October 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM EDT
Examining International Dividend ETFs
With interest rates at record lows and expected to remain depressed for the foreseeable future, investors have been forced to get creative in their hunt for current return. Some have shifted domestic fixed income holdings along the risk/return continuum, seeking out more attractive yields from junk bonds. Others have ventured beyond the U.S. borders, embracing emerging market bonds as a higher-yielding alternative to Treasuries. Equities have also emerged as a potential source of current return, with the dividend yield on many stocks exceeding the yield on fixed income securities. Billions of dollars have flowed into exchange-traded products focusing on the MLP sector of the domestic energy market, thanks in part to yields in the neighborhood of 6% on these securities [see MLP ETFs: Fact And Fiction]. For investors looking to access a broader representation of dividend-paying companies, there are several ETFs that focus on high-yielding domestic equities, tilted towards corners of [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Stories: How To Find The Right Dividend ETF Seven ETFs For Investors Mourning The Death Of BP’s Dividend High-Dividend ETF Plays
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