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  • Best Dividend ETF In 2012? You'll Never Guess... [View article]
    Good point. This was an examination of what's working in the first quarter of this year. VIG is leading all domestic ETFs year to date in performance btw.
    Mar 23 08:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Dividend ETF In 2012? You'll Never Guess... [View article]
    Good comment Matt. The index the ETF tracks owns ADRs and local shares so there is an FX impact.

    Brazil and Australia have had a positive impact in the low to mid single digits versus the USD over the last few months according to the Currency Impact report from Index Universe referenced below. I can't confirm Canada's impact over the last three months but it has been positive over the last six.

    Index Universe has a Currency Impact Report available on the top right of its website under the Data Tools heading, that is a great way to assess the currency impact on ETFs that own foreign shares. Here's the link to the current report: http://bit.ly/GI17eU
    Mar 22 03:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Dividend ETF In 2012? You'll Never Guess... [View article]
    AMLP is classified as an Energy ETF by Index Universe so it was not included in this comparison. If it was included AMLP would have ranked as the 21st of 29 ETFs in total return at 4.31% year to date as of today.
    Mar 22 01:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Best Dividend ETF In 2012? You'll Never Guess... [View article]
    Good point on the volume as it is important to note when examining an ETF.

    Remember the liquidity of an ETF is not based on shares traded in the ETF, it is really based on the shares traded (liquidity) of the underlying securities it holds. Here's a link to one explanation of this concept and a great example using the Russell Top 50 ETF (XLG). http://bit.ly/GMcAuG
    Mar 22 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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