|Bid||119.80 x 800|
|Ask||120.55 x 900|
|Day's Range||119.50 - 120.99|
|52 Week Range||91.68 - 121.21|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.92|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.06%|
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.
For this research, we sorted the dividend-focused funds in Morningstar's database into three different classifications—dividend growth, dividend growth and income, and dividend income—based on the characteristics of their portfolios. Dividend income funds, on average, had higher yields and payout ratios, but their dividends grew at a slower rate than the other two groups.
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.
What are the countries with the highest inflation rates in the world? Inflation is one of the indicators of a country’s economic state, representing a percentage change in the general level of prices for goods and services paid by consumers (for consumer price index) and producers (for producer price index). A higher inflation rate means lower […]
During volatile conditions, many opt to shift to cash in a knee-jerk reaction to shield a portfolio from further swings. However, investors should consider alternative exchange traded fund strategies as ...
The latest move in trade war led to higher demand for safe-haven avenues or lower risk securities. We have highlighted five such zones and their popular ETFs where investors could stash their money in an escalating trade war.
Vanguard reopened its Dividend Growth fund in early August, three years after closing it to new investors. But it’s not the fund giant’s only income-focused option.
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 ...
Boston, MA, based Investment company Mercer Investment Management, Inc. (Current Portfolio) buys Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF, sells iShares North American Natural Resources ETF during the 3-months ended 2019Q2, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Mercer Investment Management, Inc.. Continue reading...
As bond yields pulled back, income-minded investors can look to dividend exchange traded funds to generate some extra cash. For example, among the largest dividend-related ETFs on the market, the Vanguard ...
As rates decline, dividend-themed ETFs have begun to outperform, attracting income-minded investors with their relatively more attractive payouts. Among the best performing dividend-related ETFs of this ...
As the broad stock market and many other corners felt the pain of the proposed tariff, it triggered a flight to safety. Given this, investors should stash their cash in some safe investing zones.
Plenty of dividend investors know about the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSE: VIG), the largest domestic dividend exchange traded fund by assets. VIGI, which is more than three years old, follows the NASDAQ International Dividend Achievers Select Index. VIGI “applies additional filters to eliminate stocks that may not be able to sustain their dividend growth,” said Morningstar in a recent note.
A version of this article appeared in the June 2019 issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor. Exchange-traded products belonging to Morningstar's “dividend” strategic-beta group form one of the largest contingents within this universe as measured by assets under management. This should come as little surprise in the context of the prevailing interest-rate regime and the secular upward trend in demand for sources of investment income, as the first waves of baby boomers have entered retirement.
When it comes to building a portfolio, Vanguard ETFs and funds are often the top draws for investors. And there's a good reason for that. The firm and investment pioneer John Bogle created the idea of the index fund back in the 1970s. Moreover, the asset manager's philosophy stems from low-cost investing. So, naturally, Vanguard ETFs are some of the least expensive funds to own. When putting all the pieces together, it becomes really easy to see why Vanguard ETFs have attracted billions of dollars' worth of assets from investors both big and small.The question is which Vanguard funds make sense for you?The firm has a line-up of 80 different ETFs and the bulk of those offerings can be a bit heavy. For example, the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca:VOO) holds more than $106 billion in assets, while the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca:VWO) holds roughly $62 billion. As a result, just a few Vanguard ETFs get most of the press. That's a shame as the firm's low-cost and index-hugging mantra extends to the rest of its ETF line-up as well.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * The 10 Biggest Announcements From Apple WWDC 2019 With that, here are three wonderful, but commonly overlooked Vanguard ETFs that should be right at home in your portfolio. Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF)Source: Shutterstock Over the long haul, small- and mid-cap stocks have long outperformed their bigger counterparts. However, most investors still remain woefully underweight smaller stocks and finding successful individual winners here can be incredibly difficult. This is where Vanguard ETFs can come to the rescue.The Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) allows investors to tap into both small- and mid-cap stocks at the same time with one ticker. VXF tracks the S&P Completion Index. As the name implies, the fund owns everything that isn't in the large-cap focused S&P 500. And we're talking literally everything. VXF currently holds more than 3,260 different small- and mid-cap stocks. When you combine the fund with large-cap holdings, you basically have the U.S. stock market covered. The best part is, by using this ETF, the volatility and single-company risks are minimized to almost zero. With it, investors can instantly overweight the economies real growth engines.It turns out this is a powerful thing to do.When it comes to Vanguard ETFs, VXF has been a top performer. Over the last ten years, the fund has averaged a 16.61% annual total return. That's not too shabby by any means. And as a Vanguard fund, VXF is pretty cheap to own. Expenses for the ETF clock in at just 0.07%- or just $7 per $10,000 invested.In the end, VXF does everything a Vanguard ETF should do. That's broad indexing a rock-bottom price. Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF (VMBS)Source: Grab Media When it comes to bonds, Treasury securities are often the first stop for investors and there are plenty of Vanguard ETFs looking at these. However, there is a way to get a slightly higher yield and still keep that government guarantee. We're talking about mortgage-back securities or MBS bonds.Mortgage-backed securities are bonds secured by home and other real estate loans. There are all different flavors of these, but the vast bulk of them are residential-focused and issued by federal government agencies like Ginnie Mae (GNMA) or government sponsored-enterprises Fannie Mae (FNMA), or Freddie Mac (FHLMC). Moreover, MBS bonds typically pay slightly more than comparable Treasury bonds thanks to the higher risk that you or I could default on our mortgages or pay them back earlier. However, GNMA bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, while the recession taught us that the government will bail out Freddie and Fannie when the water's get rough.With that, the Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF (NYSEARCA:VMBS) could be a good bet for investors looking for a bit more. VMBS tracks Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Mortgage-Backed Securities Float Adjusted Index -- which only focuses on U.S. agency mortgage bonds. None of the funny stuff. As a result, the ETF has been pretty steadfast since inception and yields a healthy 3.02%. * The 10 Best Stocks for 2019 -- So Far By using the Vanguard ETF, investors can get access to an esoteric asset class for a cheap 0.07% in expenses. Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIGI)Source: Shutterstock With $34 billion in assets, the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG) is a star player among Vanguard ETFs. VIG follows those stocks that have long histories of increasing their dividends every year. This strategy provides a way for investors to grow their income potential and provides with great long-term returns.But it's not U.S. stocks that benefit from growing dividends, international ones also win here.Which is why the smaller and often ignored Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIGI) can be a great compliment to the more popular VIG.VIGI also tracks a basket of large-cap stocks that have increased their dividends consistently over the last seven years. This time, the ETF combs both non-U.S. developed and emerging markets to find its dividend champions -- currently at a 75%/25% spilt between developed and emerging market stocks. The top 400 stocks are included in the index.This provides a way for investors to not only score some much-needed international exposure but also income growth as well. Currently, VIGI yields about 1.89%. However, that yield could be worth even more over the long haul. As foreign currencies fluctuate against the U.S. dollar, a drop in the dollar would boost the Vanguard ETFs underlying yield, as weaker local currencies convert into the stronger dollar.All in all, VIGI should belong in your portfolio just as much as VIG. Expenses run a cheap 0.25%.Disclosure: At the time of writing, Aaron Levitt did not hold a position in any of the ETFs mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 6 Retailers Including Disney Agree to Ditch On-Call Scheduling * The 10 Best Stocks for 2019 -- So Far * 7 Small-Cap ETFs to Buy Now Compare Brokers The post 3 Wonderful, But Ignored Vanguard ETFs appeared first on InvestorPlace.