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iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF

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The investment seeks to track the investment results of the Morningstar® US Dividend Growth IndexSM. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the underlying index. The underlying index is a subset of the Morningstar® US Market IndexSM, which is a diversified broad market index that represents approximately 97% of the market capitalization of publicly-traded U.S. stocks.

Market Cap: 3.02 Billion

Primary Exchange: NYSE Arca

Website: http://www.ishares.com

Shares Outstanding: 82.2 Million

Float: 82.2 Million

Dividend: 0.70547 (1.92%)

Beta: 0.0

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Short Interest (): 0

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Longest drawdown: 291 trading days

From: 2015-03-02 To: 2016-04-26

Lowest Point:

The Galley Ship Strategy: Defensive, Market-Beating, And Income-Generating

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 22:27:19:000

Ten percent annual returns per year. That's what the stock market has averaged since 1926 . Accounting for inflation, average returns look more like 7% per year. But there are a few deeply deceptive aspects of this statistic. First, it conjures an image in the mind of a chart in which t… read more...

The Galley Ship Strategy: Defensive, Market-Beating, And Income-Generating

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 22:27:19:000

Ten percent annual returns per year. That's what the stock market has averaged since 1926 . Accounting for inflation, average returns look more like 7% per year. But there are a few deeply deceptive aspects of this statistic. First, it conjures an image in the mind of a chart in which t… read more...

The Galley Ship Strategy: Defensive, Market-Beating, And Income-Generating

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 22:27:19:000

Ten percent annual returns per year. That's what the stock market has averaged since 1926 . Accounting for inflation, average returns look more like 7% per year. But there are a few deeply deceptive aspects of this statistic. First, it conjures an image in the mind of a chart in which t… read more...

QUAL: Quality Score Ignores Key Sub-Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-27 02:24:53:000

Index funds should have a place in most retail investors portfolios. If anything, to protect against underperformance compared to market. Also, index funds can help investors get a sense of security in their equity holdings, allowing them to take more risk in their indi… read more...

QUAL: Quality Score Ignores Key Sub-Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-27 02:24:53:000

Index funds should have a place in most retail investors portfolios. If anything, to protect against underperformance compared to market. Also, index funds can help investors get a sense of security in their equity holdings, allowing them to take more risk in their indi… read more...

QUAL: Quality Score Ignores Key Sub-Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-27 02:24:53:000

Index funds should have a place in most retail investors portfolios. If anything, to protect against underperformance compared to market. Also, index funds can help investors get a sense of security in their equity holdings, allowing them to take more risk in their indi… read more...

What The Bond Market And Real Estate Market Are Telling Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 11:38:39:000

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What The Bond Market And Real Estate Market Are Telling Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 11:38:39:000

Trade wars. Tariffs. Trump. One might think that the "Ts" are solely responsible for financial market volatility. In truth, a wider variety of cross currents are at work. Some have been bubbling up for a number of years. Consider the debt profiles of investment grade corporations. Cash on … read more...

What The Bond Market And Real Estate Market Are Telling Investors

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SPHD: A Top 2019 ETF For Dividend Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-12 04:19:14:000

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SPHD: A Top 2019 ETF For Dividend Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-12 04:19:14:000

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SPHD: A Top 2019 ETF For Dividend Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-12 04:19:14:000

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SPHD: A Top 2019 ETF For Dividend Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-12 04:19:14:000

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SPHD: A Top 2019 ETF For Dividend Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-12 04:19:14:000

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DGRO: The Best 2019 ETF For Dividend Growth Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 10:55:24:000

Over the almost 4 years that I have been writing for Seeking Alpha, I have come to appreciate the viewpoint and perspective of dividend growth investors. As you have likely gathered from the title, I will focus on the concept that, for at least some investors, ETFs offer a nice option with w… read more...

DGRO: The Best 2019 ETF For Dividend Growth Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 10:55:24:000

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DGRO: The Best 2019 ETF For Dividend Growth Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 10:55:24:000

Over the almost 4 years that I have been writing for Seeking Alpha, I have come to appreciate the viewpoint and perspective of dividend growth investors. As you have likely gathered from the title, I will focus on the concept that, for at least some investors, ETFs offer a nice option with w… read more...

The R.I.P. Portfolio's Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 05:16:55:000

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The R.I.P. Portfolio's Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 05:16:55:000

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The R.I.P. Portfolio's Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 05:16:55:000

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How To Beat The Market In The Late Stages Of The Cycle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 08:14:35:000

Is it possible to achieve a 20%+ total annual return in the late stages of a market cycle? Yes, it is - with sector rotation. All it takes is gradually taking profits on the more cyclical names in one's portfolio when they're running hot and shifting into high quality defensive names when th… read more...

