ETF Report

 The Dirty Little Secret of (Some) ETF Dividends

The 2003 tax cut put the thrill back in high-yield investing. By reducing the top tax rate on corporate payouts from 38.6 percent to 15 percent, the new law instantly made dividend paying stocks more attractive.

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High-Yield Aristocrats

As the Baby Boom generation creeps towards retirement, S&P’s expands its Dividend Aristocrats line with a new high-yield version; SSgA to launch a ETF.

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Qualified Dividends Redux

At last a detailed examination of the real effect of unqualified dividends in an ETF portfolio. The actual effect is somewhat less than the hype around the issue.

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Qualified Dividends Redux

At last a detailed examination of the real effect of unqualified dividends in an ETF portfolio. The actual effect is somewhat less than the hype around the issue.

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31 Flavors of Dividends

Well, maybe not 31. But PowerShares rolls out three new flavors of dividend funds.

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(Un)Qualified: The Dirty Little Secret of (Some) ETF Dividends

ETFs have a reputation for tax efficiency. But where dividends are concerned, that reputation can be misleading.

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BGI Scoops PowerShares

Barclays beats PowerShares to market by two days with the first micro-cap ETF, capturing that all-important first mover advantage.

ETF Report

 Energy ETFs Lead Sluggish US Market

Continued worries over oil prices, slowing economic growth and the Federal Reserve’s plans for raising interest rates have combined to hold stocks—and ETFs—back for most of this year through the end of June.