|Bid||0.00 x 1800|
|Ask||0.00 x 2200|
|Day's Range||88.48 - 89.24|
|52 Week Range||79.78 - 90.93|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.08%|
The universe of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is awash in low-fee products and that space is growing as issuers use discounted fees to lure investors.
These index funds can give you exposure to specific sectors like video games, foreign listed companies, and high yield dividend stocks.
If you're looking for dividend stocks, these ETFs have them, but they go about their stock selection process very differently.
Having an income stream the IRS can’t touch may sound like pie in the sky, but it’s a reality if you hold municipal bonds. If you’re in the highest tax bracket (37%) and you get a 6%-yielding municipal bond fund, that income is the exact same as a 9.5% dividend from stocks. There’s just one problem — iShares National Muni Bond ETF yields a paltry 2.4%.
Inflation affects all of the world’s economies. Every government in the world operates on fiat currency. This currency retains value based on the confidence the public holds in such money. Every fiat currency sees some inflation. Developed world currencies such as the United States dollar see only a small amount. Other currencies, such as the Venezuelan bolivar, can lose significant amounts of value by the minute. Still, by understanding its effects, the stock market can serve as an ally both in mitigating its costs and building wealth during inflationary times.
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.
Businessman, author and TV personality Kevin O'Leary is no stranger to ETFs with his O'Shares ETF Investments that incorporate his investment philosophies. In a video with snippets compiled by YouTuber Evan Carmichael, O'Leary outlined 10 rules for success that can be applied to picking ETFs. 1.
Of the ten US sectors, the telecommunications services sector has the highest dividend yield of 4.9%. Both the industries under the sector have beaten the broad-based index dividend yields.
Retirees are often on the hunt for income, and foreign stocks and bonds tantalize by offering yields that are often higher than comparable payouts available on the home front. Foreign bonds from developed markets yield less than U.S. bonds today, but emerging-markets bonds, especially those denominated in local currencies, offer positively robust yields of 5% or 6%. When foreign currencies gain in value relative to the dollar, investors who own foreign-currency-denominated stocks and bonds win.
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
At a time when U.S. interest rates are rising, income investors may want to consider ex-US dividend stocks and the related exchange traded funds. One idea on that front is the Vanguard International High ...