How To Beat The Market In The Late Stages Of The Cycle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 08:14:35:000

Is it possible to achieve a 20%+ total annual return in the late stages of a market cycle? Yes, it is - with sector rotation. All it takes is gradually taking profits on the more cyclical names in one's portfolio when they're running hot and shifting into high quality defensive names when th… read more...

DGRO Remains A Buy In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 14:24:33:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to evaluate the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF ( DGRO ) as an investment option at its current market price. Since the start of the new year, the market has seen a tremendous move higher, and DGRO has gone up along with it. Despite this positive m… read more...

DGRO Remains A Buy In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 14:24:33:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to evaluate the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF ( DGRO ) as an investment option at its current market price. Since the start of the new year, the market has seen a tremendous move higher, and DGRO has gone up along with it. Despite this positive m… read more...

DGRO Remains A Buy In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 14:24:33:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to evaluate the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF ( DGRO ) as an investment option at its current market price. Since the start of the new year, the market has seen a tremendous move higher, and DGRO has gone up along with it. Despite this positive m… read more...

Will The 'Fed Put' Work On The Next Go-Around?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 11:22:28:000

The Federal Reserve's "180-degree turn" has worked swimmingly for borrowers and risk-takers alike. The 10-year yield has dropped from 3.24% to 2.62%. That may encourage households and businesses to lever up with more debt. Meanwhile, stocks are surging upward, reaching for the record heights e… read more...

Will The 'Fed Put' Work On The Next Go-Around?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 11:22:28:000

The Federal Reserve's "180-degree turn" has worked swimmingly for borrowers and risk-takers alike. The 10-year yield has dropped from 3.24% to 2.62%. That may encourage households and businesses to lever up with more debt. Meanwhile, stocks are surging upward, reaching for the record heights e… read more...

Will The 'Fed Put' Work On The Next Go-Around?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 11:22:28:000

The Federal Reserve's "180-degree turn" has worked swimmingly for borrowers and risk-takers alike. The 10-year yield has dropped from 3.24% to 2.62%. That may encourage households and businesses to lever up with more debt. Meanwhile, stocks are surging upward, reaching for the record heights e… read more...

Do Dividend-Paying Stocks Make Better Investments?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 14:11:21:000

Investors mistakenly believe that dividend-paying stocks make better investments. A company paying dividends is thought to have a more concrete valuation and the dividends are beloved by retirees who can visually see the dividends supporting their withdrawals. In other words, dividends are lov… read more...

Do Dividend-Paying Stocks Make Better Investments?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 14:11:21:000

Investors mistakenly believe that dividend-paying stocks make better investments. A company paying dividends is thought to have a more concrete valuation and the dividends are beloved by retirees who can visually see the dividends supporting their withdrawals. In other words, dividends are lov… read more...

Do Dividend-Paying Stocks Make Better Investments?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 14:11:21:000

Investors mistakenly believe that dividend-paying stocks make better investments. A company paying dividends is thought to have a more concrete valuation and the dividends are beloved by retirees who can visually see the dividends supporting their withdrawals. In other words, dividends are lov… read more...

Do Dividend-Paying Stocks Make Better Investments?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 14:11:21:000

Investors mistakenly believe that dividend-paying stocks make better investments. A company paying dividends is thought to have a more concrete valuation and the dividends are beloved by retirees who can visually see the dividends supporting their withdrawals. In other words, dividends are lov… read more...

Do Dividend-Paying Stocks Make Better Investments?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 14:11:21:000

Investors mistakenly believe that dividend-paying stocks make better investments. A company paying dividends is thought to have a more concrete valuation and the dividends are beloved by retirees who can visually see the dividends supporting their withdrawals. In other words, dividends are lov… read more...

The R.I.P. Portfolio's Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 09:59:16:000

The Retire In Peace portfolio , or R.I.P. portfolio , was first introduced to the Seeking Alpha ("SA") community in December 2015 and I have published quarterly articles that captured the activity and performance of the portfolio since that point in time. The companies that I write about o… read more...

The R.I.P. Portfolio's Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 09:59:16:000

The Retire In Peace portfolio , or R.I.P. portfolio , was first introduced to the Seeking Alpha ("SA") community in December 2015 and I have published quarterly articles that captured the activity and performance of the portfolio since that point in time. The companies that I write about o… read more...

