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As an advisor, you're not necessarily obligated to vote proxies for client portfolios. But you must make sure your policy is articulated clearly. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
See the returns, expense ratios and other data for the available domestic dividend growth ETFs -- including three new ETFs based on new indexes from Morningstar, Russell, and S&P Dow Jones.
A study by S&P Dow Jones Indices -- which clearly has a horse in the race -- says clients will profit more from buying a fund tracking the S&P SmallCap 600 index than one tracking the Russell 2000.
Instead of a broad stock index, should advisors consider ETFs weighted by dividend payments?
One sector flips a truism for dividend investing. See some of the ETFs that let you invest in it.
Many investors traditionally bought high and sold low, losing out on market averages. But a new Morningstar report shows that the typical investor now is posting returns that are closer to those of mutual funds.
When S&P Dow Jones Indexes announced that Apple Inc. would replace AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, many retail investors took notice.
A few guidelines can help advisors identify the sectors and companies likely to be tomorrow's standout dividend payers before they're obvious.
Local investing opportunity networks can bring in a healthy income stream -- but advisors need to make sure compliance is squarely on their side.
Where should advisors look for dividends in the stock market? Here's a closer look at what S&P 500 sectors yield, how dividends have been growing (or shrinking) in relation to the overall market, and what percentage of stocks in the sector provide a dividend.
For dividend investors, who have traditionally found a haven in the sector, a plunging oil price may actually represent an opportunity.
Stock buybacks can boost shareholder value, but they're not always what they seem. Make sure your clients understand the bigger picture.
A change in S&P Dow Jones investment classifications has the potential to change both the makeup and the perception of some dividend-focused ETFs.
With investors increasingly looking to U.S. stocks and turning away from emerging market equities, many advisors are urging clients to rebalance into that sector. But each of the BRIC countries has its problems.
Many investors would like to own high-yielding stocks that have very low risk. Unfortunately, in the real world, such beasts are extremely rare. The following 10 stocks are the current yield champs in the S&P 500 index.
Materially, reinvested dividends have accounted for slightly more than 40% of the market's annualized total return from 1926 through June this year.
Do the instruments make sense in an low-rate environment? And if so, should you build them in-house? Get tips from fixed-income experts.
Even with $360 billion invested in smart beta, industry heavyweights say that more education is needed to make public aware of the strategies.
Now that 5-year performance data is available, advisors can compare performance for the ETFs.