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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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Stocks are off to a shaky start this week as uncertainty over the looming Fed taper continues to take its toll on investors’ confidence. Adding to the clouds of uncertainty are mixed data releases; durable goods orders plunged a worrisome 7.3% in July while consumer confidence improved from last month’s reading, sending investors mixed signals about what the Fed’s next move might be.

Amid the tug of war between the bulls and the bears, First Trust added the International Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund (YDIV) to its lineup of dividend-focused strategies; the new ETF began trading on the NASDAQ on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 [see 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor]. [click to continue…]

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When it comes to portfolio allocation strategies, most investors strive to cast a wide net over the entire investment landscape, capturing both lucrative opportunities and diversification benefits. While there are numerous strategies that can be used to achieve this objective, ETF issuers have sought to fill this demand with the introduction of multi-asset ETFs. As […]

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What’s In My Multi-Asset ETF?

by on February 27, 2013 | Updated April 29, 2013

Over the last several years, issuers have successfully transformed the ETF landscape, pumping out some of the most intriguing and innovative products on the market. Recently, however, a trend of “hyper-targeted” and niche funds have swept across Wall Street, attracting plenty of attention from investors looking to establish tactical tilts in their portfolios. But for many investors, a […]

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Three “Dividend ETFs” That Go Beyond Stocks

by on July 25, 2012 | Updated April 29, 2013

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 […]

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After capping off one of the strongest first quarters in 14 years, major benchmarks have stalled their rally, as conflicting data from all around the world has put markets in a rut. As we head into the summer months, investors will hope overarching issues, like European debt, will cool off but all indications point to […]

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State Street, one of the largest ETF issuers by total assets, has thrown its hat into the active ETF ring with the launch of three multi-asset class products. The new ETFs, each of which will be structured as fund-of-funds, include: SPDR Multi-Asset Real Return ETF (RLY) SPDR Income Allocation ETF (INKM) SPDR Global Allocation ETF […]

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