While the S&P's "aristocrats" have a long track record of increasing dividends, this fund places more emphasis on higher-yielding and potentially riskier stocks.
Products introduced over the last week include a small-cap ETF from WisdomTree and three mutual funds from Westwood Holdings Group.
WisdomTree Investments, an ETF sponsor and asset manager, reported net income of $7.9 million for the first quarter of 2013, up seven times from the year ago quarter and 50% from the fourth quarter of 2012.
With a simple approach to dividend investing, this fund’s performance has earned 4 stars.
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap provides exposure to both developed- and emerging-markets small caps, while WisdomTree offers a dividend-focused ETF and a currency-hedged ETF.
What they are, where they came from, where they're going--and how to evaluate them.
A look at new exchange-traded products--most of which are narrowly constructed--that have attracted the most assets in the past six months.
International-equity funds--particularly currency-hedged funds--were the biggest beneficiaries of new investor dollars in March, continuing a broader trend over the last several years.
These closed-end funds were unstoppable in early 2015; plus, did the first IPO of 2015 usher in a new era for CEF shareholders?
A large 18% allocation to Russian companies will result in a more volatile portfolio.