SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF(IST)- NYSEARCA
  • Fri, Jun. 17, 6:25 PM
    • SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IPU$0.2530. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.99%.
    • SPDR S&P International Materials Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IRV$0.2089. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.19%.
    • SPDR S&P International Health Care Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IRY$0.3481. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.07%.
    • SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IST$0.4563.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 3.18%.
    • SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:EDIV$0.3883. 30-Day Sec yield of 5.65%.
    • SPDR S&P Global Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:WDIV$1.1473. 30-Day Sec yield of 4.22%.
    • SPDR MSCI International Real Estate Currency Hedged ETF (NYSEARCA:HREX$0.2303. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.73%.
    • SPDR S&P International Dividend Currency Hedged ETF (NYSEARCA:HDWX$0.7609. 30-Day Sec yield of 5.14%.
    • Payable June 29; for shareholders of record June 21; ex-div June 17. 30-Day Sec yield as of 6/16/16.
    | Fri, Jun. 17, 6:25 PM
  • Fri, Mar. 18, 3:21 PM
    • SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IPU)  - quarterly distribution of $0.0531. 30-Day Sec yield of 3.06% (as of 3/16/2016).
    • SPDR S&P International Materials Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IRV) - quarterly distribution of $0.0779. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.73% (as of 3/16/2016).
    • SPDR S&P International Health Care Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IRY) - quarterly distribution of $0.4285. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.03% (as of 3/16/2016).
    • SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IST) - quarterly distribution of $0.0275. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.78% (as of 3/16/2016).
    • SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:EDIV) - quarterly distribution of $0.0732. 30-Day Sec yield of 6.13% (as of 3/16/2016).
    • SPDR S&P Global Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:WDIV) - quarterly distribution of $0.3413. 30-Day Sec yield of 4.31% (as of 3/16/2016).
    • SPDR MSCI International Real Estate Currency Hedged ETF (NYSEARCA:HREX) - quarterly distribution of $0.1740. 30-Day Sec yield of 2.75% (as of 3/16/2016).
    • SPDR S&P International Dividend Currency Hedged ETF (NYSEARCA:HDWX) - quarterly distribution of $0.0748. 30-Day Sec yield of 5.79% (as of 3/16/2016).
    • All are Payable Mar. 31; for shareholders of record Mar. 22; ex-div Mar. 18.
    | Fri, Mar. 18, 3:21 PM
  • Dec. 18, 2015, 5:23 PM
    • SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IST) announces quarterly distribution of $0.3134.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 2.74% (as of 12/17/2015).
    • Payable Dec. 30; for shareholders of record Dec. 22; ex-div Dec. 18.
    | Dec. 18, 2015, 5:23 PM
  • Oct. 6, 2015, 5:23 AM
    • Making a big ruckus in this morning's news is the European Court of Justice's ruling that deemed a 15-year-old data-sharing pact between the EU and U.S. invalid. The decision cannot be appealed.
    • "Legislation permitting...access on a generalized basis to the content of electronic communications must be regarded as compromising the essence of the fundamental right to respect for private life," Europe's highest court said in a statement.
    • The ruling has significant implications on how internet groups can operate in the 28-member bloc, and will likely force thousands of companies to overhaul their businesses to avoid breaking the law.
    • ETFs: XLK, VGT, SOXL, SOCL, FDN, GGT, TECL, USD, SMH, SKYY, IYW, IYZ, PNQI, IPK, SOXX, ROM, XSD, VOX, IXP, SOXS, FTEC, TECS, RYT, PBS, IST, IXN, PSI, IGV, QTEC, IGM, FXL, SSG, IGN, PSCT, MTK, REW, XTL, PXQ, EMQQ, FCOM, XSW, PSJ, XT, LTL, ARKW, ARKQ, BST
    | Oct. 6, 2015, 5:23 AM | 3 Comments
  • Sep. 18, 2015, 1:54 PM
    • SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IST) announces quarterly distribution of $0.1086.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 2.81% (as of 9/16/2015).
    • Payable Sept. 30; for shareholders of record Sept. 22; ex-div Sept. 18.
    | Sep. 18, 2015, 1:54 PM
  • Jun. 19, 2015, 4:02 PM
    • SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IST) announces quarterly distribution of $0.383.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 2.80% (as of 06/17/2015).
    • Payable July 1; for shareholders of record June 23; ex-div June 19.
    | Jun. 19, 2015, 4:02 PM
  • Mar. 20, 2015, 2:04 PM
    • SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector (NYSEARCA:IST) announces quarterly distribution of $0.023.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 2.44% (as of 03/18/2015).
    • Payable Apr 01; for shareholders of record Mar 24; ex-div Mar 20.
    | Mar. 20, 2015, 2:04 PM
  • Feb. 3, 2015, 12:35 PM
    • Among those cut is the SPDR Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond (NYSEARCA:LAG), which now charges 0.1% per year, down from 0.21%, and making it more competitive with AGG and BND.
    • SSgA's (NYSE:STT) ten international ETFs - a group including IPD, IPW, and IPK - now have annual fees of 0.4% vs. 0.5% previously. The emerging markets ETFs' - including EDIV and GML - new expense ratios are 0.49%, down from 0.50-0.59% previously.
    • Some of the fee reductions are more dramatic: The SPDR 1500 Value Tilt ETF (NYSEARCA:VLU) and the SPDR S&P 1500 Momentum Tilt ETF (NYSEARCA:MMTM) are cut to 0.12% from 0.35%, and the SPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility ETF (NYSEARCA:SMLV) is cut to 0.12% from 0.25%.
    • Others with cuts: ITE, SST, TLO, ITR, LGLV, LWC, SCPB, IPE, MOYG, MOYV, SLY, SLYG, SLYV, SPYG, SPVV, JPP, JSC, MTK, GWX, IPF, IPN, PS, IPU, IRV, IRY, IST, BIK, EEMB, GAF, GMF, GML, GUR, IBND.
    | Feb. 3, 2015, 12:35 PM
  • Dec. 19, 2014, 1:43 PM
    • SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IST) announces quarterly distribution of $0.262.
    • 30-Day Sec yield of 2.72% (as of 12/17/2014).
    • Payable Jan 2; for shareholders of record Dec 23; ex-div Dec 19.
    | Dec. 19, 2014, 1:43 PM
  • Jan. 8, 2014, 10:34 AM
    • "The Safety Bubble Deflates," goes the title of a new report from Bernstein's Seth Masters, adding his name to those voices suggesting "safe" assets have become otherwise.
    • Even though utilities, telecom, and consumer staples have underperformed of late, says Masters, their relative valuations are still well above the average over the last 50 years. "In periods of stress, investors tend to prize stability and safety too much. But in time, investors discover that every investment carries with it some degree of risk: if not risk of loss, then risk of inadequate growth."
    • Related ETFs: XLU, IDU, VPU, NLR, GRID, JXI, NUCL, DBU, IPU, RYU, PUI, UPW, FXU, SDP, PSCU, AXUT, FUTY, UTLT, XLP, VDC, FXG, RHS, FSTA, PSL, PSCC, IYZ, VOX, IXP, IST, XTL, LTL, FCOM, TLL, AXTE
    • Barron's Jack Hough says the "low beta" approach is a flawed one: First, volatility can change quickly as companies' or industries' fortunes shift; Second, beta tells one nothing about whether a stock's valuation is high or low. In a similar warning over low volatility stocks, BAML suggests looking for companies with smooth earnings rather than smooth stock prices. Screening for such, Hough finds CSX Corp (CSX -0.6%), DuPont (DD +0.6%), Cisco (CSCO -0.6%), and Halliburton (HAL -0.8%).
    • Low volatility ETFs: SPLV, USMV, ACWV
    | Jan. 8, 2014, 10:34 AM | 7 Comments
  • Nov. 21, 2013, 8:50 AM
    • Multiple expansion was behind stock gains this year, but next year it'll have to be earnings and money flow rather than further valuation re-rating, says Goldman's David Kostin, reiterating his cautious 1,900 end-of-2014 target for the S&P 500 (SPY).
    • Margins are key, and Goldman's forecast is the "greatest investable gap relative to consensus expectations.” The bank expects 8.9% in 2014 and 9% in 2015 vs. the Street at 9.5% and 10.1%, respectively. Every 50 basis point swing in margins translates into a swing of about $5 per share in EPS.
    • Four recommended strategies: Pick growth (IWF) over value (IWD), firms investing in capex, companies with high buyback yields (seems contradictory with previous), and stocks with high operating leverage.
    • As for sectors, Goldman is favoring IT (VGT), consumer discretionary (XLY), and industrials (XLI) vs. underweighting consumer staples (XLP), utilities (XLU, IDU), and telecom (IST).
    • S&P 500 ETFs: SPY, SH, SSO, SDS, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, VOO, RSP, RWL, EPS, BXUB, TRND, SFLA, BXUC, BXDB
    | Nov. 21, 2013, 8:50 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 16, 2013, 4:33 PM

