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  • A New ETF Aims to Short the Market [View article]
    Yes, and they do. This item was submitted early yesterday and the most recent data was close of business from the day before. 3/10 won't be up until later but here's where they ended yesterday:

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    VMW VMWARE INC -3.83%
    Mar 10, 2011. 10:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Inflation, Stagflation, or Deflation? Whatever Happens, Dividends Keep Bumping Along [View article]
    Thanks for tweedn, I'm going to look at that more closely, but an interesting way to slice the universe.
    Mar 3, 2011. 09:28 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • International Dividend Investing: What to Know, What to Look Out For [View article]
    Sierranvin --
    Below I cut and past the components of the Index, but if you want in spread sheet form (along with a fact sheet and a spread sheet of constituent changes) use the link in the post to the International Dividend Achievers Index, and click on the "Resources" tag,

    1 ACE, Ltd. Switzerland NYSE ACE
    2 Alcon, Inc. Switzerland NYSE ACL
    3 Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd. Bermuda NASDAQ ALTE
    4 America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. Mexico NYSE AMX
    5 AstraZeneca Plc United Kingdom NYSE AZN
    6 Axis Capital Holdings Ltd Bermuda NYSE AXS
    7 Banco Santander SA Spain NYSE STD
    8 Bank of Nova Scotia Halifax Canada NYSE BNS
    9 BHP Billiton Ltd. Australia NYSE BHP
    10 BHP Billiton Plc United Kingdom NYSE BBL
    11 British American Tobacco Plc United Kingdom NYSE Alternext BTI
    12 Brookfield Asset Management Inc Canada NYSE BAM
    13 Bunge Ltd. Bermuda NYSE BG
    14 Cameco Corp. Canada NYSE CCJ
    15 Canadian National Railway Co. Canada NYSE CNI
    16 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Canada NYSE CNQ
    17 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. Canada NYSE CP
    18 Canon, Inc. Japan NYSE CAJ
    19 China Mobile Limited Hong Kong NYSE CHL
    20 Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. Mexico NYSE KOF
    21 Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co SA Greece NYSE CCH
    22 Companhia de Bebidas das Americas-AMBEV Brazil NYSE ABV
    23 Consolidated Water Co Ltd Cayman Islands NASDAQ CWCO
    24 Cooper Industries Plc Bermuda NYSE CBE
    25 CRH Plc Ireland NYSE CRH
    26 Diageo Plc United Kingdom NYSE DEO
    27 Elbit Systems Ltd. Israel NASDAQ ESLT
    28 Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A. (ENDESA) Chile NYSE EOC
    29 Enbridge Inc Canada NYSE ENB
    30 Etablissements Delhaize Freres et Cie Le Lion S.A. Belgium NYSE DEG
    31 Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co KGaA Germany NYSE FMS
    32 GlaxoSmithKline Plc United Kingdom NYSE GSK
    33 Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SA de SV Mexico NYSE ASR
    34 HDFC Bank Ltd India NYSE HDB
    35 Imperial Oil Ltd. Canada ASE IMO
    36 Infosys Technologies Ltd. India NASDAQ INFY
    37 InterContinental Hotels Group Plc United Kingdom NYSE IHG
    38 Kyocera Corp Japan NYSE KYO
    39 Methanex Corp. Canada NASDAQ MEOH
    40 Mobile Telesystems OJSC Russia NYSE MBT
    41 National Grid plc United Kingdom NYSE NGG
    42 Novartis AG Basel Switzerland NYSE NVS
    43 Novo-Nordisk A/S Denmark NYSE NVO
    44 P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Indonesia NYSE TLK
    45 PartnerRe Ltd. Bermuda NYSE PRE
    46 Pearson Plc United Kingdom NYSE PSO
    47 Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. Brazil NYSE PBR
    48 Reed Elsevier Plc United Kingdom NYSE RUK
    49 RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Bermuda NYSE RNR
    50 Repsol YPF, S.A. Spain NYSE REP
    51 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc. Canada NYSE RBA
    52 Rogers Communications Inc. Canada NYSE RCI
    53 Sanofi-Aventis SA France NYSE SNY
    54 Schlumberger N.V. Netherlands Antilles NYSE SLB
    55 Shaw Communications Inc Canada NYSE SJR
    56 Shire Plc United Kingdom NASDAQ SHPGY
    57 Smith & Nephew Plc United Kingdom NYSE SNN
    58 Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. Chile NYSE SQM
    59 Statoil ASA Norway NYSE STO
    60 Suncor Energy Inc. Canada NYSE SU
    61 Syngenta AG Switzerland NYSE SYT
    62 Talisman Energy, Inc. Canada NYSE TLM
    63 Teekay Corp Marshall Islands NYSE TK
    64 Telefonica, S.A. Spain NYSE TEF
    65 Telefonos de Mexico SAB de CV Mexico NYSE TMX
    66 TELUS Corp. Canada NYSE TU
    67 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Israel NASDAQ TEVA
    68 Thomson Reuters Corp Canada NYSE TRI
    69 Toronto Dominion Bank Canada NYSE TD
    70 Total S.A. France NYSE TOT
    71 TransCanada Corp Canada NYSE TRP
    72 Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS Turkey NYSE TKC
    73 Unilever N.V. Netherlands NYSE UN
    74 Unilever Plc United Kingdom NYSE UL
    75 Vodafone Group Plc United Kingdom NASDAQ VOD
    76 Willis Group Holdings Plc Bermuda NYSE WSH
    77 WPP Plc United Kingdom NASDAQ WPPGY
    Jan 14, 2011. 02:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • International Dividend Investing: What to Know, What to Look Out For [View article]
    I did come across this ETF from PowerShares while doing some research but did not take a close look at it or its performance in detail. The symbol is PID and here's a link to the basic info:
    Jan 13, 2011. 09:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • International Dividend Investing: What to Know, What to Look Out For [View article]
    Absoutely -- good point, and an important one!
    Jan 13, 2011. 09:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Aristocrats vs. Bonds: Not All Yields Are Created Equal [View article]
    Fantastic insights from all of you. It's given me some great ideas for further areas of research!
    Dec 23, 2010. 09:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Aristocrats vs. Bonds: Not All Yields Are Created Equal [View article]
    Interesting points -- for longer-term taxable investments though, it seems that this would an appropriate strategy. My guess for Henri would be that many retail investors have just gotten to the point of differentiating their global holdings between small and large cap global, and between growth and value stocks. Dividend analysis hasn't really come into the picture. But with more experts advising a higher chunk of holdings outside the US this may change.
    Dec 23, 2010. 08:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dividend Aristocrats: More Income, Less Madness [View instapost]
    Very interesting. Will look forward to reading that. Do dividends act as a counter weight to things like stock options which seem in some cases seem to increase the temptation for management to make riskier bets? Maybe dividends are a better solution than clawbacks and other ideas about moderating the risk motivation in executive pay.
    Oct 30, 2010. 11:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment