn their attention elsewhere. For the past few years, dividend ETFs have been among the hottest in the investing space, as many individuals and institutions have sought the income stream these products offer. While a strong dividend is nice, receiving it from a security that lost ground during the year may not be enough to overcome the damage that was done. On the flip side, a dividend from a security that saw strong gains is an added bonus for many [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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Investments in commodities and natural resources has long been a popular portfolio allocation strategy, as this corner of the market has the potential to offer lucrative and uncorrelated returns. While there are several approaches investors can take, capturing exposure via equities is an appealing option as this strategy avoids the nuances and complexities of futures trading. And thanks to the ETF industry, there are now several ways investors can gain cheap and easy access to producers of natural resources around the globe [Download Free Report: How To Buy The Right ETF Every Time].  [click to continue…]

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In the current environment, there are many investors who are seeking out dividend-paying stocks to be core holdings within their portfolios as a way to both reduce overall volatility and enhance yield. Many investors are attracted to dividend-paying stocks since dividend payouts are often a sign that the stock is a healthy investment. Additionally, dividends […]

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Many dividend-focused ETFs have significant exposure to financial institutions, since this sector generally has a long history of making substantial cash payouts to shareholders. But investors looking to lower overall volatility and focus on more stable companies may find big allocations to the financial sector to be incompatible with their risk tolerance [see Free Report: […]

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Highlighting Seven Unique Dividend ETFs

by on June 25, 2012 | Updated July 25, 2012

Dividend-paying stocks continue to be a popular investment theme in the low rate, high volatility environment. With expectations for record low yields on traditional sources of income expected to continue for the foreseeable future, more and more investors (both large and small) are seeking out dividend payers as a critical component of their portfolios. While […]

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The first half of 2011 is officially in the books, and many investors find their portfolios in approximately the same place as they were to start the year (though a furious rally in the final week of the quarter gave a nice boost at an opportune moment). Most major equity indexes are up slightly on […]

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WisdomTree completed a number of previously announced changes to its ETF lineup this week, making minor changes to seven of the company’s equity funds. Four ETFs received new tickers as a result of the overhaul:

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