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Huge Dividend Payouts From Sector ETFs and Country ETFs

03 November 2011 at 11:05 am by Staff     Bookmark and Share    Follow EtfExpert on Twitter

There is an erroenous assumption that some investors make about Dividend ETFs. For one thing, many mistakenly believe that a fund needs to be labeled as a dividend exchange-traded product to provide a high level of income. For another, many fail to look overseas.

Granted, Vanguard Dividend Growth (VIG) is a fine example of capturing long-term gains from corporations that consistently raise their dividends every year. Yet those in pursuit of a current income stream might be disappointed by the annual yield of 2.4%.

In contrast, an investor in Vanguard Utilities (VPU) might enjoy 4% annualized. Similarly, an investor in WisdomTree ex Financials (DTN) might take in 3.6%.

Even more remarkable, investors rarely focus on the high dividends that foreign corporations can bring to the table. WisdomTree Emerging Markets (DEM) and SPDR S&P Emerging Market Dividend (EDIV) may yield 5% to 6%. And for those who are bold enough to stand by volatile funds like iShares MSCI Brazil (EWZ) or iShares MSCI Australia (EWA), the annual income reward is as high as 6.5% and 5.5% respectively.

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