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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Guggenheim S&P Global Dividend Opportunities Index ETF, PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio, PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio and AdvisorShares Athena High Dividend E

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Chicago, IL – December 14, 2016 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Guggenheim S&P Global Dividend Opportunities Index ETF (NYSEARCA:LVL-Free Report),PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio (NASDAQ:PID-Free Report), PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio (NASDAQ:PEY-Free Report) and AdvisorShares Athena High Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:DIVI-Free Report ).

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Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

4 High-Dividend ETFs Under $20

U.S. markets have been on cloud nine since Trump’s win on hopes of fiscal reflation. Investors cheerfully participated in the Trump rally leading the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 to offer meaty returns. The rally also took the star performers like small caps to the next level. Overall, be it the S&P 500, the Dow or the Russell 2000 all tasted triumph in the last one month having hit all-time highs (read: Behind the Incredible 5-Year Run of Small Cap ETFs ).

But in this northbound journey, stock valuation got elevated with SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (DIA) adding about 5.4% in the last one month (as of December 12, 2016), SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) advancing over 4.5% and iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) tacking on about 7.5% gains.

As investors poured more and more money to make the most of the rally, they may have run out of cash. They may want to take part in the stock market party in the coming days and must be on lookout for some ETFs that are still trading below $20 but have reasons to outperform ahead.

We thus have zeroed in on some global high dividend ETFs that stayed strong in the last one month (as of December 12, 2016). We are specifically pointing out high-dividend funds as Treasury bond yields are on an uptrend lately on the Fed’s rate hike expectations this month as well as an increased inflationary outlook.

As of December 12, 2016, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was 2.49%. So, investors must be in search of dividend ETFs that offer benchmark-beating yields. After all, high-dividend ETFs provide investors avenues to make up for capital losses, if that happens at all.

In a nutshell, a high dividend feature clubbed with cheaper prices could be an intriguing investing strategy at the current level. After all, with low-priced stocks, retail buyers would need less cash to join the market.

Also, stocks below $20 see huge profits as share price increase of a dollar adds to 5% in one’s portfolio. Also, stocks priced at $100 or above see 1% or less gain if their share prices rise by $1.

Thus, we highlight four high yield dividend ETFs under $20 that investors can keep a watch on in the days to come (see: all the World ETFs here).

Guggenheim S&P Global Dividend Opportunities Index ETF (NYSEARCA:LVL-Free Report) – $10.31 (as of December 12)

This ETF follows the S&P Global Dividend Opportunities Index which focuses on high yielding securities worldwide. As many as 105 securities are chosen from around the world for inclusion, with heavy exposure going toward the energy (25.31%), utilities (15.84%), financials (14.99%) and telecom (10.7%) securities. American and Australian stocks account for about 43.87% of total assets. The fund yields about 4.90% annually (read: Earn 5% Plus Yield with These Global ETFs).

PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( NASDAQ:PID-Free Report ) – $14.81

This international fund gives exposure to stocks with successive years of dividend growth. Canada (29.2%) and U.K. (22.5%) are top countries of the fund. Energy (24.59%), Financials (19.77%) and Materials (14.16%) take the top three spots in the fund. It yields 3.89% annually (read: 5 Undervalued ETFs for Dividend Lovers).

PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( NASDAQ:PEY-Free Report ) – $17.14

This ETF tracks the NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers 50 Index, focusing on 50 stocks for exposure. Securities are selected for this fund based on their dividend yield, and their consistency in growing dividends. The fund yields about 3.00% annually (read: ETF Picks for a Retirement Portfolio).

AdvisorShares Athena High Dividend ETF ( NYSEARCA:DIVI-Free Report ) – $18.42

This actively managed ETF offers dividend yield of about 3.36%. The fund is heavy on North America (73%) followed by emerging Asia (6%) and developing Asia (3%). The fund yields about 3.20% annually.

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