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ETF's for Income Nov 29

|Includes: DVY, EEM, EFA, FVD, IDV, iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR), PEY, PFF, PID, RWX, SDY, SPY, VIG, VYM

ETFs for high dividend stocks can be used to represent their corresponding equity classes in asset allocation. Monitoring these ETF's give insight into the funds for a high performance portfolio that provides income as well as growth. The fixed income (bond) trend is covered in a separate weekly report. 

More details are available on the MyPlanIQ website.

Description

Symbol

Nov 22 Trend Score

Direction

Nov 15 Trend Score

iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index

EEM

11%

^

8%

SPDR DJ Wilshire Intl Real Estate

RWX

10%

^

8%

PowerShares Intl Dividend Achievers

PID

10%

^

7%

iShares Dow Jones Intl Select Div Idx

IDV

10%

^

6%

iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index

PFF

8%

^

7%

iShares MSCI EAFE Index

EFA

8%

^

6%

iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate

IYR

8%

v

8%

PowerShares HighYield Dividend Achievers

PEY

8%

^

6%

SPDR S&P 500

SPY

7%

^

6%

SPDR S&P Dividend

SDY

7%

^

6%

iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index

DVY

7%

^

5%

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation

VIG

7%

^

5%

Vanguard High Dividend Yield Indx

VYM

7%

^

5%

First Trust Value Line Dividend Index

FVD

6%

^

5%


All of these ETFs trade within a relatively tight band -- this hints at a lower portfolio volatility which is good.

Top Three



The top three ETFs remain the same. Emerging markets spring back well as would be expected from the asset class indicators. Real estate has levelled off but should be watched as it might drop out of the top three next week. International stocks seem to be doing better than the asset class indicators would suggest and it will be interesting to see whether their upward trend continue next week.

Bottom Three



Even in the bottom three, there is a mildly positive overall trend -- however, other asset classes are performing better.

The nature of dividend bearing assets remove some volatility and give short term income. This continues to be appealing to those who have investments but want income now.