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The PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achiever Portfolio (Fund) is based on the Dividend Achiever 50 Index (Index). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its total assets in dividend paying common stocks that comprise the Index. The Index is comprised of 50 stocks selected principally on the basis of dividend yield and consistent growth in dividends.
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Thursday, Aug 92012, 3:39 PMThe bubble isn't in dividend payers, writes Tadas Viskanta, it's in calling dividends a bubble. Research going back a long ways shows dividends have consistently provdied a significant part of equity returns and the high payers outperform the market averages. Does this mean the stocks are bulletproof? Of course not, but "dividends are the ultimate fundamental." |Thursday, Aug 92012, 3:39 PM| 2 Comments
Thursday, Jul 192012, 10:41 AMIndex construction matters, says State Street in its in-depth look at Dividend ETFs (free registration required). The firm notes a combined investment in its U.S. (SDY), International (DWX), and Emerging Market (EDIV) dividend ETFs would have outperformed the broad market by more than 100 bps over the last 30 months. |Thursday, Jul 192012, 10:41 AM| Comment!
Wednesday, Jul 112012, 3:16 PMA look at differences in the makeup of 3 popular dividend ETFs: DVY is composed of 100 high-yielders with 32.2% of assets in utilities. HDV tracks a Morningstar index screening for companies with a "moat" - 28.7% of its funds are in healthcare. VIG is made up of firms that have raised their dividends every year for the past 10. The divergence in returns is significant. |Wednesday, Jul 112012, 3:16 PM| 1 Comment
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Friday, Jun 82012, 12:31 PMDividends may not be a free lunch, but WisdomTree research shows the highest quintile of payers outperformed the S&P 500 by 2.5%/year over the last half century, and with less beta. Even the 2nd highest quintile performed 2% better/year than the S&P. (a sampling) |Friday, Jun 82012, 12:31 PM| Comment!
Thursday, Jun 72012, 3:46 PMSeeing a huge surge of interest in "esoteric" investments (MLPs to name one) paying fat yields, one financial adviser sees the instruments approaching bubble territory. No such froth is evident in plain-vanilla dividend payers, VIG lagging the SPY for the last 2 years. |Thursday, Jun 72012, 3:46 PM| Comment!
Saturday, Jun 22012, 10:00 AMPass on the "ice cream" and focus on the "spinach," writes Brendan Conway, noting the S&P's high-yield stocks are trading at their greatest premium to the steady dividend growers in at least 20 years. High yields may presage low future dividend growth, make the stock more susceptible to rising interest rates, and will get hurt more in event of a tax hike. Possible picks: VIG, SDY. |Saturday, Jun 22012, 10:00 AM| 2 Comments
Tuesday, May 292012, 3:09 PMInvestors in a defensive mood can always turn to dividend stock plays, writes Russ Koesterich. Indices of dividend stocks have volatility of just 80% or less than the S&P 500. And don't forget emerging markets, where dividend indices also exhibit lower volatility than the broad markets in which they reside. |Tuesday, May 292012, 3:09 PM| 1 Comment
Tuesday, May 12012, 7:48 AM"Not suddenly, but over time, gradually higher rates of inflation should be the result of QE policies and (endless ZIRP)," writes Bill Gross, the bond man turning goldbug (?) as he urges a higher allocation to real assets as a way to combat this. Gross also recommends shortish-duration fixed income as well as stocks offering 3-4% yields. |Tuesday, May 12012, 7:48 AM| 3 Comments
Tuesday, Mar 272012, 8:07 AMIn a "mildly reflating" world where deleveraging continues, Bill Gross suggests shorter-duration inflation protected bonds, dividend vs. growth stocks (also developing world vs. developed), and supply constrained commodities. Most of all, beware of levered strategies promising "double-digit returns that are difficult in a delevering world." |Tuesday, Mar 272012, 8:07 AM| 2 Comments
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