The R.I.P. Portfolio's Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 09:59:16:000

The Retire In Peace portfolio , or R.I.P. portfolio , was first introduced to the Seeking Alpha ("SA") community in December 2015 and I have published quarterly articles that captured the activity and performance of the portfolio since that point in time. The companies that I write about o… read more...

DGRO: Better Returns, Lower Volatility Than S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:34:23:000

Passive investing is still one of the best strategies for long term wealth accumulation, even with the return of volatility to the overall market. Active investing tends to underperform , and index funds and ETFs have their places in investors portfolios. For 2019, Im planni… read more...

DGRO: Better Returns, Lower Volatility Than S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:34:23:000

Passive investing is still one of the best strategies for long term wealth accumulation, even with the return of volatility to the overall market. Active investing tends to underperform , and index funds and ETFs have their places in investors portfolios. For 2019, Im planni… read more...

DGRO: Better Returns, Lower Volatility Than S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:34:23:000

Passive investing is still one of the best strategies for long term wealth accumulation, even with the return of volatility to the overall market. Active investing tends to underperform , and index funds and ETFs have their places in investors portfolios. For 2019, Im planni… read more...

Does The Fed Want To Tank The Market?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 16:05:37:000

If Jerome Powell was hoping his mild dovishness would help boost the market, boy was he in for a fun ride. Guess at which point the news of the hike was announced? QQQ Price data by YCharts The market tanked in spite of the dialing down of rate hike expectations for next year. Sourc… read more...

Does The Fed Want To Tank The Market?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 16:05:37:000

If Jerome Powell was hoping his mild dovishness would help boost the market, boy was he in for a fun ride. Guess at which point the news of the hike was announced? QQQ Price data by YCharts The market tanked in spite of the dialing down of rate hike expectations for next year. Sourc… read more...

Does The Fed Want To Tank The Market?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 16:05:37:000

If Jerome Powell was hoping his mild dovishness would help boost the market, boy was he in for a fun ride. Guess at which point the news of the hike was announced? QQQ Price data by YCharts The market tanked in spite of the dialing down of rate hike expectations for next year. Sourc… read more...

Paws For Effect

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 09:50:00:000

Investors fret about various things. Today, up, front and center are the trade war and the yield curve. We gave our take on the resounding failure of the administration's policies on the trade front and think a complete capitulation is a matter of time. On the other hand, the yield curve i… read more...

Paws For Effect

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 09:50:00:000

Investors fret about various things. Today, up, front and center are the trade war and the yield curve. We gave our take on the resounding failure of the administration's policies on the trade front and think a complete capitulation is a matter of time. On the other hand, the yield curve i… read more...

Paws For Effect

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 09:50:00:000

Investors fret about various things. Today, up, front and center are the trade war and the yield curve. We gave our take on the resounding failure of the administration's policies on the trade front and think a complete capitulation is a matter of time. On the other hand, the yield curve i… read more...

2 Under The Radar Dividend ETF Picks For 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 12:34:02:000

After nearly two years of growth and tech stocks delivering the market's biggest returns, it's conservative dividend-paying stocks that have begun leading the way again. Since the beginning of October when the market corrected and volatility spiked, all of the biggest and best-known dividends … read more...

2 Under The Radar Dividend ETF Picks For 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 12:34:02:000

After nearly two years of growth and tech stocks delivering the market's biggest returns, it's conservative dividend-paying stocks that have begun leading the way again. Since the beginning of October when the market corrected and volatility spiked, all of the biggest and best-known dividends … read more...

2 Under The Radar Dividend ETF Picks For 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 12:34:02:000

After nearly two years of growth and tech stocks delivering the market's biggest returns, it's conservative dividend-paying stocks that have begun leading the way again. Since the beginning of October when the market corrected and volatility spiked, all of the biggest and best-known dividends … read more...

Why Trump Is Losing The Trade War And What That Means For Investing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 20:48:10:000

The S&P 500 ( SPY ) had one of its worst weeks in December in the last 70 years. SPY Price data by YCharts While the Trump-Xi dinner went as planned, the rally proved to be a big head fake and the selloff deepened, putting all indices heavily into the red. What ails the market … read more...

Why Trump Is Losing The Trade War And What That Means For Investing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 20:48:10:000

The S&P 500 ( SPY ) had one of its worst weeks in December in the last 70 years. SPY Price data by YCharts While the Trump-Xi dinner went as planned, the rally proved to be a big head fake and the selloff deepened, putting all indices heavily into the red. What ails the market … read more...

