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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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Though equity markets have certainly picked up the pace over the last several years, the near-zero interest rate environment has still proven to be an obstacle for investors. Many have found it challenging to secure meaningful yields from asset classes that were once at the core of income strategies, forcing investors to look to alternative sources for current income. That movement has taken yield-hungry investors in a number of directions, including the ultra-popular dividend strategy [see 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor].  [click to continue…]

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The global economic slowdown has certainly affected how investors choose to allocate their assets, as many sectors of the market have been struggling to stay afloat in this uncertain economic environment. And with interest rates in many developed markets remaining at or near historic lows, interest in alternative sources of current return has spiked in recent […]

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Dividend investing has proven to be a staple strategy for investors of all walks; the appeal of a current income stream is only magnified in the current ultra-low rate environment, making dividend-paying securities all the more attractive. As such, ETFs have become a popular vehicle of choice for investors looking to beef up their portfolio’s current […]

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Thanks to the evolution of the ETF industry, dividend investing has become even more attractive in recent years. Exchange-traded products allow investors to tap into this popular strategy with relative ease and at significantly lower costs. With dozens of dividend-focused ETFs to choose from, investors are sure to be somewhat overwhelmed as they sort through the entire […]

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Quant-Based ETFs In Focus

by on December 30, 2011 | Updated July 9, 2014

ETFs initially became popular with advisors and individual investors as tools for harnessing beta, allowing low cost ownership of broad equity markets through a vehicle that provided transparency, intraday liquidity, and potential tax efficiency to boot. The “first generation” of exchange-traded products were exclusively plain vanilla funds that targeted well known stock and bond benchmarks, […]

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In recent years ETFs have become increasingly popular as means of establishing cost efficient, low maintenance exposure to time-tested investment strategies. Russell recently rolled out a line of “investment discipline ETFs” that essentially automate the construction of portfolios consistent with various portfolio management techniques, including Growth at a Reasonable Price (GRPC), Contrarian (CNTR), and Low […]

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The month of May was a generally disappointing stretch for investors, as both international and domestic equity markets struggled to overcome obstacles new and old. Commodities, which had been a nice source of absolute returns for much of the last year, fell on hard times as well; precious metals went into a brief freefall, and […]

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How To Find The Right Dividend ETF

by on January 21, 2010 | Updated November 30, 2012

Value investing is one of the oldest and most popular equity strategies, mastered by legendary investors like Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham and embraced by countless professional money managers and individual investors. The rise of the ETF industry has presented investors in pursuit of superior dividend yields dozens of options, each offering a unique twist […]

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