|Bid||31.54 x 900|
|Ask||31.76 x 1100|
|Day's Range||31.69 - 31.75|
|52 Week Range||26.69 - 31.76|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.72|
|YTD Daily Total Return||3.09%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.84|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.54%|
As global markets struggle with the rapidly-spreading coronavirus, dividend growth ETFs can help maintain steady income flows for investors.
After a stellar year, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) continued to strengthen in 2020 and is already up 3.1% so far, breaking out with six new all-time highs in the first 12 trading days. Despite the strong gains, many investors still remain bullish on the equity market outlook. According to the survey, 76% of wealthy investors place a high grade on the U.S. economy, and there has been a 16% jump among investors whom expect the market to rise by as much as 5% this quarter.
Dividend yields recently surpassed those of benchmark Treasury notes for the first time since 2016, potentially providing further support for equity markets and dividend-paying stock exchange traded funds in this prolonged low-rate environment. According to Bank of America data, dividend yields for the S&P 500 index at 1.89% surpassed the yield of 10-year Treasuries at 1.5% for the first time in three years, CNBC reports. “Stocks are a ‘no brainer’ vs. bonds,” Bank of America analyst Savita Subramanian said in a note.
Sino-US trade spat uncertainty, Brexit woes and the deepening Middle East tensions are stoking geopolitical risks. To combat this unrest, we suggest some dividend growth ETFs.
Zeroing in on the 'dividend aristocrats' or the 'dividend growers' could be the most beneficial way to ride out the current market volatility resulting from political and geopolitical worries.
With rates depressed and attractive yields hard to come by in the fixed-income market, investors may want to consider dividend-paying stocks and related ETFs. Goldman Sachs argued that dividend payers ...
Investors who are concerned that the trade negotiations can breakdown into a full out trade war should look to dividend growers and related ETFs. “We are thinking about some of the drivers of profit growth going forward, and we are looking at some of the communication services stocks,” Avid Kostin, Goldman Sachs chief U.S. equity strategist, told CNBC. Goldman also screens for stocks with big dividends and low labor costs in portfolios for its own clients.