HDV: Is This The Right Dividend ETF For An Uncertain Market?

Investors who had gotten used to the slow, steady ascent in equity prices in 2017 probably got a jolt of reality this past week.
NYSE:HDV February 5, 2018 5:45am

DEM: This 4% Yielder Is A Top Dividend Growth Pick

The emerging markets group has been one of the global market's top performers in 2017, netting returns of more than 30%. For investors in this space, they couldn't have come soon enough. 2013 through 2015 produced negative returns each year.
NYSE:DEM November 26, 2017 7:54am

A “New” Marijuana ETF Is On The Way (LARE)

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In 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use. By 2020, it's expected that marijuana will grow to a $21 billion a year industry.
NYSE:LARE November 12, 2017 7:34am

Are Low Volatility ETFs Actually Safer? (SPLV)

Investors who have jumped into low volatility equity ETFs believing that they'd get market returns at a fraction of the risk might now be getting a lesson in how these funds really work.
NYSE:SPLV November 4, 2017 8:05am

Don’t Ignore The Opportunities In Undervalued Small Caps (VBR)

The rising tide of the stock market has lifted all boats over the past several years, but it's lifted some more than others. Look at returns from just about every time period over the past decade or so, and you'll find one segment almost always come out on the bottom -- small cap value.
NYSE:VBR October 29, 2017 6:35am

Has The IBD 50 ETF Rediscovered Its Magic Touch?

The IBD 50 is the Investor's Business Daily's "flagship screen of leading growth stocks that gives you 50 companies showing strong relative price strength and top-notch fundamentals", according to the publication's website.
NYSE:FFTY October 23, 2017 6:02am

What Is Going On With Micro-Caps? (IWC)

It's not unusual for a particular segment to have a hot streak, but what's been happening in the micro-cap space is remarkable by almost any standard.
NYSE:IWC October 5, 2017 1:23pm

Why The Dividend Dogs Are The Right Strategy For This Market (SDOG)

For dividend growth investors, the current market environment is challenging to say the least. If you're leaning on your portfolio for income, the 1.9% dividend yield offered by the S&P 500 just isn't going to cut it.
NYSE:SDOG October 1, 2017 7:09am

This Rising Rates ETF Might Not Be The Hedge You Think It Is (FDRR)

As expected, the Fed kept interest rates where they were at their quarterly meeting this week. The financial markets dipped modestly on the news but quickly rebounded to finish little changed on the day.

NYSE:FDRR September 24, 2017 8:16am

Major Changes Are Coming To The Vanguard REIT Index Fund (VNQ)

Investors have committed more than $35 billion to the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) making it the 19th largest ETF in the marketplace. Despite its size and success, the fund is about to make some changes and dividend investors might not like it.
NYSE:VNQ September 18, 2017 6:58am

Will The MAGA ETF Make Your Portfolio Great?

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It seemed like just a matter of time before an ETF such as this hit the marketplace. There are ETFs that allow you to invest in drone technology, whiskey producers, video games, and Catholic values. So it shouldn't be surprising that you can now invest based on political views.
BATS:MAGA September 10, 2017 7:42am

A 5-Star Dividend Achiever ETF That’s Flying Under The Radar (RDVY)

There are a lot of dividend ETFs out there to choose from, but this segment of the marketplace is fairly concentrated. Of the 170 ETFs categorized as dividend ETFs by ETFdb.com, just a dozen have more than $2 billion in assets.
NASDAQ:RDVY September 3, 2017 8:22am

A High Dividend ETF With Safety, Strength And A Solid Yield (HDV)

I've advocated for funds that focus on dividend aristocrats for some time. They generally represent some of the best and sturdiest companies in the world and provide a degree of income security that many other investments can't.
NYSE:HDV August 24, 2017 6:40am

Choosing This 2% Dividend Over Higher Yielders (DGRW)

For investors using equities to generate income in their portfolios, there's often too much emphasis placed on a stock's dividend yield. Yield is a function of price, and high yields could simply be the result of a stock price that has dropped due to company performance issues. If prospects remain poor, that dividend yield could be at risk of being cut.
NASDAQ:DGRW August 10, 2017 11:28am

Pairing Dividend Aristocrats With Bank ETFs (NOBL)

Income seeking investors know all about the dividend aristocrats. Those are the companies that have been raising their dividends for at least 25 straight years. They're ideal for retirees and just about anybody else looking for dividend income in their portfolio because of their predictability.
BATS:NOBL July 27, 2017 6:07am

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