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WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth ETF (DGRW)

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  • Wed, Mar. 11, 11:51 AM
    • At the top of the list of those outperforming the largest dividend ETFs and the S&P 500 by a sizable margin is the Deep Value ETF (NYSEARCA:DVP) - launched last September - up 3.1% YTD.
    • Also outperforming: Cambria Shareholder Yield (NYSEARCA:SYLD), First Trust NASDAQ Rising Dividend Achiever (NASDAQ:RDVY), FlexShares Quality Dividend (NYSEARCA:QDF), and WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth (NASDAQ:DGRW).
    • The three largest dividend ETFs: VIG, DVY, SDY - are lagging not only the above relative newcomers, but the S&P 500 as well.
    • Seeking Alpha RTA subscribers for the 5 outperformers: 892.
    • Seeking Alpha RTA subscribers for the popular laggards: 16,740.
    • ETFs: DVY, SCHD, SDOG, DLN, DHS, FDL, DTD, FVD, DVYL, SDYL
    | Wed, Mar. 11, 11:51 AM | 5 Comments
  • Wed, Jan. 7, 10:24 AM
    • Net dividend increases of $12B in Q4 compared to $12.7B a year prior. For all 2014, dividend increases of $54.8B were roughly the same as the previous year. 3,308 companies boosted dividends last year vs. 2,895 in 2013.
    • Non-S&P 500 companies got more into the act, with the percentage of those paying dividends rising to 48.5% in Q4 from 47.7% a year earlier.
    • The next area to watch for potential increases is the S&P Small Cap 600, says S&P Dow Jones' Howard Silverblatt, noting a net gain of 15 payers over the past six months.
    • A word of caution: Though the dollar amount of total dividend cuts in Q4 was flat from a year earlier, over half the cuts came from energy issues. It's not yet the financial dividend meltdown of 2008/2009, says Silverblatt, but energy does account for 11% of dividends in the general market.
    • Press release
    • ETFs: DVY, VIG, SDY, SCHD, SDOG, NOBL, DLN, DHS, FDL, DTD, DGRW, FVD, PFM, DVYL, SDYL, DGRO, RDVY, DIVC
    | Wed, Jan. 7, 10:24 AM | Comment!
  • Sep. 18, 2014, 3:21 PM
    • Seven new firms bringing 65 funds to Schwab ETF OneSource gives investors 182 ETFs from 13 different fund companies to choose from with no online trade commission.
    • Among those now part of the program is WisdomTree (WETF +2.8%), whose DGRW, DGRS, DGRE, IHDG, DRW, and WDTI will be available commission-free (online) to Schwab customers.
    • Schwab ETF OneSource has $31B in AUM, with YTD infows of $5.9B representing 45% of all Schwab (SCHW +1.8%) ETF flows.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Sep. 18, 2014, 3:21 PM | Comment!
  • Sep. 18, 2014, 1:05 PM
    • The C-Tracks Exchange Traded Notes Miller/Howard Strategic Dividend Reinvestor (NYSEARCA:DIVC) will an index of 30 equal weighted domestic stocks, selected for their current dividend yield and the expected growth of that yield, along with other fundamental indicators.
    • "Whereas traditional market cap-weighted indexes tend to overweight overvalued stocks, we try to improve on the model by equal weighting and limiting selection to companies that share positive factors such as dividend growth, yield, valuation, and profitability—all through a disciplined rules-based process with regular rebalancing" said Lowell G. Miller, founder and CIO of Miller/Howard, in a press release for the new index.
    • Other dividend growth ETFs: VIG, SDY, NOBL, DGRW, PFM, RDVY, DGRO
    | Sep. 18, 2014, 1:05 PM | 8 Comments
  • Apr. 9, 2014, 12:14 PM
    • According to S&P Dow Jones, 1,078 companies boosted dividends in Q1, 14.2% more than a year ago, and besting the previous record of 1.069 set in 1979. The dollar amount of increases foots to $17.8B, 22.9% higher than a year ago. A few cut payouts - 102 out of roughly 10K traded issues, and down from 139 a year ago.
    • The weighted dividend yield grew 4 basis points during the quarter to 2.48%, says S&P's Howard Silverblatt. Room to grow even more? Payout ratios continue to scrape by at 36% vs. their historic average of 52%.
    • Dividend ETFs: DVY, VIG, SDY, VYM, SCHD, HDV, KBWD, DES, NOBL, PEY, DIV, SPHD, DLN, DHS, DTD, DON, FDL, DGRW, FVD, PFM, SDYL, DVYL, DGRS, RDIV, RDVY, QDF, QDEF, QDYN, QINC
    | Apr. 9, 2014, 12:14 PM | 6 Comments
  • Mar. 14, 2014, 11:39 AM
    • The First Trust Value Line Dividend Index ETF (FVD +0.2%) has done its job well, writes Morningstar's Abby Woodham, but the 70 basis point expense ratio is "a relic of the days before the ETF price wars." It may have been acceptable a decade ago, but is "unjustifiable" when similar ETFs are available for just a handful of basis points per year.
    • FVD's portfolio looks like a low-vol strategy that emphasizes yield, she writes, and the 5-year standard deviation is one of the lowest among dividend ETFs.
    • Possible alternatives: Vanguard Dividend Appreciation (VIG +0.1%) with 0.10% expenses, Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index (VYM -0.1%) also charging 10 bps, Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD +0.1%) - the cheapest in the category at 0.07% - SPDR S&P Dividend (SDY +0.1%) with 0.35% expenses, WisdomTree Equity Income (DHS) with 0.38% expenses, and iShares Select Dividend (DVY +0.3%) charging 0.40%.
