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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 %
db X-trackers MSCI Brazil Hedged Eq ETF 50.64
iShares MSCI Gbl Sel Metals & 24.76
Credit Suisse Silver Shares Cov Call 21.20
UBS E-TRACS 2x Long Alerian MLP Infr 20.99
UBS E-TRACS 2x Wells Fargo Bus Dv Cm 18.87
Yorkville High Income MLP ETF 18.06
First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX 16.92
Global X Brazil s ETF 14.86
Credit Suisse Gold Shrs Cov Call Exc 14.15
BetaShares Australian Top 20 Equity 14.06
Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP Hi Income 13.19
EGShares Brazil Infrastructure 13.04
UBS E-TRACS Mthly Pay 2x Mortg REIT ETN 12.45
Global X Junior MLP ETF 12.10
iShares S&P/ASX High Dividend 12.10
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Inc 11.97
Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield 11.58
Lyxor ETF FTSE MIB Daily Leveraged A/I 11.40
Vanguard Telecom Services ETF 11.34
SPDR MSCI Australia Select High 11.29