iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend (ETF)

  • Are Domestic Income ETFs Still Attractive?

    By Ankush Shaw - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DVY, SPY, VIG, VYM

    Although the domestic U.S.benchmark interest rates have risen quite a bit in the recent past (with the 10 year Treasury rates near the 2.50% mark) the search for yield is by no means over.

    Apart from the paltry yield on fixed income securities, investors have had to seek solace in riskier investment avenues like high yield bonds, Master Limited Partnerships, Real Estate Investment Trusts and dividend paying more »

  • Dow vs. DAX: Where are the Best Dividends?

    By John Bromels - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: T, ^DJI, DVY, DIA, VZ

    In a recent post, I concluded that the blue-chip stocks on Germany's DAX index offered a slightly better value than those on the Dow (DJINDICES: ^DJI), strictly from a P/E standpoint. I did not, however, factor in one of the biggest appeals to a blue-chip investor: dividends.

    There are lots of opportunities to invest in Dow dividends, from the generic SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEMKT: DIAmore »)

  • How to Position Your Portfolio for Rising Interest Rates

    By Andrés Cardenal - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: TLT, DVY, SJNK, VIG

    In case you haven´t heard, the market got a little bit nervous last week as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke made some comments regarding monetary policy and the future path of interest rates in the U.S.  There is not much clarity in the horizon, and speculating with these kind of things rarely pays off. On the other hand, interest rates certainly have much more upside than downside room over more »

  • A Smart Approach to Dividend ETFs

    By Andrés Cardenal - May 11, 2013 | Tickers: DVY, WETF, DON, DES

    Dividend investors typically focus their attention on big and stable companies with a solid reputation, usually in low-growth sectors like consumer staples, telecom or utilities. There is nothing wrong with this traditional approach to dividend investing, but some innovative ETFs may offer a more convenient strategy for superior long-term returns. The case for small-capitalization dividend-weighted ETFs.

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    WisdomTree (NASDAQ: WETF) is arguably the most innovative more »

  • A Tortoise-Like Dividend ETF That Delivers Hare-Like Returns

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, ETR, DVY

    An often over-looked investment theme is based on dividend income. Such strategies seem so boring in that they keep chugging along collecting dividends on a regular basis. There seems to be very little sex appeal to these strategies, especially when the media reports on day-to-day activities of companies such as Apple or Google. The media comments of such companies take all the stage when earnings or other high-impact news developments more »

  • Which Dividend ETF Will Lift Your Portfolio?

    By Jordan Wathen - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: DVY, SDY, VIG

    The onslaught of dividend ETFs hasn't gone unnoticed. As investors grab for yield, dividend-paying equities look more attractive than ever. 

    So which ETF is the best dividend fund? Here are the top three, each having their own advantages:

    Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF 

    The Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEMKT: VIG) is one of the best dividend funds in existence. Investors have stashed nearly $13 billion in the fund, which offers more »

  • Consider This Investment for Dividends and Diversification

    By Daniel Murray - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: CVS, DVY, HDV, KMB, MCD, DWX, SDY, DTN, DEM

    As with most other investment categories, income investors have options other than choosing individual stocks that pay dividends. There are several exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that specialize in dividend-paying stocks.

    One example is the Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (NYSEMKT: DVY). Launched in November 2003, DVY is a passively managed ETF designed to track the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index, which is an index comprised more »

  • The Best Approach to Dividend Investing

    By Andrés Cardenal - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: DVY, LMT, LO, VIG, WMT

    Dividend investing is one of the most popular investing strategies, and for good reasons: academic studies have proven that dividend stocks tend to outperform the markets in the long term, and that´s a big plus in times when investors are feeling uncertain about possible economic scenarios and the best way to manage their portfolios.

    But there are different approaches to investing in dividend stocks, and investors need to pay more »

  • These Dividend Stocks Are Better Than Bonds

    By Andrés Cardenal - December 13, 2012 | Tickers: KO, DVY, PEP, PG, VIG

    Bonds were rallying on Wednesday after the last meeting from the Federal Reserve signaled that “exceptionally low” interest rates are not going away anytime soon. Rising bond prices is the usual market reaction to this kind of dovish announcements from the Fed, but that's not where investors should be putting their money right now. For those with a long term horizon, high quality dividend stocks are a much better more »

  • Are Investors Ignoring this Key Asset Class?

