Q: Pat, may I have your view of the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF? If one were considering a “Dogs of the Dow” approach, would this be an alternative? Thanks.

A: The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, $31.17, symbol SDOG on New York (Units outstanding: 34.5 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.alpssectordividenddogs.com), is an ETF that applies the “Dogs of the Dow” theory on a sector-by-sector basis using the stocks in the S&P 500. The… Read More

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

The pros and cons of stocks with high dividend yield

Are stocks with high dividend yield the most prized finds or bad investments in disguise?
Stocks with a high dividend yield are a key part of a successful portfolio—but at the same time, they can give investors a false sense of security. That’s because some investors… Read More