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ALPS, the firm behind the Equal Sector Weight ETF (EQL), is debuting a new fund that combines aspects of equal sector weighting with high dividend-paying stocks. The new ALPS Sector Dividend Dog ETF (SDOG) will apply the well known “Dogs of the Dow” methodology to a broader index of stocks, drawing its components instead from the S&P 500.

The Dogs of the Dow strategy, popularized in the early 1990s by Michael O’Higgins, is a very simple strategy: it involves picking the ten components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average with the highest dividend yield each year. This strategy is premised on the idea that companies do not alter their dividend to reflect trading conditions, and that therefore the payouts made to shareholders are more indicative of long-term value. Using that logic, it follows that the companies with the highest yield should maintain the greatest price appreciation potential–while simultaneously delivering attractive current returns.  [click to continue…]

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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 return. While many ETFs make payouts annually or quarterly, there are several that pay distributions on a monthly basis. For those looking to collect a distribution twelve times a year, below we highlight 3 high-yielding monthly dividend-paying stock ETFs [see also 12 High-Yielding Monthly Distribution Bond ETFs].

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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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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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Perhaps the most popular fad among investors over the past couple of years has been interest in dividend-paying stocks; with yields at record lows and risk aversion regularly spiking, portfolios have shifted towards stocks of companies known for making regular distributions of their cash flows. Not surprisingly, many investors are embracing ETFs to achieve exposure […]

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This past year was the most active ever for the exchange traded industry in terms of product development; the launch of more than 300 new products shattered the record set in 2010. And innovation continues to run high in the industry; the creativity of issuers is still impressive, as many of the ETFs that have […]

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The Appeal Of Dividend ETFs

by on October 18, 2011 | Updated July 18, 2012

Dividend investing is one of the oldest and most popular strategies amongst retail and institutional equity investors on Wall Street. Legends like Warren Buffet and Benjamin Graham are well known advocates of this value investing approach, and their success in the financial markets speaks volumes about this timeless strategy. Research conducted by Standard & Poor’s […]

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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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A Tale Of Two Dividend ETFs: SDIV vs. VIG

by on October 18, 2011 | Updated November 20, 2012

In the current environment, it seems as if most investment strategies have fallen out of favor with the vast majority of financial advisors and investors. Emerging markets, recently the source of turbo-charged growth, have been hammered by concerns about inflationary pressures and slowdowns in growth. Agricultural and energy commodities, which seemed to be on an […]

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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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June was another interesting month for markets around the world as a number of important events transpired over the past few weeks. The Federal Reserve meeting came and went without much of a hitch as Bernanke called for the end of QE at the end of the month but suggested that the economy was still […]

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With another disappointing week in the books, anxiety is beginning to spike among investors. The past several days saw most major benchmarks decline sharply, as dismal economic indicators hammering equity markets and many commodities struggled to hold their ground as well. The sell-offs hammered some of our actionable ETF ideas for the week, though one […]

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