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A Dividend Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) is an investment vehicle holding assets in high dividend paying stocks or REITs. ETFs are built like conventional mutual funds, but priced and traded throughout the day like individual stocks. ETFs are passively managed around an index. That index may be the result of certain screens, such as companies with high dividends. Key ETF benefits include instant portfolio diversification, tax efficiency and transparency of cost and holdings. ETFs may be part of the core portfolio of an income-seeking or risk-averse stock investor.

Investing in dividend-paying stocks and/or ETFs is a key strategy for:

• Income and total return potential
• Possible reduced volatility
• Generally greater inflation protection than bonds

Dividend ETN

A Dividend Exchange-Traded Note (ETN) is a senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt security issued by an underwriting bank. ETNs are not index funds, but they do share being linked to the return of a benchmark index. As debt securities, ETNs don't actually own anything they are tracking. Thus ETNs have an additional risk compared to ETFs: if the underwriting bank goes bankrupt, the investment might lose value, the same way a senior debt would. Most ETNs do not pay periodic dividends.

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ETFDiv %
UBS E-TRACS Mthly Pay 2x Mortg REIT ETN 21.24
UBS E-TRACS 2x Wells Fargo Bus Dv Cm 18.15
Credit Suisse Silver Shares Cov Call 15.60
iShares S&P/ASX High Dividend 14.30
SPDR S&P International Telecom 13.62
iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF 12.96
db X-trackers MSCI Brazil Hedged Eq ETF 12.85
iShares S&P Global 12.07
Market Vectors Mortgage REIT ETF 12.03
iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Dev RE ex-US 11.71
iShares Global Telecom ETF 11.27
SPDR Russell Small Cap Completeness ETF 10.94
Credit Suisse Gold Shrs Cov Call Exc 10.48
SPDR S&P Small Cap Em Asia Pacific 10.21
EGShares India Infrastructure 9.96
ALPS US Equity High Volatility Put 9.42
Yorkville High Income MLP ETF 9.36
YieldShares High Income ETF 9.34
BetaShares Australian Top 20 Equity 9.20
UBS E-TRACS 2x Long Alerian MLP Infr 8.87

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