Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF
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 »
No one, and I mean no one, has the ability to consume Wall Street quite like Ben Bernanke. After an upbeat U.S. jobs report, interest in the bearded Fed Chairman has reached a fever pitch.
Are you one of the many investors looking for safe yield in this low rate environment?
Over the last few years, we have seen central banks loosen their policies greatly. As a result, interest rates have been cut to record low levels in the hopes of spurring economic growth. We have seen radical programs such as quantitative easing become the norm. Investopedia defines quantitative easing as:
A government monetary policy more »
The bond market is the largest financial market on earth. Believe it or not bonds are bought more often than stocks--several times over. For years investors have flocked to the bond market for safety, but that safety net is starting to look more like a safety trap.
Because of the Federal Reserve’s bond buying policy (quantitative easing) yields have been destroyed, offering little return. And since bond yields move more »
With so many year-end “specials” and the Fed playing the “Grinch” that stole bond yields, dividend paying stocks are definitely the holiday gift investors can’t get enough of. But what’s stopping the gift you’re getting from turning into a high yielding lump of coal?
It’s time to change the way we view dividend stocks -- while it’s certainly nice to get some quarterly cash, dividend stocks more »
Bond yields remain weak, and the potential price action when yields do recover could prove volatile, so a lot of income seeking investors have been turning to stock dividends. Of course, picking a stock is nothing like picking a bond, so lots of exchange traded fund providers have entered the dividend space to "help"...