First Trust RBA Quality Income ETF (QINC) - NASDAQ
  • 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. 11, 2014, 12:54 PM
    • The First Trust RBA Quality Income ETF (QINC) and RBA American Industrial Renaissance ETF (AIRR) will track their respective Richard Bernstein Advisors indexes; QINC will focus on total return through global firms with strong dividends and capital appreciation potential, while AIRR will invest in both small and mid-cap domestic firms in the industrial and community banking sectors.
    • High dividend ETFs and capital strength ETFs: VYM, HDV, KBWD, PEY, DIV, RDIV, FTCS
    • Regional banking ETFs: KRE, KBE, IAT, RKH, QABA, KRU, KBWR, KRS
    • The Global X Guru Small Cap Index ETF (GURX) and Guru International Index ETF (GURI) are hoping to capitalize on the success of GURU by offering exposure to small-cap and international (respectively) stocks that large hedge fund managers hold.
    • Broad hedge fund replication ETFs: QAI, MCRO, HDG, QEH
    | Mar. 11, 2014, 12:54 PM
QINC Description
The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund's fees and expenses) of an index called the Richard Bernstein Advisors Quality Income Index (the "Index"). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in U.S. and non-U.S. equity securities that comprise the Index. The non-U.S. equity securities may include American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs"), Global Depositary Receipts ("GDRs") or other depositary receipts (collectively, the "Depositary Receipts"). The Index is designed to provide access to a diversified portfolio of small, mid and large capitalization income producing equity securities.
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