High Yield ETFs

Can’t Find a Favorite Mortgage REIT? Own the Industry with this ETF

October 7, 2012

A little known REIT ETF has outperformed the market, and provided a whopping 11% yield along the way. iShares’ FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index (REM) excels in delivering the highest yields with broad exposure to the market for real estate investment trusts. The fund makes for an interesting exchange-traded fund in that it has one […]

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Ramping Up Yields with the SuperDividend ETF

September 9, 2012

What do you get when you mix international equities with a high-yield advantage? You get a super dividend ETF – the Global X SuperDividend ETF (SDIV). Thrown into one of the hottest markets for dividends in decades, the SuperDividend ETF is making waves with investors who are after global high-yield exposure. The fund boasts an […]

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Can Dividend Dogs Beat the Street?

July 8, 2012

Dividends make up the bulk of stock market returns, but can you find great stocks just by finding great dividends? Some seem to think so – and the historical performance makes a fairly convincing argument. Dogs of the Dow Smashes the S&P 500 In every period in the past 20 years, the Dogs of the […]

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High-Yield International Bond ETFs without Currency Risk

May 20, 2012

Americans have a very different experience in the credit markets than international borrowers and investors. During the 2008 financial crisis –a US “export” to the rest of the world – credit simply disappeared. As Americans tend to borrow long and at fixed-rates, the crisis was far less detrimental to Americans than international investors and borrowers. […]

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Senior Loan ETFs: Safe Funds for Yield Chasers?

May 16, 2012

Investors everywhere have a dilemma: take a risky bet for higher-returns or accept bond yields that barely keep pace with implied inflation. Historically, investors swap stocks for bonds for higher returns in exchange for a riskier portfolio. The choice is no longer so binary, as safer high yield investments evolve. New senior loan ETFs make […]

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Municipal Rally – Oh How Meredith Was Wrong

January 30, 2012

In 2010 one brave analyst took to 60 minutes to give deliver a warning message: municipalities are broke. Meredith Whitney made a very controversial call, declaring state and local governments a poor place to invest. In particular, she noted her expectations for the future of the municipal bond market which included hundreds of billions of […]

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3 Flavors of High Yield Investments: Foreign, ETFs and Persistent Payers

June 22, 2011

Traditional income investors have been in despair for years now since the Fed adopted its zero interest rate policy and doesn’t appear to be changing course any time soon.  Conventional safe investments like savings, CDs and money markets have continued to actually lose money to real inflation and will likely do so for years to […]

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10 Dow Stocks Yielding over 3% – But How’s the Performance of Dow Dogs?

June 2, 2011

With yields on 10-Year Treasuries dropping below 3% again on worries in the EU and another lousy jobs report, it’s worth noting that there are 10 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average yielding over 3%.  As compiled by CNBC this week, this table highlights 10 of the 30 stocks comprising the index with a […]

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Monthly Income with Dividend Stocks

February 23, 2011

When a corporation turns a profit, it has two choices: It can keep the profits and reinvest them in the company, where they become retained earnings, or it can distribute them to the shareholders. That distribution is a dividend. Dividends can take several forms. A company can issue a stock dividend in which additional shares […]

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