Yield, it seems, continues to be on the minds of investors everywhere. With interest rates continuing to hug record lows, finding meaningful current returns has become a continuous struggles for a wide range of investors. Many asset classes that traditionally supply meaningful yields have dried up, sending investors on a quest for alternatives that can potentially fill the yield void. Many have ventured off the beaten path, embracing securities that weren’t necessarily on their radar screens prior to the recent recession [see Monthly Dividend ETFdb Portfolio].
Below, we profile a handful of asset classes that have historically been known as destinations for yield-hungry investors. Some of these continue to offer hefty distributions, while others have less to offer. [click to continue…]
With interest rates stuck at all-time lows, and expected to remain there for some time, investors of all walks have been eager to beef up their portfolio’s current income. Luckily, the ETF universe is vast and investors have handfuls of options when it comes to generating yield; within the fixed-income market, one asset class in […]
The current policies of major central banks around the globe has created an unprecedented low-rate environment which has perplexed even the most seasoned income-investors. With interested rates at home expected to remain low through 2015, many have been adding high-yielding bonds in addition to traditional dividend-paying equities in an effort to beef up their portfolio’s current income. […]
IndexIQ, the firm behind some of the first hedge fund replication ETFs, expanded its lineup last week with the debut of another product designed to deliver low volatility and low correlations to traditional asset classes. The IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF (QMN) will seek to replicate an index that consists of both long and […]
For the past several years, interest rates in the U.S. and in many developed countries around the world have been hovering at record lows as central banks have attempted to spur economic growth by reducing borrowing costs. And all indications are that the low interest rate environment is here to stay–at least for another few […]
Over the past several years, interest in ETFs that offer exposure to high yielding asset classes has surged. From dividend-paying stocks and MLPs to junk bonds and emerging market debt, investor dollars have consistently flown towards assets that offer the potential to capture meaningful current returns. In addition to the ETFs that target these asset […]
Of the nearly two dozen products in the High Yield Bonds ETFdb Category, it is two broad-based funds that account for the bulk of assets; HYG and JNK are by far the most popular choices in this asset class. But they are hardly the only ETF options for exposure to junk bonds; there are options […]
As many had expected, the first half of 2012 saw the continuation of an aggressive expansion of the ETF industry. More than 120 new exchange-traded products began trading during the first six months of the year, including several innovative and first to market ideas. At first glance, it appears as if the new wave of […]
The innovation continues to impress in the ETF industry, particularly in the fixed income corner of the market. Earlier this week, State Street launched two additional bond ETFs, including a fund that targets both major “buckets” of the corporate bond market and a fund that will focus on debt of emerging markets companies.
The hunt for yield continues to challenge investors of all walks in this historically ultra low-rate environment, although a certain breed of ETFs may offer a creative solution. Dividend investing is a staple strategy in any long-term portfolio and the evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has brought forth the benefits associated with monthly dividend distributions to ETF investors. […]
iShares continued its introduction of ETFs targeting high yielding asset classes with the debut of two more funds on the BATS Exchange this week. The Global HighYield Corporate Bond Fund (GHYG) completes a trio of junk bond ETFs to debut this week that target markets outside the U.S., while the Morningstar Multi-Asset Income Index Fund […]