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Though U.S. equities started the week on a positive note, profit-taking pressures quickly set in following the S&P 500 index logging in its 39th record close for the year. On Monday, investors paid close attention to speeches by Federal Reserve bank presidents James Bullard and Richard Fisher, which indicated that the central bank may be ready to scale back its bond-buying purchases as early as this month. In Washington, Congress managed to reach a bipartisan budget agreement, which will provide two years of stability to fiscal policy; the deal will go to the House and Senate for approval in coming days [see The Most Successful New ETFs of 2013]. [click to continue…]

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High-Yield Prospects October 6th Edition

by on October 6, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria. First, each of these funds is deemed to be a high yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%. [click to continue…]

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High-Yield Prospects August 10th Edition

by on August 10, 2013

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive income opportunities. The high-yield candidates included in this list meet two sets of criteria; first, each of these funds is deemed to be a high yield prospect because it boasts an annual dividend yield upwards of 5%.

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12 High-Yielding Monthly Distribution Bond ETFs

by on May 16, 2012 | Updated May 23, 2012

The hunt for yield continues to challenge investors of all walks in this historically ultra low-rate environment, although a certain breed of ETFs may offer a creative solution. Dividend investing is a staple strategy in any long-term portfolio and the evolution of the exchange-traded product structure has brought forth the benefits associated with monthly dividend distributions to ETF investors. […]

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Five ETFs With Sky High Yields

by on March 21, 2012 | Updated April 26, 2012

Investors have enjoyed the bull market that has been 2012, as a number of asset classes have experienced marked gains. But many are also aware that the growth in major equity benchmarks could come to a screeching halt at any time, especially if (and when) euro zone fears spark up again. To protect their portfolios […]

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The year-end periods provides the ETF industry with a couple of opportunities to flex its collective muscle; performance comparisons generally tend to favor those products with lower expense ratios–a defining feature of exchange-traded funds. But early January also puts another benefit of exchange-traded products into focus: enhanced tax efficiency relative to traditional mutual funds. The […]

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Van Eck introduced the Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF (XMPT) on Wednesday, giving investors another option for accessing a corner of the U.S. bond market that has been the subject of heated debate in recent weeks. The new ETF will seek to replicate the S-Network Municipal Bond Closed End Fund Index, a benchmark that […]

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The first half of 2011 is officially in the books, and many investors find their portfolios in approximately the same place as they were to start the year (though a furious rally in the final week of the quarter gave a nice boost at an opportune moment). Most major equity indexes are up slightly on […]

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With interest rates continuing to hover near record lows, investors accustomed to generating attractive current returns from high quality fixed income securities have been forced to get creative in their quest for yield. The prolonged period of low rates has posed problems for those who rely on their portfolio to generate proceeds to cover living […]

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Van Eck, the New York City-based ETF issuer known for its lineup of sector specific ETFs in the commodity space, filled with the SEC to expand its footprint in the bond arena with a proposal for a Municipal Bond Closed-End Fund ETF. The product would be the 39th fund from the company and it would mark the ninth […]

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Van Eck, the New York City-based issuer known in the ETF world for funds offering exposure to hard assets and emerging markets, continues to get creative in its product development efforts. In recent SEC filings the company detailed plans for a small cap emerging markets ETF and an ETF that invests in closed-end funds, putting […]

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As each week seemingly brings multiple new product launches, the ETF industry’s product pipeline continues to refill. Issuers continue to get creative in their efforts to expand their product lineups, laying the groundwork to launch products not currently available in the ETF wrapper. One of the latest filings to hit the SEC’s desk came from […]

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