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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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Almost every corner of the global financial landscape is now tradable via the over 1,400 ETFs available in the U.S. Dividends are a very popular market segment and with interest rates in many countries near all time lows, dividend paying stocks, and the ETFs associated with them, are attracting additional investor attention. The low yield in money market instruments, and the potentially higher yield of dividends, is just one of the factors driving the attraction to dividend ETFs  [see The Best Dividend ETF For Every Investment Objective]. [click to continue…]

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With Treasury interest rates expected to stay at near-zero levels for the foreseeable future, many investors have found it challenging to secure meaningful yields from asset classes that were once the core of income strategies. While finding high-yielding investments is a difficult task, it certainly isn’t impossible. There are dozens of dividend ETFs (and ETNs) that offer potential […]

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Interest in dividend-paying stocks has surged over the past several years with this asset sub-class emerging as a popular choice for those looking to bolster income and smooth overall volatility. Given the current environment, it shouldn’t be surprising that there has also been a surge in the number of dividend-focused ETFs; there are more than […]

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7 ETFs Yielding 7% Or More

by on August 27, 2012 | Updated September 24, 2012

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 […]

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Three Global Dividend ETF Options

by on October 20, 2010 | Updated November 13, 2012

The proliferation of U.S.-listed ETFs in recent years has simplified the asset allocation process for investors, making it easier than ever to execute various types of strategies in a cost-efficient and low-maintenance manner. Investors interested in focusing their equity exposure around stocks that exhibit low pricing multiples and attractive dividend yields, for example, have no […]

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