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Dividend ETFs as an Alternative to Bonds

As the economy recovers and more companies are hiking dividend payouts, income investors are finding dividend-paying stocks an attractive alternative to bonds. However, stocks can be riskier than bonds, so investors should seek to keep risk and cost under control. According to Jonathan Burton’s Fund Track column, a search for funds that yield 2% or […]

Dividend ETFs Attract Income Investors

MarketWatch’s John Spence reports that income-seeking investors are taking a second look at dividend Exchange Traded Funds. Spence notes that investors who abandoned CDs and money markets in favor of bond yields are now anxious about potential losses in bond funds if interest rates rise. Dividend focused ETFs highlighted in the article include the iShares […]

10 ETFs You Need to Know

Kiplinger’s Jeffrey Kosnett recently published a primer on investing with Exchange Traded Funds and included a list of 10 ETFs that you need to know. The funds making Kosnett’s 10 “to know” list include: SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) iShares S&P-Citigroup International Treasury Bond […]

An all ETF Growth and Income Portfolio

In the column ETF Portfolios for Every Purpose, Kiplinger’s Jeffrey Kosnett recently outlined a series of all ETF portfolios with the idea that you can pursue any goal with nothing more than exchange-traded funds. Kosnett’s all ETF Growth and Income portfolio includes these funds: 20% iShares iBoxx $ Inv Grade Corp (LQD) 20% iShares DJ […]

Anxious Investors Turning to Dividend ETFs

The WSJ’s Tom Lauricella is predicting that Anxious Investors May Turn to Funds Focused on Dividends. The logic is straightforward. After a terrible year for equities, investors will be gun shy and will only be looking for stocks with solid balance sheets and reliable cash flow paid out as dividends. Mutual funds that focus on […]

Buy Low – The Brave Way | XLF , DVY

Money Magazine’s Carolyn Bigda, Paul J. Lim and George Mannes recently published a series of tips to make “lemons into lemonade” in their article 21 ways to stomach a sour market. Tip 15 is to “Buy Low – The Brave Way”. The tip is based on an observation by contrarian investor David Dreman, “we’re going […]

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