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Index funds are surging in popularity, but most advisors continue to favor a blend of active and passive investment strategies.
While payments to shareholders haven't fared well during the past six months, it's too soon to know for sure if this trend will continue.
For clients who want to benefit from M&A, one option is to invest in sectors that are in the hot areas of activity. Another is to buy ETFs that zero in on the stocks of companies engaged in acquisitions.
Here are six new dividend-oriented ETFs and how they can pay off for your clients.
An increasing number of emerging markets players are paying dividends -- and seeing higher average returns than non-payers.
Because the various fund sponsors report data inconsistently and often with delays, it's hard to get a clean comparison between rival offerings.
No matter how strong their operating earnings, companies can't pay dividends without this.
As an advisor, you're not necessarily obligated to vote proxies for client portfolios. But you must make sure your policy is articulated clearly. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
See the returns, expense ratios and other data for the available domestic dividend growth ETFs -- including three new ETFs based on new indexes from Morningstar, Russell, and S&P Dow Jones.
A study by S&P Dow Jones Indices -- which clearly has a horse in the race -- says clients will profit more from buying a fund tracking the S&P SmallCap 600 index than one tracking the Russell 2000.
Instead of a broad stock index, should advisors consider ETFs weighted by dividend payments?
One sector flips a truism for dividend investing. See some of the ETFs that let you invest in it.
Many investors traditionally bought high and sold low, losing out on market averages. But a new Morningstar report shows that the typical investor now is posting returns that are closer to those of mutual funds.
When S&P Dow Jones Indexes announced that Apple Inc. would replace AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, many retail investors took notice.
A few guidelines can help advisors identify the sectors and companies likely to be tomorrow's standout dividend payers before they're obvious.
Local investing opportunity networks can bring in a healthy income stream -- but advisors need to make sure compliance is squarely on their side.
Where should advisors look for dividends in the stock market? Here's a closer look at what S&P 500 sectors yield, how dividends have been growing (or shrinking) in relation to the overall market, and what percentage of stocks in the sector provide a dividend.