DGRO: Staying Long In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 11:03:16:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF ( DGRO ) remains an attractive investment at its current market price. While the fund has seen a flat return over the past few months, the market as a whole has struggled, and the fa… read more...

DGRO: Staying Long In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 11:03:16:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF ( DGRO ) remains an attractive investment at its current market price. While the fund has seen a flat return over the past few months, the market as a whole has struggled, and the fa… read more...

DGRO: Staying Long In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 11:03:16:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF ( DGRO ) remains an attractive investment at its current market price. While the fund has seen a flat return over the past few months, the market as a whole has struggled, and the fa… read more...

10 Top ETFs To Secure Your Retirement Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 08:32:28:000

In late 2016, I wrote an article entitled, Millennials - Make This Your New Year's Resolution For 2017 . The article was basically a "total investment package" for millennials. I recommended a specific brokerage to use, 7 specific ETFs, as well as a suggested allocation for each. Recently… read more...

10 Top ETFs To Secure Your Retirement Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 08:32:28:000

In late 2016, I wrote an article entitled, Millennials - Make This Your New Year's Resolution For 2017 . The article was basically a "total investment package" for millennials. I recommended a specific brokerage to use, 7 specific ETFs, as well as a suggested allocation for each. Recently… read more...

10 Top ETFs To Secure Your Retirement Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 08:32:28:000

In late 2016, I wrote an article entitled, Millennials - Make This Your New Year's Resolution For 2017 . The article was basically a "total investment package" for millennials. I recommended a specific brokerage to use, 7 specific ETFs, as well as a suggested allocation for each. Recently… read more...

SPHD: Lagging This Year, Likely Will Again Next Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 18:43:34:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPHD ) may not be the best investment option as we look ahead to 2019. While SPHD's high yield remains competitive, and it is growing handsomely, other … read more...

SPHD: Lagging This Year, Likely Will Again Next Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 18:43:34:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPHD ) may not be the best investment option as we look ahead to 2019. While SPHD's high yield remains competitive, and it is growing handsomely, other … read more...

SPHD: Lagging This Year, Likely Will Again Next Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 18:43:34:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPHD ) may not be the best investment option as we look ahead to 2019. While SPHD's high yield remains competitive, and it is growing handsomely, other … read more...

DVY: Offering Steady Returns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 14:54:58:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to explain why I feel the iShares Select Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA: DVY ) is an attractive investment option at its current market price. DVY has seen impressive dividend growth in all three quarters this year, which tells me this growth is likely t… read more...

DVY: Offering Steady Returns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 14:54:58:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to explain why I feel the iShares Select Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA: DVY ) is an attractive investment option at its current market price. DVY has seen impressive dividend growth in all three quarters this year, which tells me this growth is likely t… read more...

DVY: Offering Steady Returns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 14:54:58:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to explain why I feel the iShares Select Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA: DVY ) is an attractive investment option at its current market price. DVY has seen impressive dividend growth in all three quarters this year, which tells me this growth is likely t… read more...

UST Yields Vs. S&P 500 Dividend Yields

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 05:45:08:000

As interest rates have risen in the last year, we have seen a number of charts similar to the one below comparing the yield on the 3-Month US Treasury ((UST)) to the dividend yield of the S&P 500. For the vast majority of the current bull market (up until only a couple months ago) short-te… read more...

UST Yields Vs. S&P 500 Dividend Yields

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 05:45:08:000

As interest rates have risen in the last year, we have seen a number of charts similar to the one below comparing the yield on the 3-Month US Treasury ((UST)) to the dividend yield of the S&P 500. For the vast majority of the current bull market (up until only a couple months ago) short-te… read more...

UST Yields Vs. S&P 500 Dividend Yields

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 05:45:08:000

As interest rates have risen in the last year, we have seen a number of charts similar to the one below comparing the yield on the 3-Month US Treasury ((UST)) to the dividend yield of the S&P 500. For the vast majority of the current bull market (up until only a couple months ago) short-te… read more...

A Simple 3 ETF Combo For A Complete Diversified Dividend Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 20:27:43:000

If you're an investor looking to build a dividend-producing portfolio using ETFs, you'll be happy to know that you have a lot of great options to choose from. There are dozens of 5-star Morningstar-rated dividend ETFs not just from the likes of Vanguard, Schwab (SCHW) and BlackRock (BLK), but … read more...

A Simple 3 ETF Combo For A Complete Diversified Dividend Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 20:27:43:000

If you're an investor looking to build a dividend-producing portfolio using ETFs, you'll be happy to know that you have a lot of great options to choose from. There are dozens of 5-star Morningstar-rated dividend ETFs not just from the likes of Vanguard, Schwab (SCHW) and BlackRock (BLK), but … read more...

