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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Dear Pat: Can I have your views on this ETF: iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund ETF? Thank you for your advice.

iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund ETF, $24.56, symbol CDZ on Toronto (Units outstanding: 37.6 million; Market cap: $923.5 million; ca.ishares.com), seeks to replicate the performance of the S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index. The ETF’s MER is 0.66%, and it yields 3.2%.

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Hello Pat: Could I have your opinion please on the iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund ETF? I am basically a dividend investor. Thank you.

iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index Fund ETF, $23.47, symbol CDZ on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 36.9 million; Market cap: $866.0 million; ca.ishares.com), seeks to replicate the performance of the S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index. The ETF’s MER is 0.60%, and it yields 3.2%.

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