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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 50 exchange-traded products that target dividend-paying stocks in one way or another, whether by replicating a dividend-weighted index, including only the most consistent of dividend payers, or using other screening criteria.

The yields on dividend ETFs, however, are all over the board; some deliver payouts that are roughly in line with broad equity markets, while others collect higher yielding stocks with the goal of delivering a more substantial current return potential. Neither of these objectives is necessarily superior to the other. Focusing on consistent dividend payers will generally lower overall volatility, and will potentially narrow in on stocks positioned to deliver stellar long-term returns.  [click to continue…]

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Global X added another product to a growing lineup of ETFs focusing on dividend-paying equities on Thursday, rolling out its SuperDividend ETF (SDIV). The new fund, the 35th from the New York-based issuer, will seek to replicate the Solactive Global SuperDividend Index. That benchmark is equal-weighted, and includes 100 high-yielding equities from nearly two dozen emerging and developing economies. [click to continue…]

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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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ETF Ideas For Deflation Defense

by on August 9, 2010 | Updated August 10, 2010

First, the good news: all those fears about runaway inflation following from the massive injections of capital into financial markets appear to have been overblown. Now for the bad news: the alternative may be much worse. For months wary investors have been eagerly watching CPI reports, fearful of the release indicating that price increases are […]

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