I have to admit, determining who is distributing dividends quarterly, semi-annually or annually is more difficult than in years past. That’s because you have ETF families like WisdomTree that shifted from annual payouts to quarterly distributions.
Nevertheless, there was an enthusiastic response to yesterday’s feature on capitalizing on large, year-end dividend payments. So I decided to hone in on 8 foreign ETFs (7 foreign, 1 global) that might be worth pursuing; that is, if you were thinking of buying one of these ETFs in 2009, the year-end income stream provides a bit more incentive.
|8 Foreign ETFs With Venerable Year-End Distributions (As of 10/8)|
|(Note: This is the December payment, not an annual %)|
|iShares MSCI Malaysia (EWM)||1.4%|
|iShares MSCI Austria (EWO)||1.8%|
|iShares MSCI Australia (EWA)||2.3%|
|Claymore China Real Estate (TAO)||2.0%|
|Claymore BRIC (EEB)||1.6%|
|Vanguard Emerging Markets (VWO)||3.0%|
|Vanguard Europe Pacific (VEA)||2.8%|
|Market Vectors Steel (SLX)||2.5%|
Full Disclosure: Gary Gordon, MS, CFP is the president of Pacific Park Financial, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser with the SEC. The company may hold positions in the ETFs, mutual funds and/or index funds mentioned above.