A Simple 3 ETF Combo For A Complete Diversified Dividend Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 20:27:43:000

If you're an investor looking to build a dividend-producing portfolio using ETFs, you'll be happy to know that you have a lot of great options to choose from. There are dozens of 5-star Morningstar-rated dividend ETFs not just from the likes of Vanguard, Schwab (SCHW) and BlackRock (BLK), but … read more...

A Simple 3 ETF Combo For A Complete Diversified Dividend Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 20:27:43:000

If you're an investor looking to build a dividend-producing portfolio using ETFs, you'll be happy to know that you have a lot of great options to choose from. There are dozens of 5-star Morningstar-rated dividend ETFs not just from the likes of Vanguard, Schwab (SCHW) and BlackRock (BLK), but … read more...

DTD: Are You Looking For Monthly Income?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 12:08:10:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund ( DTD ) is an attractive investment option at its current market price. I have been consolidating my dividend positions in 2018 but have recently zeroed in on DTD because of its mon… read more...

DTD: Are You Looking For Monthly Income?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 12:08:10:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund ( DTD ) is an attractive investment option at its current market price. I have been consolidating my dividend positions in 2018 but have recently zeroed in on DTD because of its mon… read more...

DTD: Are You Looking For Monthly Income?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 12:08:10:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund ( DTD ) is an attractive investment option at its current market price. I have been consolidating my dividend positions in 2018 but have recently zeroed in on DTD because of its mon… read more...

The 3 Best ETFs For Your Roth IRA

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 08:03:14:000

The Roth IRA is the ideal account type for Americans to passively invest in the stock market for long term retirement income. For a couple who are both age 30, they can contribute a combined $11,000 per year to their Roth accounts. The yearly contribution limit does increase for inflation ever… read more...

The 3 Best ETFs For Your Roth IRA

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 08:03:14:000

The Roth IRA is the ideal account type for Americans to passively invest in the stock market for long term retirement income. For a couple who are both age 30, they can contribute a combined $11,000 per year to their Roth accounts. The yearly contribution limit does increase for inflation ever… read more...

The 3 Best ETFs For Your Roth IRA

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 08:03:14:000

The Roth IRA is the ideal account type for Americans to passively invest in the stock market for long term retirement income. For a couple who are both age 30, they can contribute a combined $11,000 per year to their Roth accounts. The yearly contribution limit does increase for inflation ever… read more...

The 3 Best ETFs For Your Roth IRA

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 08:03:14:000

The Roth IRA is the ideal account type for Americans to passively invest in the stock market for long term retirement income. For a couple who are both age 30, they can contribute a combined $11,000 per year to their Roth accounts. The yearly contribution limit does increase for inflation ever… read more...

The 3 Best ETFs For Your Roth IRA

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 08:03:14:000

The Roth IRA is the ideal account type for Americans to passively invest in the stock market for long term retirement income. For a couple who are both age 30, they can contribute a combined $11,000 per year to their Roth accounts. The yearly contribution limit does increase for inflation ever… read more...

DTN: Still Not The Best Option

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 12:22:56:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the WisdomTree Dividend Top 100 Fund (NYSEARCA: DTN ) is not an attractive investment option at its current market price. I continue to remain bullish on the Financials sector, so an ETF that specifically excludes thos… read more...

DTN: Still Not The Best Option

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 12:22:56:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the WisdomTree Dividend Top 100 Fund (NYSEARCA: DTN ) is not an attractive investment option at its current market price. I continue to remain bullish on the Financials sector, so an ETF that specifically excludes thos… read more...

Dividend ETFs Are Back! A Look At 9 Outperformers And Where They Could Be Headed From Here

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 21:45:55:000

With the tech sector receiving the lion's share of attention from traders and investors over the past 12-18 months, it's easy to overlook the fact that the market is currently being led by some decidedly non-tech sectors. ^SPX data by YCharts Over the past three months, the best-pe… read more...

Dividend ETFs Are Back! A Look At 9 Outperformers And Where They Could Be Headed From Here

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 21:45:55:000

With the tech sector receiving the lion's share of attention from traders and investors over the past 12-18 months, it's easy to overlook the fact that the market is currently being led by some decidedly non-tech sectors. ^SPX data by YCharts Over the past three months, the best-pe… read more...

