|Bid||93.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 3200|
|Day's Range||97.25 - 97.97|
|52 Week Range||84.62 - 102.54|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||16.07|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.80|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.39%|
It seems like forever ago, but the average 12-month certificate of deposit (CD) used to yield well more than 5%.In fact, prior to the tech wreck of 2000 - and the start of two decades of experimental monetary policy by the Federal Reserve - 5% would have been considered low. It wasn't usual to see CD yields over 10% in the 1980s. Those were the days!It's unlikely that we'll ever see 10% CD rates again in our lifetimes. Even 5% would seem like a stretch in a world in which the average 12-month CD still yields less than 1% after more than three years of Fed rate hikes.It's important to remember, though, that the high yields of the past came at a time of much higher inflation. At today's lower inflation rates, even a 3% yield allows you to stay well ahead of inflation. You're not getting rich quick at that yield, but it's respectable. And importantly, it can be done safely.Today, we're going to look at five safe ways to pocket a yield of at least 3%. While you might want to push for a higher return on your long-term investment portfolio, you can consider these as options for your cash savings that you might need in the next one to five years. SEE ALSO: 33 Ways to Get Higher Yields (Up to 12%!)
Looking for a steady income stream to provide stability in your portfolio? Here are five of the best dividend ETFs to invest in this year, ranked by assets.
Ford Stock Posted Best Q1 Performance since 2012Ford stock In the last few months, Ford (F), the second-largest US automaker, stock has traded on a mixed note. In February and March, the stock fell 0.3% and rose 0.1%, respectively, after gaining 15%
The recent passing of Vanguard founder John Bogle was a great loss for the investment world. Bogle was responsible for introducing index investing to the fund industry, and in the process, he helped millions of Americans reduce their costs and reach their retirement goals sooner.Bogle launched the first index fund in 1976 and lived to see his creations grow to a $4.6 trillion industry as of 2018. Capital continues to pour into indexed products, and Moody's predicts they will grow to represent 50% of the total investment market within five years. This popularity has grown because of index funds' numerous benefits, which include ... * Lower costs. Index funds don't need to employ teams of research analysts or portfolio managers trying to beat the market by constantly trading stocks. As a result, costs are significantly lower than actively managed funds. * Diversification. Index funds often seek to track a broad benchmark and frequently own hundreds if not thousands of different stocks, whereas the typical actively managed fund holds fewer than 100 stocks. The breadth of holdings helps reduce market risk. * Greater transparency. Index funds have a straightforward objective: match the performance of a market benchmark. These products don't suffer "style drift," which occurs when fund managers goose returns by investing in stocks that don't meet the fund's guidelines. * Superior performance. An annual fund-performance report from S&P; Dow Jones Indices showed that in 2018, the majority of actively managed large-cap mutual funds trailed the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index - for the ninth consecutive year.Here are 11 of the best index funds to buy for a variety of financial goals. This list consists mostly of ETFs but includes a few mutual fund options (including mutual fund versions of ETFs). SEE ALSO: The 19 Best ETFs for a Prosperous 2019
Money flow into the market’s largest ETFs have recently mirrored the relative price performance between large caps and small caps, which indicates that investors are still cautious.
Why Ford Stock Surged 15% in JanuaryFord stockFord Motor Company (F) has been one of the worst-performing auto stocks for the last four consecutive years. Between 2015 and 2018, the stock lost nearly 15% of its market value.Nonetheless, 2019 has
Weighed down by trade tensions, global growth worries and U.S. government shutdown? Play these dividend growth ETFs and stocks.
Nearby resistance on the charts of key dividend-related assets suggests that prices could be headed lower over the months to come.
Is Barrick Worth a Look after Its Merger with Randgold? (Continued from Prior Part) ## Focus on superior assets The new Barrick (GOLD) is mainly focused on assets with superior costs, long mine lives, and high grades. The company already has five out of the top ten Tier 1 gold assets (GLD) in Cortez, Loulo-Gounkoto, Pueblo Viejo, Kibali, and Goldstrike, which have total cash costs of $426, $578, $623, $649, and $697 per ounce, respectively. Barrick is planning to sell noncore assets to further improve its cost and grade profile. In addition to the five Tier 1 assets, the company has two other potential Tier 1 assets: Fourmile/Goldrush and Turquoise Ridge. The company is also in the process of identifying noncore assets to be disposed of, which should allow its management to focus on mines and projects that are delivering the most value to the company and its shareholders. Shareholder returns will likely be driven by returns on invested capital, internal rates of return, and free cash flow per share growth. ## Increased returns The management of Barrick and Randgold, which previously significantly increased their dividends in anticipation of growth, have said that they’ll increase dividends (DVY) in connection with the merger. While Randgold increased its dividend for 2018 from $2.00 to $2.69 per share, Barrick increased its dividend for the fourth quarter to $0.07 per share instead of the originally planned $0.05. Barrick declared an even higher quarterly dividend of $0.093 per share on December 17, which will be paid on January 14. Barrick has attributed the increased dividends to its strong current fundamentals and the strong fundamentals it expects after the completion of the merger, which will mean more cash flow generation, cost savings, and potential asset sale proceeds along with lower interest costs. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Is Barrick Worth a Look after Its Merger with Randgold? * Part 2 - Will the GOLD Merger Expedite the Tanzania Dispute’s Resolution? * Part 3 - Barrick Could Emerge Leaner and Stronger after an Asset Review
Ryan McQueeney puts two ETFs with solid dividend yields---iShares Global 100 (IOO) and iShares Select Dividend (DVY)---in the spotlight as stocks continued to rapidly whipsaw in Thursday morning trading hours.
As a result, investors looking for total returns will likely shift their focus toward dividend income, although there are risks. All told, there are roughly 40 high-dividend-yield ETFs currently available to investors. Thus, investors looking for dividend income in the ETF space have no shortage of options.
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.
If you're looking for dividend stocks, these ETFs have them, but they go about their stock selection process very differently.
Traditional income products like CDs, money market funds and even bonds are still paying pitiful amounts of interest to savers. The explosion in ETFs has produced plenty of income and dividend focus funds. In fact, ETFdb.com tags more than 180 funds as “Dividend ETFs.” That’s a lot of different funds and ways to get your income fix.
President Donald Trump enacted a tax reform plan that allowed companies to repatriate billions of dollars in overseas revenue back home, driving increased demand for dividend stock ETF strategies that ...
WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend ETF DON employs a fundamental weighting approach and is a strong candidate for exposure to dividend-paying U.S. mid-cap stocks. This fund weights its holdings by their expected dividend payment, which effectively diversifies risk, and rebalances into stocks as they become cheaper relative to their dividends. Many dividend-oriented funds land in the mid-value Morningstar Category because they weight large-cap stocks by dividend yield or equally, which knocks down their portfolio's weighted average market cap.