    By Justin Carley - December 7, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, FCX, DVY, IWM, MMR, NTK

    There has been enormous hype this year regarding dividend stocks and with good reason.  Dividend paying stocks tend to outperform the S&P 500 by about a 1-2% over long holding periods.  With dividend yields on many blue-chips well beyond their respective bond yields, many have started to consider moving away from investment grade bonds in favor of their equity equivalents.  This is likely a prudent move for those that more »

  • Vetting the Dividend ETFs

    By Karin Hernandez - November 23, 2012 | Tickers: DVY, PEP, PG, VIG

    According to an article in Barron's on Nov. 5, the theme of Dividend Investing has engendered approximately 2 new funds (mutual funds or ETFs) on average per month since 2008, with a commensurate doubling of Assets Under Management (AUM).

    Barron’s recently screened these new funds, and discovered that many of them are not living up to their promise. Of the 53 funds that have over $100 million in more »

  • 4 High-Flying Dividends with 35+ Consecutive-Year Increases

    By Chris Marasco - October 12, 2012 | Tickers: KO, DVY, LMT, MCD, PG

    As I was in the gym lifting weights today, an older gentleman casually pulled me aside.  “Let’s say that you had some money coming due from a CD that was yielding 5%,” he told me, “what would you do with it?” 

    Read: should I put money into stocks now?

    I have answered this question many times – but today I thought through the question in the context of the market more »

  • Two Very Different Dividend ETFs

    By Andrés Cardenal - May 29, 2012 | Tickers: DVY, LMT, LO, VIG

    When investing in ETFs, investors need to do some research and go beyond the basic definition of the fund in order to understand what kind of exposure the instrument provides. Judging a book by its cover is not a good idea in financial markets, and digging below the surface is a necessity in order to correctly assess which ETF better fits the needs of a particular investor.

    Especially when analyzing more »

  • Dividend ETFs for Income and Diversification

    By Andrés Cardenal - May 21, 2012 | Tickers: XLP, DVY, XLU, VNQ, DEM

    Interest rates are at record lows as investors seek refuge from the global economic turmoil in US Treasury bonds and other low-risk assets: 10-year US bonds are yielding around 1.7%, which hardly constitutes a convenient entry price from a long-term point of view.

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    If the European crisis keeps getting worse, or if we see another round of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve, interest rates could get even lower more »

  • An Appreciation for Dividends

    By Roger Wohlner - January 8, 2012 | Tickers: CVX, KO, IBM, DVY, MCD, PG, SDY, VIG

    In the course of looking for a fund for a client that focused on the types of blue-chip companies in which he had an interest, I came across Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index. The fund is available as a mutual fund (NasdaqMutFund: VADIX) or as an ETF (NYSEMKT: VIG).

    Dividend-focused funds and ETFs generally come in two varieties. One variety is focused on stocks that allow the fund to deliver a more »

  • Passively Achieving Your Goals With Options Part3

    By Nikhil Shamapant - December 29, 2011 | Tickers: AFL, DVY, KFN, PEP, PBR, PG, SPY

    In this little series, I am trying to explain how the use of simple option selling strategies can help an investor to achieve their investment goals, whether through a passive investment strategy or an active yet conservative investment portfolio as I have created. I will make my passive portfolio demonstrations based on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF and the iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend ETF , and make recommendations of more »

  • Passively Achieving Your Goals With Options Part2

    By Nikhil Shamapant - December 28, 2011 | Tickers: AFL, DVY, KFN, PEP, PBR, PG, SPY

    So last blog I mentioned I was going to demonstrate how to use a passive strategy to achieve your investment goals. First of all, we have to get your investment goals out in the open. Since everyone has different goals for their market exposure, I will base my recommendations on goals of 5% and 10% returns. Know that to expect higher than this, you will have to take a bit more »