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As investors have grown frustrated with near-zero rates in the U.S., dividend investing has become a staple in the portfolios of many. Though Ben Bernanke will leave the Fed Chair position in January, it is largely believed that interest rates will not be touched until mid-2015 at the very earliest; this has caused many investors to look beyond the fixed income sector for yield. Those that seek or even rely on annual income from yields have been turning to dividend ETFs as an outlet, helping to propel a number of these products further [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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Dividend investing has been a major theme in the ETF world for several years as investors have escaped near zero interest rates using funds that capture more attractive yields. As the interest for these products has surged, issuers have been quick to create the kinds of dividends funds that are now available. Monthly dividend funds have a particular attraction to income investors as a payout every four weeks creates a healthy income stream. But investors need to take a look beneath the surface of some of their favorite funds, as the payouts are not always what they seem [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 […]

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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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Of course, many high yielding asset classes come with considerable risk, and considering only the return opportunity could be a foolish move in the current environment. To put all the high yielding opportunities out there on equal footing, we compared both distribution yield over the past 12 months and volatility during the past 200 trading […]

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Volatility levels are through the roof once more on Wall Street as investors have digested one major development after another this week. Post-election profit-taking pressures swooped in without warning as many pulled out of equity markets with the looming fiscal cliff now in clear sight. Worries over Europe’s debt-burden have also permeated headlines once again, […]

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With the 2012 presidential elections only a few days away, folks in Washington, Wall Street and Main Street are gearing up to see who will occupy the coveted Oval Office come January. As with any election, there are, of course, those who are still raising their metaphorical pitchforks, slinging mud at the two candidates, and […]

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With the European Central Bank beefing up its bond repurchase program and the Federal Reserve rolling out an additional round of quantitative easing, investors are actively seeking out sources of current income amid this ultra-low interest rate environment that is expected to persist for some time. Against this backdrop, dividend-paying securities have taken on great […]

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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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4 Dividend ETFs With Higher Yields Than LQD

by on July 24, 2012 | Updated July 25, 2012

Once upon a time, the conventional wisdom was that investors should hold stocks as a source of long-term capital appreciation while bonds could bring stability and a stream of meaningful current returns in the form of interest payments. But the appeal of bonds as a source of current income has been diminished by a prolonged […]

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Global X announced an addition to its lineup of income-oriented ETFs this week, debuting a fund that targets a basket of the highest yielding preferred stock issues in the U.S. and Canadian markets. The new SuperIncome Preferred ETF (SPFF) will seek to replicate the S&P Enhanced North American Preferred Stock Index, which includes approximately 50 […]

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