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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 22.21
Global X Junior Miners ETF 19.54
iShares MSCI Singapore Small Cap Fund 19.22
db X-trackers MSCI Brazil Hedged Eq ETF 15.25
iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF 14.74
UBS E-TRACS 2x Wells Fargo Bus Dv Cm 14.30
iShares MSCI Hong Kong Small Cap 13.08
db X-trackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Eq ETF 11.94
YieldShares High Income ETF 11.82
Vanguard Australian Government Bond 11.74
Market Vectors Mortgage REIT ETF 11.41
SPDR S&P Small Cap Em Asia Pacific 10.78
Global X Gold Explorers ETF 10.56
PowerShares Global Listed Private Eq 10.50
WisdomTree Global ex-US Real Estate 10.21
UBS E-TRACS 2x Long Alerian MLP Infr 9.01
Yorkville High Income MLP ETF 8.91
Vanguard Extended Dur Trs Idx ETF 8.88
PIMCO Build America Bond ETF 8.21
Credit Suisse Gold Shrs Cov Call Exc 8.14