    • ETFs: DVY, VIG, SDY, VYM, SCHD, HDV, KBWD, DES, PEY, DIV, SPHD, DLN, DHS, DTD, DON, DGRW, FDL, NOBL, FVD, PFM, SDYL, DVYL, DGRS, RDIV, RDVY, QDF, QDYN, QDEF
    | Mar. 14, 2014, 11:39 AM | Comment!
  • Feb. 24, 2014, 3:35 PM
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  • Jan. 7, 2014, 12:05 PM
    • Q4 net dividend increases of $12.7B compared to $8.4B in 2012 Q4, according to S&P. The number of increases (885), however, pales in comparison to the 1,266 "tax-incentivized" hikes from a year ago (there were 649 in 2011).
    • Of roughly 10K traded stocks, 51 companies cut payouts in Q4 compared to 154 in the year-earlier quarter.
    • Room for more hikes? S&P's Howard Silverblatt notes payout rates - which historically average 52% - continue to remain near their low of 36%. "At this point, we expect Q1 to be a very busy positive period for dividends, with 2014 setting another record for payments."
    • The weighted dividend yield off 2.44% compares to 2.6% in Q3 and 2.8% in Q4 of 2012 as boosted payouts aren't quite keeping pace with the strong advance in equity prices.
    • Dividend ETFs: DVY, IDV, VIG, SDY, VYM, SDIV, HDV, SCHD, DWX, KBWD, PID, DES, DTN, PEY, SPHD, DIV, DHS, DLN, LVL, DTD, DGRW, DON, FDL, FVD, PFM, FGD, DOO, NOBL, DOL, SDYL, DVYL, DEW, IDOG, HGI, DGRS, DNL, DGRE, DVYA, RDIV, QDF, QDEF, QDYN, EMDG, IQDF, IQDY, IQDE, WDIV, FIEG
    | Jan. 7, 2014, 12:05 PM | 6 Comments
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  • Oct. 10, 2013, 3:02 PM
    • The S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NOBL) launched today - the fund homepage outlines the fund strategy of holding only S&P 500 companies that have increased their dividends consistently over the past 25 years.
    • To differentiate from current sector leader, SDY, (both have expense ratios of .35%) NOBL places an importance on equal weighting and not allowing any one sector to occupy more than 30% of the fund.
    • Relevant dividend growth ETFs: DGRS, SDY, DNL, EMDG, DGRW, VIG, DGRE, NOBL.
    | Oct. 10, 2013, 3:02 PM | Comment!
  • Sep. 12, 2013, 1:39 PM
    • Dividend payers may be a good place to hide out from rising interest rates, but those stocks sporting the highest yields - telecoms and utilities - tend to have slow payment growth, making them less-attractive as rates rise. Checking back to the 1994 bond bear market, telecoms and utilities were among the market's worst performers.
    • Better to shop for modest payers, but above-average payment growth. Barron's screens for those characteristics combined with reasonable overall valuation and turns up three names: Boeing (BA), CVS Caremark (CVS), and GE.
    • Certain dividend ETFs employ this strategy as well, with Vanguard's Dividend Appreciation (VIG) - almost zero exposure to telecoms and utilities  - and WisdomTree's U.S. Dividend Growth ETF (DGRW) coming to mind. Others include DGRS, DNL, EMDG, DGRE.
    • Other dividend ETFs: FDL, FVD, MDIV, QDF, QDYN, QDEF, DIV, CVY, DVY, HDV, IYLD, PEY, PFM, SCHD, SDY, SDYL, DVYL, VYM, DHS, DTD, SYLD, KBWD, SPHD, DLN, DON, HILO.
    • Telecom and utility ETFs: IYZ, XTL, VOX, LTL, TLLIDU, PUI, XLU, VPU, RYU, FXU, PSCU, UPW, SDP, UTLT.
    | Sep. 12, 2013, 1:39 PM | 4 Comments
  • Aug. 1, 2013, 12:59 PM
    • The Emerging Markets Dividend Growth Fund (DGRE) has an annual expense ratio of 0.63% and comes on the heels of the launch of the U.S. Dividend Growth Fund (DGRW) and the U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS).
    • DGRE has heavier exposure than most to consumer sectors, says WisdomTree (WETF) research director Jeremy Schwartz, and is underweight the "BRICs" while having some of its largest holdings in the "MIT" countries - Mexico, Indonesia, and Thailand.
    • WisdomTree is also the proprietor of the $4.8B AUM Emerging Markets Equity Fund (DEM).
    | Aug. 1, 2013, 12:59 PM | Comment!
  • Jul. 25, 2013, 4:52 PM
    WisdomTree launches the U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS) with expense ratio of 0.38%. It'll join WisdomTree's SmallCap Dividend Fund (DES). Two domestic small-cap dividend funds? DES represents a conservative approach with financials, industrials, and utilities making up 57% of holdings, writes Tom Lydon. DGRS has no exposure to utilities or telecoms, and staples are hardly found. Instead consumer discretionary and tech make up 38% of fund holdings. Other WisdomTree dividend growth ETFs are DNL and DGRW.
    | Jul. 25, 2013, 4:52 PM | Comment!
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WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth Fund seeks investment results that closely correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth Index.
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