Global dividends soar to record high

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 05:45:38:000

Global dividends jumped 12.9% year-on-year in Q2 to $497.4B, hitting a new record, according to a report on the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index. More news on: Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF, Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF, SPDR Dividend ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs, R… read more...

Global dividends soar to record high

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 05:45:38:000

Global dividends jumped 12.9% year-on-year in Q2 to $497.4B, hitting a new record, according to a report on the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index. More news on: Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF, Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF, SPDR Dividend ETF, Dividend News, News on ETFs, R… read more...

Play The Dividend Aristocrats With NOBL - Or Can You Do Better?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 12:01:54:000

Facebook ( FB ), Alphabet/Google ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Apple ( AAPL ). These stocks, which often go by the acronym 'FAANG', as well as other tech-related stocks found in the NASDAQ index, have been the story so far in 2018. Turn on CNBC in the morning, as … read more...

Play The Dividend Aristocrats With NOBL - Or Can You Do Better?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 12:01:54:000

Facebook ( FB ), Alphabet/Google ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Apple ( AAPL ). These stocks, which often go by the acronym 'FAANG', as well as other tech-related stocks found in the NASDAQ index, have been the story so far in 2018. Turn on CNBC in the morning, as … read more...

Play The Dividend Aristocrats With NOBL - Or Can You Do Better?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 12:01:54:000

Facebook ( FB ), Alphabet/Google ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Apple ( AAPL ). These stocks, which often go by the acronym 'FAANG', as well as other tech-related stocks found in the NASDAQ index, have been the story so far in 2018. Turn on CNBC in the morning, as … read more...

Play The Dividend Aristocrats With NOBL - Or Can You Do Better?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 12:01:54:000

Facebook ( FB ), Alphabet/Google ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Apple ( AAPL ). These stocks, which often go by the acronym 'FAANG', as well as other tech-related stocks found in the NASDAQ index, have been the story so far in 2018. Turn on CNBC in the morning, as … read more...

Play The Dividend Aristocrats With NOBL - Or Can You Do Better?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 12:01:54:000

Facebook ( FB ), Alphabet/Google ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Apple ( AAPL ). These stocks, which often go by the acronym 'FAANG', as well as other tech-related stocks found in the NASDAQ index, have been the story so far in 2018. Turn on CNBC in the morning, as … read more...

DGRO: So Far, So Good

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 10:55:43:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF ( DGRO ) is an attractive investment at its current market price. Dividend payers continue to push higher in 2018, despite two Fed interest rate increases, as well as the fact that mor… read more...

DGRO: So Far, So Good

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 10:55:43:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF ( DGRO ) is an attractive investment at its current market price. Dividend payers continue to push higher in 2018, despite two Fed interest rate increases, as well as the fact that mor… read more...

DGRO: So Far, So Good

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 10:55:43:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF ( DGRO ) is an attractive investment at its current market price. Dividend payers continue to push higher in 2018, despite two Fed interest rate increases, as well as the fact that mor… read more...

VIG: I Can't Get Excited At This Price

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-12 11:36:21:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to explain why I believe the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA: VIG ) is not an attractive investment option at its current market price. Inflation and employment continues higher, leading to the near certainty that the Fed will increase … read more...

VIG: I Can't Get Excited At This Price

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-12 11:36:21:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to explain why I believe the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA: VIG ) is not an attractive investment option at its current market price. Inflation and employment continues higher, leading to the near certainty that the Fed will increase … read more...

VIG: I Can't Get Excited At This Price

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-12 11:36:21:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to explain why I believe the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA: VIG ) is not an attractive investment option at its current market price. Inflation and employment continues higher, leading to the near certainty that the Fed will increase … read more...

DTN: Correction Was Expected

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-11 13:03:19:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the WisdomTree Dividend Top 100 Fund (NYSEARCA: DTN ) is not an attractive investment option at its current market price. Specifically, DTN excludes financial stocks, and this is a sector I remain bullish on. The financia… read more...

DTN: Correction Was Expected

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-11 13:03:19:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the WisdomTree Dividend Top 100 Fund (NYSEARCA: DTN ) is not an attractive investment option at its current market price. Specifically, DTN excludes financial stocks, and this is a sector I remain bullish on. The financia… read more...

I Sold Off Multiple Funds In Favor Of This One

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-10 10:08:13:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the iShares Core Dividend Growth ( DGRO ) fund is an attractive investment at its current market price. I continue to believe equities in general will finish the year higher, but, more importantly, feel dividend strategie… read more...

