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

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Banks pass stress test and reward investors

J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO. $115 (New York symbol JPM; Income Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 3.4 billion; Market cap: $391.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.0; Dividend yield: 2.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.jpmorganchase.com) earned $8.3 billion in the quarter ended June 30, 2018. That’s up 18.3% from $7.0… Read More