The cool thing about these ETFs is that they provide a quick screen for a list of companies that have increased their dividends. If you use their current holdings as a starting point for research into dividend paying companies a good part of the research has been done for you. Or you could just invest in the ETFs. ;)
2. Canadian Capitalist Says:
March 14th, 2006 at 11:17 am
Great point. I refer to the S&P Dividend Aristocrats and the Mergent Dividend Achievers indices every time I am considering an investment.
The comments regarding a new FDL dividend-yielding ETF may make more sense than the actual FDL ETF. If you look at the split - Financials (41.99%), Utilities (18.41%) and Telecommunications (16.67%) - it's heavily weighted in industries that could be affected by the upcoming drought in mortgage lending, cheap VOIP, and higher-costs for fuel. It may be better to pick 2-5 of your favourites out of these indexes...