I Sold Off Multiple Funds In Favor Of This One

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-10 10:08:13:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to articulate why I believe the iShares Core Dividend Growth ( DGRO ) fund is an attractive investment at its current market price. I continue to believe equities in general will finish the year higher, but, more importantly, feel dividend strategie… read more...

5 Best iShares ETFs: A Core Portfolio For Fidelity Brokerage Clients - Part 1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-21 17:01:59:000

Over time, market offerings with respect to ETFs have become more and more competitive. Historically, Vanguard has been a leading advocate of low-cost index investing and, connected with that, offered perhaps the most complete family of low-cost ETFs. However, as time has progressed, other pro… read more...

5 Best iShares ETFs: A Core Portfolio For Fidelity Brokerage Clients - Part 1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-21 17:01:59:000

Over time, market offerings with respect to ETFs have become more and more competitive. Historically, Vanguard has been a leading advocate of low-cost index investing and, connected with that, offered perhaps the most complete family of low-cost ETFs. However, as time has progressed, other pro… read more...

A Compelling And Little Known Dividend ETF

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-08 03:31:06:000

One reason that I like dividends is that it helps keep the company accountable for their use of cash and resources. It is my belief that paying out a regular sizable dividend creates a stronger sense of responsibility to the shareholder and therefore less waste of resources. In companies where… read more...

A Compelling And Little Known Dividend ETF

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-08 03:31:06:000

One reason that I like dividends is that it helps keep the company accountable for their use of cash and resources. It is my belief that paying out a regular sizable dividend creates a stronger sense of responsibility to the shareholder and therefore less waste of resources. In companies where… read more...

VIG: Is A 2% Yield Really Enough?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-06 11:10:55:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to explain why I believe the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA: VIG ) is not an attractive investment option at its current market price. With inflation ticking up and the Fed signaling more interest rate increases in 2018, investors wi… read more...

VIG: Is A 2% Yield Really Enough?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-06 11:10:55:000

Main Thesis The purpose of this article is to explain why I believe the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA: VIG ) is not an attractive investment option at its current market price. With inflation ticking up and the Fed signaling more interest rate increases in 2018, investors wi… read more...

If You Were To Buy Just One Dividend Growth ETF, Would DGRO Be It?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-23 03:01:41:000

I recently posted a lengthy article for Marketplace subscribers that tries to develop the "ultimate" dividend growth portfolio. I started with nearly two dozen different ETFs that use a dividend growth strategy in some form and narrowed it down to develop a portfolio that offered low fees, an … read more...

If You Were To Buy Just One Dividend Growth ETF, Would DGRO Be It?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-23 03:01:41:000

I recently posted a lengthy article for Marketplace subscribers that tries to develop the "ultimate" dividend growth portfolio. I started with nearly two dozen different ETFs that use a dividend growth strategy in some form and narrowed it down to develop a portfolio that offered low fees, an … read more...

A New Tool For Dividend Growth Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-20 16:04:26:000

How do you systematically take your dividend growth investing to the next level? Perhaps the initial appeal of dividend growth investing was its beautiful simplicity of buying stocks where the dividend grows annually. This allows you the freedom of focusing on an increasing and stable dividend… read more...

A New Tool For Dividend Growth Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-20 16:04:26:000

How do you systematically take your dividend growth investing to the next level? Perhaps the initial appeal of dividend growth investing was its beautiful simplicity of buying stocks where the dividend grows annually. This allows you the freedom of focusing on an increasing and stable dividend… read more...

SPHD: It May Be Down, But It's Far From Out

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-28 07:26:30:000

Full disclosure right off the bat. I own shares of the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF ( SPHD ) . I have for years, and it remains one of my favorite dividend ETFs. But the market just hasnt been kind to funds, such as SPHD, lately. In an environment that favo… read more...

SPHD: It May Be Down, But It's Far From Out

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-28 07:26:30:000

Full disclosure right off the bat. I own shares of the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF ( SPHD ) . I have for years, and it remains one of my favorite dividend ETFs. But the market just hasnt been kind to funds, such as SPHD, lately. In an environment that favo… read more...

SPHD: It May Be Down, But It's Far From Out

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-28 07:26:30:000

Full disclosure right off the bat. I own shares of the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF ( SPHD ) . I have for years, and it remains one of my favorite dividend ETFs. But the market just hasnt been kind to funds, such as SPHD, lately. In an environment that favo… read more...

These Companies Are Dogs - Buy Them Now In This Way

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-17 18:42:23:000

I am not advocating that you invest solely in the Dogs of the Dow. If, however, you want to do so it is pretty darn easy. Simply wait until the end of the year, then select the ten stocks of the Dow 30 which have the highest yield. Invest an equal amount of dollars into each. That's all there … read more...

