BlackRock: Forget About Rising Rates This Year

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From BlackRock: Russ Koesterich talks about why bond yields remain low this year, despite expectations of a rise.
NYSE:IEF May 18, 2017 6:06am

High Fees And Low Returns? Not For All Liquid Alternatives

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While ETFs have grown tremendously in popularity in the last decade, some ETF strategies have struggled to keep pace with their mandates and appear to be losing steam. Alternative ETFs experienced $95 million in net outflows during the first quarter of 2017 (Source: Bloomberg).
NYSE:DIVY May 15, 2017 9:25am

Best High-Yield Options For Investors As Interest Rates Rise

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From Contrarian Outlook: Fact: When interest rates rise, you need to be in dividend-growth stocks.
NYSE:DGRO

Here Are The Best Bond ETFs To Buy Right Now

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From Zacks: U.S. consumer price inflation hit the brake suddenly after improving for quite some time. Consumer prices in the U.S. rose 2.4% year over year in March 2017, below last month’s reading of a 2.7% rise as well as market expectations of a 2.6% increase.
NYSE:EMB April 19, 2017 7:22am

REIT Funds Continue To Look Very Attractive In Current Environment

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From Contrarian Outlook: Today I’m going to show you, hands-down, the easiest way to add rental real estate to your portfolio.
NYSE:VNQ April 17, 2017 6:56am

Some Dividend Aristocrats Are Looking Mighty Weak These Days

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From Contrarian Outlook: The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats are a group of stocks beloved as “widows-and-orphans” investments – can’t-miss companies whose stability and rock-solid dividends will keep you into old age and will exist long after you’ve passed.
BATS:NOBL March 31, 2017 8:45am

This ETF Provides One-Click Access To A High-Yield Covered Call Strategy

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From Contrarian Outlook: If you’re worried about a pullback, I don’t blame you. But don’t sit in cash and earn nothing when you can hedge your portfolio and collect yields up to 8%.
NASDAQ:QYLD March 27, 2017 6:16am

Risks Intensify For Preferred Stock ETFs, As Interest Rates Rise

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From David Fabian: Preferred stocks offer the distinction of being unique hybrid instruments with qualities of both stocks and bonds. In that manner, they offer healthy dividend yields alongside a favored position in the capital structure of many companies that issue these securities.
NYSE:PFF March 14, 2017 7:17am

With Rising Rates Ahead, Stick With High Quality Dividend Growers

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Rising interest rates are supposed to draw investors away from equities and into the bond market but so far that hasn’t really happened.
NYSE:SCHD March 13, 2017 1:29pm

Historically, Fed Rate Hikes Don’t Mean Much For Market Performance

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From Moby Waller: In December 2016, the Federal Reserve raised its Fed funds target interest rate for only the second time in over 10 years, the first time being in December 2015.
NYSE:DVY March 10, 2017 6:46am

BlackRock: Smart Beta Bond Funds Offer Income, Protection Against Rate Hikes

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From BlackRock: Matt and Sara sat down to chat about how factor-based insights can help build better fixed income portfolios in a cost effective and transparent way.
BATS:FIBR March 2, 2017 7:28am

Here Are The Best ETFs For Retirement Income

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From Michael Foster: Let’s say you want to lock in a passive retirement income of $80,000 per year. If you go with what most investors mistakenly see as the safest route, long-term US Treasuries, you’re going to need $3.3 million.
NYSE:XLU February 17, 2017 6:27am

The Lowest-Yielding Stock Sectors Are Outperforming In 2017

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From Jennifer Thomson: In the month of January, the most important factor correlation to performance of developed market stocks has been dividend yield (DY).
NYSE:XLB February 16, 2017 6:18am

Here Are February’s Biggest Dividend Increasers

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From Marshall Hargrave: Investors, often hungry for yield, tend overlook the track record of dividends. In particular, it’s important to ferret out stock dividend increases.
NASDAQ:PEY February 14, 2017 6:46am

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