5 ETFs For A Retirement Portfolio [iShares Trust]

retirement-plansIn an era of rock-bottom interest rates, retirement has become a lavish idea for many investors across the developed world.  Earlier, people used to follow a rule of thumb for asset allocation between stocks and bonds, which said that the stock part of one’s portfolio
NASDAQ:FV April 15, 2015 3:44pm

ETFs For Consistent Dividend Payers (PID, FDL, PEY, PFM, VIG, SDY)

Daniela Pylypczak: 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
NYSE:FDL August 28, 2012 11:12am

Think Emerging Markets Are Too Risky? Try These…(DEM, PID, DGS, EDIV)

I’m sure you’ve read it before… The IMF estimates that by 2014, somewhere in the neighborhood of 60% to 70% of the world’s GDP growth will be coming from emerging markets. These aren’t your father’s emerging markets anymore. EMs have
NYSE:DEM August 27, 2012 11:15am

Investing in Emerging Market Dividends With ETFs (PID, DEM, EEM)

Because of lackluster stock returns, rock-bottom interest rates and aging baby boomers hungry for income, investors are rightfully focusing on stocks with a high and rising dividend record. This is why the timing of Marc Lichtenfeld’s new book
NYSE:DEM July 16, 2012 11:00am

Meet The Emerging Markets ETF That Focuses On Dividend Income (PID)

Jonathan Yates:  Investors looking for increasing dividend income from emerging market companies have an exchange traded fund just for them: the Powershares International Dividend Achievers ETF

NYSE:PID April 12, 2012 11:34pm

Two High-Dividend ETFs to Consider Today (DEM, EEM, PID)

I just returned from a great Oxford Club summit on emerging markets held in tropical Nicaragua (nice to be back in cold Colorado). One of the speakers was a friend of mine, Doug Clayton, CEO of Leopard Capital, a leading frontier markets

NYSE:DEM February 16, 2012 11:49am

How To Safely Double Your Dividend Yield With Covered Call Options (DVY, XLU, VIG, IYR, PID, DIA)

Larry D. Spears: As it turns out, despite the summer swoon, income investors were the big winners in 2011.  While the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) finished the year with a gain of just 5.5%, the 100 highest-yielding stocks tracked by the Dow Jones - as measured by the iShares Dow
NYSE:DVY January 19, 2012 11:32am

A Look At Four Dividend ETFs To Put Money In Your Pocket (SDY, VIG, DES, PID, SPY, XOM, KO, MCD)

Don Miller: Anxiety over the European debt crisis and distrust in the markets drove volatility in global stock markets to dizzying heights in 2011. The intense level of chaos, and record low bond yields, sent investors scrambling for stocks that deliver steady returns in the form of dividends.
NYSE:DES January 12, 2012 11:34am

Boost Your Income This Year With International ETFs (DWX, IDV, PID, DFJ, DLS, DGS, GULF, DOO)

Ron Rowland:  Income-hungry investors are having a rough time right now. Interest rates are at historic lows in the U.S. Worse, Ben Bernanke and his chums at the Fed seem determined to keep rates near zero. Even threats of inflation everywhere haven’t budged Ben from his plan.
NASDAQ:GULF July 7, 2011 12:34pm

A List Of The Top Ten Dividend ETFs For Investors (XLU, DVY, VIG, IYR, RWX, PID, VYM, PEY, DEM, CVY)

David Fry:  This posting features a comprehensive review of the dividend related ETF sector. There are over three dozen ETFs issued (including Elements not covered here) with more on the way to evaluate in this sector. To simplify matters for investors we’ve whittled choices down to 10.
NYSE:CVY June 17, 2011 3:18pm

Dividend Stock ETFs Somewhat Defensive But Not Enough to Withstand Market Stress (SPY, SDY, DVY, PFF, PID, EFA, SAA)

The week ending on last Wednesday was not easy to investors: the biggest events in the week are the Japanese biggest earthquake in the last 20 years and its increasingly dangerous nuclear
NYSE:DVY March 18, 2011 1:11pm

Examining International Dividend ETFs (DNL, PID, IDV, DOO, DFE, FDD, DGS, DEM, GULF, DWM, EFA, DOL, DIM, DFJ, DNH)

With interest rates at record lows and expected to remain depressed for the foreseeable future, investors have been forced to get creative in their hunt for current return. Some have shifted
NASDAQ:GULF October 19, 2010 10:42am

Are ETFs and CEFs Good for Dividend Investing?

dividendsDividend investing is not about buying high-yield stocks to generate a high income. Instead, dividend investing is all about finding solid dividend stocks that are reasonably priced and are expected to continue raising their dividends in the future. Most of the time their current yields aren’t eye-popping, but the growing divdends over time will more than compensate for the current yield. So, are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Closed Ended Funds (CEFs) a good fit for this strategy?   A couple of years ago, I started adding select ETFs and CEFs to my income portfolio. At the time, my thought process was that these funds would diversify my risk and add a degree of stability to my income portfolio. Initially, I had high hopes for their success. Here’s what I am holding and a synopsis of how they have performed: Vanguard Financials ETF (VFH) Vanguard Financials ETF seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of financial stocks. I first purchased VFH in August 2007. Like the financials it tracks, VFH’s dividend has steadily fallen from $0.45/share in October 2007 to $0.06/share in March 2009. PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio (PID) PID seeks to match the performance of the International Dividend Achievers Index by investing at least 90% of its total assets in dividend paying common stocks of this index. This index tracks the performance of dividend paying American Depositary Receipts or ordinary stocks trading on the NYSE, NASDAQ or AMEX. Full Story:  http://seekingalpha.com/article/135958-are-etfs-and-cefs-good-for-dividend-investing
NYSE:PID May 7, 2009 1:38pm

Is Your Portfolio Sinking?

sinking-shipNo one knows if 2008 was an anomaly or the beginning of a prolonged missile attack similar to the 1930s. Investors need to realize that sticking to their investment plan is essential, and that the investment principles of diversification, tax efficiency, and cost containment will work over the longer term.

It is true that investors who purchased equities at the peak in1929 weren’t made whole until 1949, but those investors who abandoned equities for cash after the crash waited much longer to break even. For investors owning equities at the nadir of the decline in 1932 experienced the best returns ever for equities over the ensuing 5, 10, and 20 year periods.

Even the current yield on equity instruments should calm investors nerves. Today, investors could guarantee their return for the next 10 years by purchasing a Treasury bond. They would earn roughly 2.8% for the next decade. Or, investors could buy an equity ETF and capture a much higher yield.The high yielding WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DTD) currently yields 4.24%. The PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Index (NYSEArca: PID) boasts a 5.26% yield while the iShares Dow Jones Real Estate (NYSEArca:IYR) provides investors a 12.5% yield.

Full Story:  http://www.etfguide.com/research/158/10/Is-Your-Portfolio-Sinking?/

NYSE:DTD May 2, 2009 1:52pm

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