Top 7 Dividend ETFs For 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 06:00:00:000

Two more have made it to the top! SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF ( SPYD ) is a new entry for the top 7 dividend ETFs which used to be the top 5 dividend ETFs . Here were the previous 5: Read more … read more...

Dividend Investing For Retirement

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-03 08:10:00:000

Many investors nearing retirement or having recently entered retirement are facing new challenges. They must cope with surviving without a regular paycheck. Some investors are comfortable believing in modern portfolio theory. That is a fine choice so long as they are perfectly comfortable with… read more...

Top 5 Dividend ETFs For 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-21 08:15:00:000

The top 5 dividend ETFs each make sense as the cornerstone of a dividend portfolio. These ETFs were screened for low expense ratios: Source: CWMF They were also evaluated based on their sector allocations. Looking at the last year of data, the 5 ETFs collectively outperformed the S&amp… read more...

Is Boulder Growth & Income's Run Over?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-15 13:51:21:000

I have written positively about Boulder Growth and Income Fund (BIF) several times, most recently last week ( Beat The Dividend ETFs With This Closed-End Fund ). The common theme that ran through the series has been that BIFs declining discount was what made it a superior … read more...

Beat The Dividend ETFs For Yield And Total Return With This Closed-End Fund

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-09 08:31:01:000

I've been writing about Boulder Growth and Income ( BIF ) every few months since August 2016. When I first started beating the drum on the closed-end fund, it was priced just shy of a -20% discount and yielding 4.67%. I reiterated my thesis on the fund last February when the discount was -… read more...

ETF Watchlist: Week Of October 30, 2017

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-10-31 02:35:24:000

One sure sign of investor over-optimism is when you start hearing bombastic declarations from some of the industrys biggest names. For example, we saw Jim Paulsons statement a few months ago that the bull market could continue forever . Common sense… read more...

Inside My Portfolio: What I Hold And Why

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-10-30 08:16:40:000

Subscribers to The REIT Forum receive constant access to my portfolio and real-time text message alerts on my trades. It is useful for readers to have a solid disclosure about the investment choices of the analysts they follow. Seeing the choices the analyst has personally made and wha… read more...

Who To Follow: Delving Into Dividends & Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-10-13 13:55:18:000

As Seeking Alphas former Dividends & Income editor, a position I held for two years (give or take), I had the privilege of working with and getting to know some extremely talented authors in the DI category. The dividends & income community on SA is a special group. Never have … read more...

The Bond Market And Demographics

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-09-28 11:00:00:000

Members of Yield Hunting received this report early. Free trials end September 30th so try us now! Are the bond markets being driven by long-term demographics? We have discussed in many of our articles the notion that baby boomer bulge in the population profile has been a large driver fo… read more...

Ex-Date Payment Date Record Date Declared Date Amount Flag Dividend Type Qualified Indicated
2017-12-19 2017-12-26 2017-12-20 2016-12-28 0.194021 Dividend income
2017-09-26 2017-09-29 2017-09-27 2017-09-25 0.164915 Dividend income
2017-06-27 2017-06-30 2017-06-29 2017-06-26 0.185905 Dividend income
2017-03-24 2017-03-30 2017-03-28 2017-03-23 0.160628 Dividend income
2016-12-21 2016-12-28 2016-12-23 2016-12-20 0.151833 Dividend income
2016-09-26 2016-09-30 2016-09-28 2016-09-23 0.175475 Dividend income
2016-06-21 2016-06-27 2016-06-23 2016-06-20 0.171397 Dividend income
2016-03-23 2016-03-30 2016-03-28 2016-03-22 0.157888 Dividend income
2015-12-29 2016-01-05 2015-12-31 2015-12-28 0.011283 EX Dividend income
2015-12-24 2015-12-31 2015-12-29 2015-12-23 0.136086 Dividend income
2015-09-25 2015-10-01 2015-09-29 2015-09-24 0.162938 Dividend income
2015-06-24 2015-06-30 2015-06-26 2015-06-23 0.169337 Dividend income
2015-03-25 2015-03-31 2015-03-27 2015-03-24 0.167648 Dividend income
2014-12-24 2014-12-31 2014-12-29 2014-12-23 0.088709 Dividend income
2014-09-24 2014-09-30 2014-09-26 2014-09-23 0.169024 Dividend income
Ex-Date Declared Date Record Date Payment Date Ratio To Factor For Factor
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