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5 Low-Risk Dividend Funds — and 3 Aggressive High-Yield ETFs

Stick with some 'safer' yields, or go for the gusto

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High-Yield Aggressive Fund #2: Powershares International Dividend Achievers

Expense ratio: 0.58%
1-Year Return
: 3%
Dividend Yield:
Net Assets:
$620 million
Top Holdings:
Telefonica (NYSE:TEF), Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE:TGP), AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN)

The Powershares International Dividend Achievers (NYSE:PID) fund is based on the International Dividend Achievers Index, and as such you should expect global exposure in your portfolio. Like DWM, the share performance lags the S&P significantly due to global stocks and their volatility. Only 15% or so of the fund is in the U.S., with the largest portion of investments in the U.K. and Canada. Telecommunications represents 19% of the fund, and energy is the second most heavily weighted sector at 17%. Something to note, though: Top holding Telefonica recently suspended its dividend, so don’t expect it to remain in PID for much longer.

For more info, visit this ETF’s page on the Invesco PowerShares website.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2012/08/5-low-risk-dividend-funds-and-3-aggressive-high-yield-etfs/.

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