|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 2900|
|Day's Range||33.71 - 34.57|
|52 Week Range||32.65 - 37.56|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.90|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.38%|
Although the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates three times this year with market observers widely expecting a fourth rate hike in December, domestic dividend growth remains impressive.
Mid-cap stocks are often seen as the overlooked segment of the equity market. With that, the group's dividend capabilities are also overlooked by some investors. The WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Fund (DON) is one of the exchange traded funds that can change investors' views of dividends and mid-caps for the better.
With the Federal Reserve continuing its course of raising interest rates, some investors may think income stocks and the related exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are vulnerable or destined to produce lagging returns. On the back of recent strength, the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG), the largest U.S. dividend ETF by assets, is up 11.3% year-to-date, just ahead of the 10.8% returned by the S&P 500. When it comes to income stocks, data suggest there is more good news than bad on the dividend growth front.
Mid-cap stocks and the related ETFs often go overlooked compared to large- and small-caps. The WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Fund (DON) is one of the more venerable names among mid-cap dividend ETFs. DON's “approach balances firm size (larger companies tend to make higher aggregate dividend payments) against yield.
WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend ETF DON employs a fundamental weighting approach and is a strong candidate for exposure to dividend-paying U.S. mid-cap stocks. This fund weights its holdings by their expected dividend payment, which effectively diversifies risk, and rebalances into stocks as they become cheaper relative to their dividends. Many dividend-oriented funds land in the mid-value Morningstar Category because they weight large-cap stocks by dividend yield or equally, which knocks down their portfolio's weighted average market cap.
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