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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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Since the beginning of the Fed’s QE policies, many investors have found it challenging to secure meaningful yields from asset classes that were once the core of income strategies, leading some to look for new ways to obtain current income. Michael Akins, Lead Portfolio Manager for ALPS ETF Trust and initial creator of the SDOG license, recently took the time to discuss the thought behind the compelling international twist on the popular “Dividend Dog” strategy [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].  [click to continue…]

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June was a volatile month on Wall Street, with investors feeling a major change in the investment landscape. Though speculations of Fed tapering dominated the markets, emerging markets equities stole the spotlight after experiencing a massive exodus of funds towards the end of the month. The BRIC markets (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) were among […]

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Given the current near-zero interest rate environment, there has been a significant movement that  has taken yield-hungry investors in a number of directions to secure meaningful yields, including the ultra-popular dividend strategy. Michael Akins, Lead Portfolio Manager for ALPS ETF Trust and initial creator of the SDOG license, recently took the time to discuss the thought behind the compelling “Dividend […]

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As investors continue to have another strong week on Wall Street, ETF issuers ALPS and USAA both filed paperwork to get in on the strong bull run the U.S. has been enjoying for the last month. ALPS is choosing to focus on the ever popular international dividend stock category, while the USAA is looking to […]

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After a week full of both economic and political happenings, stocks rallied in their second-largest jump of the year. These gains can be directly attributed to efforts that took place at the two-day euro zone summit, which surprisingly produced what many interpreted to be a couple of steps in the right direction. The end-of-the-week summit […]

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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 […]

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