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  • Guggenheim's ABCS Gives Us A-B-C, But No Y [View article]
    Since these are dividend ETFs, and not "fixed income" ETFs, I think part of what you are seeing is just lumpy distributions. I haven't looked into all the details of the underlying, but I think it is probably safe to assume that many of the holdings only pay quarterly dividends. Therefore, at the ETF level, trying to gauge annual distributions from one month (one month plus one partial month for SDIV) can be a difficult task.
    Aug 2, 2011. 12:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Guggenheim's ABCS Gives Us A-B-C, But No Y [View article]
    Guggenheim just informed me that the gross yield on the underlying index is 5.2%. Therefore, I estimate the fund yield to be about 4.5%.
    Jun 16, 2011. 03:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Guggenheim's ABCS Gives Us A-B-C, But No Y [View article]
    Don't hold your breath.
    Jun 11, 2011. 07:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Guggenheim's ABCS Gives Us A-B-C, But No Y [View article]
    I review every new ETF that comes out and dozens of them - nearly all the bond and dividend funds - provide some means of estimating the yield.

    The most common way, as you mentioned, is to supply the yield data on the underlying index. However, in the case of ABCS, Guggenheim chose to NOT make the underlying index information available. This fact was stated in the article.

    Other methods of supplying yield estimates include providing yield information for the stocks being held. Again, Guggenheim chose to not supply this information.

    Jun 11, 2011. 10:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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