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U.S. equity markets are facing widespread volatility, thanks to trade negotiations and recent geopolitical risks owing to the U.S. strike on Syrian chemical facilities.Source: Fabian Blank via Unsplash
Check out the holdings of the biggest dividend exchange-traded funds the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation (VIG), iShares Select Dividend (DVY), and SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) and investors will find one big thing missing -- technology stocks. The Vanguard ETF has just 13% of assets in tech, the iShares ETF has about 6%, and SPDR, less than 2%. Obviously, technology companies aren't known for paying dividends, but perhaps it's time they did.
Ahead of the World Health Day, let us look into the ingredients that can nourish your ETF portfolio from market volatility that is so rampant now.
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The Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: VIG) is the largest dividend exchange traded fund trading in the U.S. In addition to its low fee, one of the lowest among U.S. dividend ETFs, investors ...
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The Consumer segment is 3M’s (MMM) lowest revenue contributor with a revenue share of 14.7% in 4Q17 compared to 14.9% in 4Q16, a decline of 0.20 percentage points on a year-over-year basis. 3M’s Consumer segment reported operating income of $269.0 million in 4Q17 compared to $229.0 million in 4Q16, an increase of 17.5% year-over-year. The segment reported an operating profit margin of 22.9%, an increase of 200 basis points on a year-over-year basis.
The comparable operational sales growth reported by Abbott’s Nutrition segment in 4Q17 came in at ~2%. International sales performance has seen an improvement in 4Q17. With the new food safety regulations in effect from January 1, 2018, Abbott appears to be prepared for the transition and expects to see a minimal impact of these changes on its performance.
The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates three times last year and more rate increases are expected this year. Still, 10-year Treasuries yield less than 2.7%, underscoring a nearly four-decade downtrend in U.S. borrowing costs. For its part, the S&P 500 yields an anemic 1.8%.