SDY : Analysis & Opinions

  1. As the market has swooned, so has stocks' valuations.

    The Time To Focus On Value ETFs Is Now

    April 10, 2014
    As the market has swooned, so has stocks' valuations. That’s making many investors nervous. The key to navigating this environment ...
  2. The Best and Worst Performing Dividend ETFs of 2013

    December 19, 2013
    2013 was another year full of record-low interest rates, prompting income investors to turn their attention elsewhere. For ...
  3. The 10 Most Popular Dividend ETFs: What You Need to Know

    November 18, 2013
    With interest rates looking to stay near zero for some time yet, yield-hungry investors have taken to equity markets for ...
  4. 5 ETF Alternatives to Troubled Treasuries

    November 5, 2013
    Today’s fixed income environment seems to be turned on its head. It used to be that U.S. Treasuries were thought of ...
  5. For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends.

    Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    October 24, 2013
    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have ...
  6. CalPERS Desperately Needs to Embrace ETFs

    July 17, 2013
    The investment community seems to be aflutter over the fact that the California Public Employees' Retirement System ...
  7. Further Proof You're Buying The Wrong Dividend ETFs

    July 12, 2013
    There are a few certainties when it comes to dividend ETFs. First, investors like these funds. A lot. Inflows data says ...
  8. Rising 10-Year Yields Could Crush Popular Dividend ETFs

    June 21, 2013
    Seduced by backward-looking dividend increase streaks, investors have fallen in love with dividend ETFs such as the Vanguard ...
  9. Differentiating Dividend ETFs

    January 23, 2013
    With Treasury interest rates expected to stay at near-zero levels for the foreseeable future, many investors have found it ...
  10. 4 Excellent Dividend ETFs for Income and Stability - Investment ...

    January 22, 2013
    2012 was not a great year for the dividend ETFs as many investors avoided them in the last quarter of the year due to risk ...
  11. What To Consider Before Buying A Dividend ETF

    January 9, 2013
    For those outside of 401(k) and other employer-sponsored retirement accounts, exchange-traded funds are rapidly taking the ...
  12. Molycorp Facing Even More Uncertainty, And At The Wrong Time

    December 13, 2012
    The departure of Molycorp's CEO adds even more uncertainty to a volatile story.
  13. 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor

    December 6, 2012
    With interest expected to stay at near-zero levels for the foreseeable future, many investors have found it challenging to ...
  14. UBS Launches Mortgage REIT ETN With A 24.8% Yield

    October 18, 2012
    UBS continued to expand its suite of income-oriented products this week by debuting an ETN that will offer monthly leveraged ...
  15. Reviewing 7 Cheap Dividend ETFs

    September 18, 2012
    As billions of dollars have flowed into exchange-traded products over the past several years, some asset classes and strategies ...
  16. ETFs For Consistent Dividend Payers

    August 28, 2012
    The global economic slowdown has certainly affected how investors choose to allocate their assets, as many sectors of the ...
  17. 5 Dividend ETFs for the Second Half

    July 2, 2012
    It was a tumultuous second quarter for equities as the SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) fell almost 3.2 percent, but dividend ...
  18. Highlighting Seven Unique Dividend ETFs

    June 25, 2012
    Dividend-paying stocks continue to be a popular investment theme in the low rate, high volatility environment. With expectations ...
  19. Leveraged Dividend ETFs: Too Good To Be True?

    June 20, 2012
    Investor interest in dividend-paying stocks has generally surged over the past two years, as the combination of climbing ...
  20. 5 Easy Ways to Cash In on US Dividends

    April 26, 2012
    If you’re outside the US looking in, there are important pros and cons to adding exchange traded funds from America to your ...
  21. DBS Group – A Balanced Play On Asian Banking

    April 11, 2012
    DBS Group is a well-balanced play on Asian banking growth.
  22. Molycorp Setting Up A Second Chance

    February 28, 2012
    Plunging REO prices have hurt, but not crippled, Molycorp.
  23. This Strategy Still Pays Big Dividends

    February 18, 2012
    Despite the risk-on switch in the market so far this year, yield plays still have a place in the bull and a fair bit of room ...
  24. Another Option For Income

    February 15, 2012
    With expected volatility and continued low interest rates, a covered call strategy could add more income for investors.
  25. How Long Will The Dividend Stock Craze Last?

    January 11, 2012
    2011 saw some stocks yield surprisingly high dividends, but should you wait before investing in these companies?
  26. Big Dividends In The Semiconductors

    October 21, 2011
    Many of the semiconductor firms offer strong dividend payments and can provide a great income opportunity at current levels. ...
  27. Replace Your Income With Dividend-Paying Investments

    October 13, 2011
    As more and more baby boomers focus on replacing lost income during retirement, the options for dividend-focused investing ...
  28. Drama-Free Income from These 2 Funds

    August 20, 2011
    In this environment, it’s good to know there are a couple funds out there that can squeeze solid income from a low-income ...
  29. Rare Earths: Are They Worth The Hype?

    January 5, 2011
    Investor demand for rare earth minerals continues to grow, but is there really that much profit here?
  30. 5 Could-Be Bubbles Waiting To Burst

    October 20, 2010
    Whatever terms one wishes to use, there is no question that there are some overheated segments of the market.
  31. Finding Cramer's Accidental High-Yielders

    May 26, 2010
    We check out good companies that now have supersized dividends due to depressed stock prices.
  32. A Focus On Portfolio Income With ETFs

    April 28, 2010
    The time is right for investors to return to dividend-based investing.
  33. Dividend Stocks Making A Comeback

    January 26, 2010
    After a year of being ignored in favor of high-risk, high return assets, dividends are on the comeback trail. Here are some ...
  34. Making Your Investments Pay: Equity Income ETFs

    December 4, 2008
    The flight to extreme quality has reduced treasury yields to non-inflation beating instruments. Income ETFs are now ripe ...
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