In this holiday season, dividend ETFs continue their strong performance, especially U.S. dividend ETFs such as PEY, VIG, DVY. In our previous articles, we pointed out this trend. More detailed asset class performance trend can be found on this Market View page.
Though foreign dividend ETFs (including emerging market stocks) have lagged behind their U.S. counterparts, the international REI (NYSEARCA:RWX) has inched up in the past month to become the best performer. The U.S. REIT (NYSEARCA:IYR) have been consolidating after strong performance earlier this year. Both ETFs have about similar annual dividend yield (3.46% and 3.48% respectively).
Preferred stocks (NYSEARCA:PFF) have been mistreated as their fixed income (bond) cousin: it has been on the bottom for more than a month now. One, however, can make an observation that if U.S. stocks continue their strong performance, preferred stocks should perform well while in the meantime, their fat dividends should provide cushion to the eventual next shock to the markets.
|SPDR DJ Wilshire Intl Real Estate||RWX||11.62%||10.05%||^|
|PowerShares HighYield Dividend Achievers||PEY||10.95%||9.37%||^|
|SPDR S&P 500||SPY||9.81%||8.19%||^|
|Vanguard Dividend Appreciation||VIG||9.3%||8.14%||^|
|Vanguard High Dividend Yield Indx||VYM||9.06%||7.89%||^|
|iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index||DVY||8.6%||7.03%||^|
|iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate||IYR||8.43%||4.36%||^|
|iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index||EEM||8.33%||7.16%||^|
|SPDR S&P Dividend||SDY||7.98%||6.89%||^|
|PowerShares Intl Dividend Achievers||PID||7.45%||6.73%||^|
|First Trust Value Line Dividend Index||FVD||7.43%||6.98%||^|
|iShares Dow Jones Intl Select Div Idx||IDV||6.6%||6.05%||^|
|iShares MSCI EAFE Index||EFA||6.01%||5.29%||^|
|iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index||PFF||3.36%||3.91%||v|