There are a number of issues that lurk beneath the surface.
Morningstar lays out a sensible approach to so-called “smart beta,” including a name change.
This dividend ETF has a compelling strategy, but its expense ratio induces sticker shock.
Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity stands out from the crowd with its rock-bottom expense ratio and emphasis on sustainable income.
Dividend strategies may offer a lower-risk way to take advantage of the value premium.
Near-term interest-rate risk doesn't change the core qualities that investors should look for in dividend-strategy exchange-traded funds.
Demanding a quick return and shorter payback, investors bid up higher-yielding but potentially slower-growing stocks.
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.
It's not Warren Buffett in a box, but it's close.