This quality strategy looks beyond past dividend growth.
UPDATE: This most-shorted fund manager suffered the first quarter's biggest outflow
Some newly minted currency hedgers seem to lack the fortitude necessary to reap the long-term benefits of hedging currency risk.
Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF is a solid core holding with an income orientation.
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 ETF weights mid-caps by the dollar amount of dividends paid, instead of simply targeting the highest-yielding stocks.
Company also has fund ready for weakness in the greenback, which will maximize holdings in exporters.
There is far more variety now, but new doesn’t necessarily mean better.
This fundamentally weighted ETF allows investors to profit from mean reversion in valuations.