New Etf Offers The Cream Of The Dividend Crop

ETF industry growth to record highs. Taper fears led to record outflows in August, but the Feds decision to delay a shift in monetary policy drove $128.6 billion in US Equity ETF net new assets. In total, developed Markets Equity flows as of November were $227.9 billion. 3. Emerging market equity ETP flows official website fell into negative territory, approaching the end of 2013 with nearly $10 billion in total outflows. Emerging market flows were volatile throughout the year, as investors anticipated a shift in monetary policy, and especially drastic in June, just after Ben Bernanke hinted that the Fed could soon wind down its bond buying program.
Source: http://www.etftrends.com/2013/12/blackrock-2013-etf-industry-surprises/

ETF Spotlight: RevenueShares’ Financials Sector

Of course dividend investing features its own menu of potential pitfalls. Since high-yielding stocks are often seen as proxies for bonds, they can fall out of favor in rising-rate environments, such as the one that looms ahead of us after years of rock-bottom interest rates. With higher bond returns, investors could rotate back into fixed income products, eschewing the relative risks of equities. Skittish investors who have been buying these stocks since emerging from the financial meltdown of 2008-2009 have driven up valuations for sturdy dividend payers.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/investing-etf-dividends-idUSL2N0JS0KJ20131217

BlackRock: 2013 ETF Industry Surprises

RWW is up 1.5% over the past month, up 5.6% over the last three months and up 39.7% year-to-date. The broader financial industry is up 13.9% year-to-date. The fund is 10.1% above its 200-day exponential moving average. The ETF ranks holdings by top line revenue, instead of the traditional market-capitalization methodology. RWW also rebalances each quarter to update revenue data.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/etf-spotlight-revenueshares-financials-sector-140058661.html

Guggenheim Investments Declares Year-End Equity ETF Distributions for 2013

The NAV of shares will fluctuate with changes in the market value of an ETF’s holdings. In addition, there can be no assurance that an active trading market for shares will develop or be maintained. Tracking error risk refers to the risk that the Advisor may not be able to cause the ETF’s performance to match or correlate to that of the ETF’s Underlying Index, either on a daily or aggregate basis. Tracking error risk may cause the ETF’s performance to be less than you expect.
Source: http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=PZ&Date=20131219&ID=17209961

ETF Funds For Near Retirees

Within each sector they track, these funds can stay balanced across a given index without creating taxable gains you must then track. 4. Higher liquidity If you own only giant blue chips, selling when you need to sell is less of a problem. But if you own small caps or foreign stocks, the gap between the price at which you want to sell and the price at which buyers want to buy can be quite wide. 5.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mitchelltuchman/2013/12/18/etf-funds-for-near-retirees/

Vanguard Utilities ETF — Insider Buying Index Registering 13.8%

( NASD: MSEX ), which makes up 0.06% of the Vanguard Utilities ETF ( AMEX: VPU ), has seen 2 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $936,779 worth of MSEX, making it the #77 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at MSEX: MSEX last trade: $20.28 Recent Insider Buys: Purchased
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/etfchannel/2013/12/19/vanguard-utilities-etf-insider-buying-index-registering-13-8/

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