This dividend strategy has shone during market downturns by favoring companies with durable competitive advantages.
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.
This quality strategy looks beyond past dividend growth.
Some newly minted currency hedgers seem to lack the fortitude necessary to reap the long-term benefits of hedging currency risk.
Company also has fund ready for weakness in the greenback, which will maximize holdings in exporters.
Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF is a solid core holding with an income orientation.
With a simple approach to dividend investing, this fund’s performance has earned 4 stars.
A large 18% allocation to Russian companies will result in a more volatile portfolio.
New ETF holds debt from 12 Australasian nations, but not from Japan.