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I’m not sure about you, but I’m getting seasick once again. After what seems like years of calm seas, the markets are back to their high-volatility days. In about two weeks, we’ve already seen some of biggest intra-day swings on ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) since really the crisis and the start of the recession. For investors, the heightened volatility certainly makes for a stressful night’s sleep — especially if you’re in or near retirement.
Morningstar touted the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF and Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF, calling them the cheapest funds out there.
Markets outside the United States, both developed and emerging, offer income investors compelling opportunities to find dividend growth and higher yields than equivalent U.S. stocks. Exchange-traded funds ...
Ex-U.S. developed market dividend payers often feature larger yields than their U.S. counterparts, an assertion proven by comparing large- and mega-cap dividend stocks from familiar dividend sectors such ...
Investing for retirement usually means investing for the long term. While long-term investing should include individual stocks, low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and index funds should also be part of the equation.
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%.
When it comes to buying stocks that pay dividends, many people will just look at the current list of dividend aristocrats. Buying each of these companies might take a few years because most investors do not start out with huge sums of money to immediately buy what they want. ETFs provide a strong level of diversification like mutual funds while also providing the ability to trade in real time like individual stocks.
Call it the tyranny of choice, but investors looking for income via dividend exchange-traded funds have almost too many options to choose from these days. A simple screen returns nearly 200 dividend-focused ETFs.
Dividend stocks will continue to gain popularity in 2018, as many investors struggle to find consistent sources of income. After all, despite talk of rising interest rates the 10-year T-Note yields about 2.3% right now and CDs at your local bank rarely crack the 1.3% mark.
Vanguard is the second-largest U.S. issuer of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in terms of assets. In terms of roster size, Vanguard is actually somewhat small when measured against its comparable rivals, but the fund giant does have some compelling options for income investors.