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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 77.45
iPath GEMS Index ETN 38.91
UBS E-TRACS 2x Long Alerian MLP Infr 29.44
Yorkville High Income MLP ETF 27.63
UBS E-TRACS 2x Wells Fargo Bus Dv Cm 23.25
WisdomTree Global Real Return 18.94
Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP Hi Income 16.48
Claymore CEF GS Connect ETN 15.97
Guggenheim Shipping 15.05
Global X Junior MLP ETF 14.88
BetaShares Australian Top 20 Equity 13.08
Global X Gold Explorers ETF 11.94
iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF 11.88
ALPS Alerian MLP ETF 11.50
YieldShares High Income ETF 11.40
UBS E-TRACS Mo Pay 2x DJ Select Div ETN 11.31
Yorkville High Income Infras MLP ETF 11.26
Vanguard MSCI Australian Small 11.07
Market Vectors Mortgage REIT ETF 10.95
WisdomTree Global ex-US Real Estate 10.95