Near-term interest-rate risk doesn't change the core qualities that investors should look for in dividend-strategy exchange-traded funds.
Equity ETFs are on track for a record year of inflows, while fixed-income ETF investors are rotating to shorter-duration funds.
Interest in dividend-paying stocks and bonds remained high as the market eyed the Fed.
Demanding a quick return and shorter payback, investors bid up higher-yielding but potentially slower-growing stocks.
Investors have shunned stocks, creating opportunities for those with underweightings in equities.
As the market shrugged off new eurozone worries in March, investors remained focused on finding cheap, wide-moat stocks and income-producing investments.
It's not Warren Buffett in a box, but it's close.
The new breed of dividend-themed ETFs offer some improvements, but our old favorites are still worthy of consideration.
When reaching for higher yields, don't lose sight of the risks.