Each Sunday on Money Matters, our Chief Investment Strategist Wes Moss shares an ETF of the Week. The ETF of the week is an ETF (exchange traded fund) that Moss identifies as a top pick that investors may choose to consider as they are consulting with their advisors on investing options.
Let’s explore three ETFs that have been mentioned on Money Matters over the past few months:
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)
This fund is made up of heavy hitters in various industries (some companies in the portfolio include WalMart, P&G, IBM, McDonald’s) with a 2.1% dividend yield. This fund has been paying out dividends for 10 consecutive years.
Europe, Australia and the Far East ETF (EFA)
This is an iShares international ETF. It’s almost at a 3% yield and the average company’s size is $35 billion. Overall, this ETF is considered to be very inexpensive and diversified.
Read more at: http://us.ishares.com/product_info/fund/overview/EFA.htm
PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYS)
This is a short-term bond with about 4.5% yield. Among the top 10 holdings are Spring, Dish, Chesapeake Energy, and others. Note that this is a “short-term” bond.
Read more at: http://www.pimcoetfs.com/Funds/Pages/HYS.aspx
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