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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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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: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

Fortunately, there are a number of ETFs that offer exposure to dividend-paying stocks with little or no allocations to the financial sector. Below, we profile eight of them:

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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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Several investing trends popped up in a back-and-forth 2011, as advisors sought to tweak client portfolios to take advantage of new opportunities and adapt to a macroeconomic environment that featured a number of sudden and unexpected shifts along with a significant amount of volatility. One significant trend was a rush towards dividend-paying stocks, securities that […]

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Dividend ETF Investing: Four Critical Factors To Consider

by on October 18, 2011 | Updated December 21, 2012

The proliferation of exchange-traded products offering investors exposure to dividend-focused strategies is a testament to the efficiency of the marriage of this methodology with the inherently appealing exchange-traded structure. The wealth of choices is certainly a luxury, as it allows investors to specifically target the exposure desired. But with dozens of exchange-traded products offering up […]

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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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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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Almost two months after an offshore explosion sparked one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history, the White House has stepped in to ensure that British oil giant BP is held accountable for cleanup efforts and the economic damage done (see Five ETFs To Watch After Obama’s Oval Office Speech). With public outrage towards […]

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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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