VIG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Rising dividend payments remain one of the best ways to fight higher interest rates and inflation over the long term.

    There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  2. Looking Back at Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2013

    December 26, 2013
    As 2012 came to a close last year, we sat down and picked out some of the most promising ETF investments for the coming year. ...
  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. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Dividend ETFs: 3 Things To Consider

    July 15, 2013
    Almost every corner of the global financial landscape is now tradable via the over 1,400 ETFs available in the U.S. Dividends ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Rising Interest Rates? Not A Problem For These Funds

    June 20, 2013
    As the United States moves further into recovery, it's only a matter of time before the Fed begins raising interest rates. ...
  9. Stick With “Bond-Like Stocks”

    April 19, 2013
    By betting on large-cap stocks that pay healthy growing dividends, portfolios should be able to navigate whatever the market ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 3 ETF Sectors Facing Tax Uncertainty

    December 21, 2012
    For investors, the last few months have been dominated by two words: fiscal cliff. The combination of automatic expiring ...
  13. Billionaires Are Buying Gold, Should You?

    December 19, 2012
    With billionaires like Soros, Paulson and Rogers moving into gold again, the question for us regular Joes is if we follow. ...
  14. 13 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2013

    December 19, 2012
    This past year shaped out to be quite the roller coaster ride for many investors; equity marketsperseveredthroughtumultuous, ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. Zacks #1 Ranked Dividend ETF: VIG - ETF News And Commentary

    September 10, 2012
    In the past few years, interest rates in the U.S. and other developed countries have been at, or near all-time lows. In this ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Five Great Commission-Free ETFs on TD Ameritrade - ETF News And ...

    August 10, 2012
    Exchange traded funds have become very popular over the past few years. The fast growing business of ETFs have the made the ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Dividend Check

    May 24, 2012
    While it is a dirty job, the waste management industry could be exactly what a portfolio needs in this time of low interest ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Fidelity's Suggestions On How To Reboot Your Income

    April 10, 2012
    It doesn’t need to be hard in order to find great sources of yield. Fidelity breaks down some of the best places to gain ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. A Focus On Dividend Growth

    January 16, 2012
    With interest rates continuing to hold at super-low levels, now could be great time to institute a dividend growth strategy. ...
  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. 2 Global Funds with a Large-Cap Tilt

    August 19, 2011
    Joe Pitzl and Jason Good say retail investors can benefit from some exposure to large caps, including global stocks. They ...
  29. The Case for Individual Dividend Stocks

    July 7, 2011
    ETFs and mutual funds are great for total-return investing, but for a flow of dividend income that grows, stocks look better, ...
  30. More Options For Income

    June 8, 2011
    With replacing lost income on the minds of many retiring Baby Boomers, the options for dividend focused investing continue ...
  31. Investments With Low Interest Rate Risk And High Yields

    April 21, 2011
    Find out what stocks can help you stem interest rate risks, while receiving great yields.
  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 ...
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