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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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China has become a very popular destination for many investors; the tremendous long-term growth potential, favorable demographic trends, and growing global presence make it hard to ignore when building a long-term portfolio. ETFs can be a cost-efficient way to access this market, but there are some potential drawbacks as well. Many of the most popular China ETFs have a large number of their assets allocated to Chinese banks, this includes the most heavily traded FTSE China 25 Index Fund (FXI), which devotes more than half of its portfolio to financial institutions. This isn’t to say that Chinese banks are not a good investment, but ETFs dominated by them will only give investors a small glance into China’s potential [see also Five ETFs For A China Bank Bubble].
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After a slow summer stretch, activity picked up a bit in September as ETF issuers pushed out new products and continued to produce new ideas. Not surprisingly, many of the new ETFs now coming to market continue to be innovative, first-of-their-kind offerings; September saw the debut of the first China dividend ETF, as well as […]

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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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After last week’s record-setting highs, the market did not continue with its amazing climb, but instead buckled and returned to a far more average level for most of the week. The global economy took a dip Thursday when speculations of Spain’s ability to recover at the same rate as other European nations lead to the […]

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 WisdomTree, the issuer behind a number of dividend-weighted ETFs, announced today the launch of the first ETF to specifically target dividend-paying Chinese stocks. The new WisdomTree China ex-Financials Index Fund (CHXF) will seek to replicate an index that measures the performance of dividend paying Chinese stocks outside the financial sector, offering a unique pathway into […]

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