Four dividend ETFs—four strategies

Rising interest rates mean dividend-paying stocks and fixed-income instruments must increasingly compete for investor interest. However, sustainable dividends still offer an attractive and growing income stream for investors (see supplement on page 50).
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Pat: Would you please give me your opinion on two ETFs: PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio ETF and the WisdomTree Trust DEFA Fund? Thank you.

PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio ETF, $17.94, symbol PID on Nasdaq (Units outstanding: 85.4 million; Market cap: $1.5 billion; www.invescopowershares.com), aims to mirror the performance of the Nasdaq International Dividend Achievers Index. Its MER is 0.54%, and it yields 1.9%.

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Pat: What do you think about these three ETFs: iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF, iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index (CAD-Hedged) ETF and the iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF?

iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF, $6.99, symbol FIE on Toronto (Units outstanding: 45.0 million; Market cap: $314.6 million; www.blackrock.com), is a balanced fund with 16% of its assets in bonds and 16% in preferred shares. The other 68% is in common stocks.

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