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  • ETF's for Income Nov 29 0 comments
    Nov 27, 2010 7:47 PM | about stocks: IYR, RWX, EEM, PID, IDV, PEY, EFA, SPY, SDY, PFF, DVY, FVD, VYM, VIG
    ETFs for high dividend stocks can be used to represent their corresponding equity classes in asset allocation. Monitoring these ETF's give insight into the funds for a high performance portfolio that provides income as well as growth. The fixed income (bond) trend is covered in a separate weekly report. 

    More details are available on the MyPlanIQ website.

    Description

    Symbol

    Nov 22 Trend Score

    Direction

    Nov 15 Trend Score

    iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index

    EEM

    11%

    ^

    8%

    SPDR DJ Wilshire Intl Real Estate

    RWX

    10%

    ^

    8%

    PowerShares Intl Dividend Achievers

    PID

    10%

    ^

    7%

    iShares Dow Jones Intl Select Div Idx

    IDV

    10%

    ^

    6%

    iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index

    PFF

    8%

    ^

    7%

    iShares MSCI EAFE Index

    EFA

    8%

    ^

    6%

    iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate

    IYR

    8%

    v

    8%

    PowerShares HighYield Dividend Achievers

    PEY

    8%

    ^

    6%

    SPDR S&P 500

    SPY

    7%

    ^

    6%

    SPDR S&P Dividend

    SDY

    7%

    ^

    6%

    iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index

    DVY

    7%

    ^

    5%

    Vanguard Dividend Appreciation

    VIG

    7%

    ^

    5%

    Vanguard High Dividend Yield Indx

    VYM

    7%

    ^

    5%

    First Trust Value Line Dividend Index

    FVD

    6%

    ^

    5%


    All of these ETFs trade within a relatively tight band -- this hints at a lower portfolio volatility which is good.

    Top Three



    The top three ETFs remain the same. Emerging markets spring back well as would be expected from the asset class indicators. Real estate has levelled off but should be watched as it might drop out of the top three next week. International stocks seem to be doing better than the asset class indicators would suggest and it will be interesting to see whether their upward trend continue next week.

    Bottom Three



    Even in the bottom three, there is a mildly positive overall trend -- however, other asset classes are performing better.

    The nature of dividend bearing assets remove some volatility and give short term income. This continues to be appealing to those who have investments but want income now.

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