Profit from rising infrastructure spending

Governments around the world know the benefits that flow from the development of better infrastructure. However, their stretched budgets and a reluctance to increase taxes constrain their ability to initiate these projects. This provides opportunities for private companies to develop and manage these assets.
Here are… Read More

These new ETFs got off to a fast start

This issue we look at the most successful North American ETF launches in 2018. Here “success” is measured in terms of the assets they’ve gathered since their start-up.
With that in mind, here are two of the most successful new launches in 2018.
COMMUNICATION SERVICES SELECT SECTOR… Read More

New businesses enhance these telcos

To cut their reliance on phone services, these U.S. telecom giants continue to expand with new businesses. Those moves should also continue to spur their dividend growth.
AT&T INC. $31 (New York symbol T; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares o/s: 7.3 billion; Market cap: $226.3 billion; Price-to-sales… Read More

Q: Hi, Pat. Could I have your opinion on 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, $43.27, symbol SDOG on New York (Units outstanding: 49.3 million; Market cap: $2.1 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