|Bid||42.21 x 2200|
|Ask||42.22 x 900|
|Day's Range||42.00 - 42.23|
|52 Week Range||35.85 - 44.96|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.99|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.28%|
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Furthermore, over two dozen companies have announced additional dividend increases this month, which could push the year's total to an even higher level. Investors are enjoying the dividend growth due to a surge in company profits following last year's broad corporate tax cuts. “There was a confluence of a couple of things that contributed to dividends that won’t happen again,” Jim Tierney, chief investment officer of concentrated U.S. growth at AllianceBernstein, told the WSJ.
In recent weeks, the S&P 500 has been on a rollercoaster ride, plunging dramatically in early October only to make partial recoveries heading into November. Understandably, investors may be skittish about the prospect of equities at this point in time, with some calling for the largest recession in years.
Dividend Aristocrat ETFs lead to a healthy portfolio with a greater scope of capital appreciation as opposed to simple dividend paying stocks or those with high yields.
Some passively managed dividend-focused exchange traded funds top actively managed equivalents. The WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund (DGRW) is an example of one such fund. DGRW includes companies with high long-term earnings-growth forecasts for the next three to five years and weights components based on the value of dividends they are expected to pay over the next year.
Investors should be careful when navigating the current environment and consider some ETF investment vehicles that are designed to outperform when interest rates rise. Overall, we can anticipate further strengthening in the economy, which will lead to a tighter monetary policy out of the Fed. For instance, the government recently revealed the U.S. economy expanded at a 4.1% rate, its best quarterly performance since 2014. Flanagan warned that the U.S. budget deficit has widened and the Treasury Department has been increasing supply of U.S. Treasuries - Treasury supply for the fiscal year 2018 is expected to be in the $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion range, compared to the $519 billion issued for the fiscal year 2017.
Interest rates are rising in the U.S. and some other markets, but that is not standing in the way of solid dividend growth. Data confirm as much. In fact, global dividends recently ascended to a record high.
A version of this article was published in the March 2018 issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor. In this article, I'll zero in on an often overlooked source of tax costs and examine the topic of qualified dividend income, or QDI. The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 made dividend payments more attractive because it introduced a lower tax rate for qualified dividend payments.
One of the primary reasons advisers and individual investors remain enthusiastic about exchange traded funds is low fees. Add to that, ETF fees are consistently declining, making it harder for higher-priced ...
Domestic dividend funds are still growing. Thanks in part to significant amounts of cash repatriated back to the U.S. following the recent tax cuts, S&P 500 member firms are boosting payouts. “From the start of the year through May 18, 187 companies have either increased or initiated a dividend, the second-highest number through the first five months of the year since 2011,” reports CNBC, citing S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Investors looking for quality, dividend-paying stocks under the roof of a single exchange traded fund have a solid idea to consider with the WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund (NASDAQ: DGRW). ...