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  • The Top 20 High-Yield ETFs 0 comments
    Oct 17, 2009 6:52 PM | about stocks: FGD, DEW, DGS, DRW, IDV, RWX, PSP, DWX, ENY, EWA, EWI, EWN
     Below is a list of the 20 best performing "high yield" ETFs over the past 6 months. ETFs were ranked by 6 month performance and were required to have a 3% minimum dividend yield.

    The list for the middle of October has a strong global theme -nearly all of the ETFs on the list have signficant exposure to companies outside of the US. There are several momentum strategies one could potentially consider, from purchasing ETFs based on 6 month performance to purchasing ETFs trading at 52 week highs to using MarketClub Trade Triangles or just screening for those trading above their 200 day moving average. I detail some of these idea in more depth on Scott's Investments.

    The 200-day SMA column indicates the percent the ETF is trading above/below its current 200 day simple moving average, a strategy I detail frequently and inspired in part by Tom Lydon, author of The ETF Trend Following Playbook: Profiting from Trends in Bull or Bear Markets with Exchange Traded Funds, and Mebane Faber, author of The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets.


    TickerCompanyDividend YieldPerformance (Half Year)200-Day SMA52-Week HighPrice
    EWOiShares MSCI Austria Investable Mkt Idx3.10%75.39%53.24%0.47%23.51
    FGDFirst Trust DJ Global Select Dividend3.09%66.30%42.95%-2.47%22.47
    EWAiShares MSCI Australia Index3.69%63.84%50.67%0.28%24.29
    IDViShares Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend3.58%62.54%44.67%-0.04%33.03
    EWNiShares MSCI Netherlands Invstbl Mkt Idx3.07%61.04%40.10%-0.27%21.4
    DWXSPDR S&P International Dividend3.34%59.49%42.39%-0.49%55.93
    ENYClaymore/SWM Canadian Energy Income4.05%58.63%42.89%-0.67%17.45
    DRWWisdomTree International Real Estate3.55%57.10%37.77%-0.40%29.54
    EWSiShares MSCI Singapore Index3.16%55.71%33.64%-0.71%11.11
    EWIiShares MSCI Italy Index7.10%55.13%36.88%0.28%21.7
    EWPiShares MSCI Spain Index4.59%52.58%36.09%0.06%51.62
    RWXSPDR Dow Jones Intl Real Estate3.20%51.93%35.89%-0.62%37.1
    IFNAiShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT North America6.17%51.79%31.60%-8.19%30.62
    DGSWisdomTree Emerging Mkts Small Cap Div3.60%51.39%36.77%-3.33%41.86
    PSPPowerShares Listed Private Equity4.58%51.35%37.97%-20.07%9.78
    HGIClaymore/Zacks Intl Multi-Asset Income4.19%51.24%34.88%-0.17%17.88
    IROClaymore/Zacks Dividend Rotation5.23%51.20%31.42%-17.04%18.23
    DEWWisdomTree Global Equity Income4.61%51.10%30.95%-0.47%41.85
    EZUiShares MSCI EMU Index3.21%49.91%34.31%-0.34%39.85
    EWQiShares MSCI France Index3.52%49.36%33.22%0.11%27.07


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