    Tech (XLK) is the new defensive sector, its 14.8 PE ratio continuing to trail traditional cautious plays like telecom (IST), consumer staples (XLP), and utilities (XLU). At a lofty 22 PE ratio, telecom leads all S&P sectors - it's a pretty fancy multiple for a slow-growth sector, but investors are attracted by the lofty yield. The S&P (SPY) as a whole has creeped up to a 14.8 ratio.

    | Jan. 16, 2013, 4:33 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 1, 2013, 11:40 AM
    Financial services ETFs (XLF, IPF, IXG led all sector ETFs in 2012, followed by consumer discretionary (XLY, IPD, RXI), healthcare (XLV, IRY, IXJ) and tech (XLK, IPK IXN). Utilities (XLU, IPU, JXI) and telecom (IST, IXP) underperformed.
    | Jan. 1, 2013, 11:40 AM
  • Oct. 29, 2012, 1:15 PM

    Some areas of the dividend universe (telecom, utilities) may be pricey, but dividend stocks are not in a bubble, says ClearBridge's Mike Clarfeld. He suggests looking not just at the upfront yield, but instead at the ability of the company to increase the payout over time. "The sweet spot ... attractive dividends, but really dividend growers - we don't think they are overvalued at all."

    | Oct. 29, 2012, 1:15 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 17, 2012, 9:13 PM

    Currently weighting U.S. telecoms and utilities at zero in his dividend stock portfolio, Pimco's Brad Kinkelaar notes both sectors are trading at near off-the-chart premiums to their average relative multiple. Dividend investors would do better to look overseas, he says, where one can find companies that are growing, paying good dividends, and trading at better value. An excellent presentation.

    | Oct. 17, 2012, 9:13 PM | 7 Comments
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The SPDR® S&P® International Telecommunications Sector ETF seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the S&P Developed Ex-U.S. BMI Telecommunication Services Sector Index, an index that tracks the telecommunications sector of developed global markets outside the United States. Our approach is designed to provide portfolios with low portfolio turnover, accurate tracking, and lower costs.
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