Finance Friday

Finance Friday #1: Dividends

On Monday you read the first edition of the new weekly economics digest. Today is the first investing digest. Check in every week for “Market Monday” and “Finance Friday” in addition to the original finance, economics, and business articles that I post in between. 

On Wednesday I posted my 50th blog entry, just over a year after the 1st entry that started it all. I have been picking up the pace, so expect much more to come!

Quote of the Day

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Investment of the Week

The Global X SuperDividend ETF (SDIV) invests in high yield dividend stocks throughout the world. Its distribution yield is 7.05% with monthly payouts, making it a good source of regular income. About half of it is allocated within the US, with about 14% in emerging markets. About half of it is invested in real estate with allocations of less than 10% spread out among other sectors. Most of it is invested in small-cap and mid-cap companies. This is a great way to earn growth from small international companies while earning significant income as well.

Also check out my recent Seeking Alpha piece about the Global X SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF (SDEM).

Chart of the Day

There is a popular myth that rising interest rates hurt dividend stocks. WisdomTree’s research shows otherwise:

Dividend Perfomance vs Interest Rates


Choosing Badly (in Employer 401k plans)
Richard Quinn, Humble Dollar, 4/24/2018

Investors See Largest Ever Decline in Fund Fees
Patricia Oey, Morningstar, 4/26/2018


Joel Greenblatt Discusses the Thrill of Investing
Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg Masters in Business, 4/20/2018

How to Gain a Competitive Edge, with Morgan Housel
Paula Pant, Afford Anything, 4/16/2018

Will Your Next Car Be Electric?
J. David Stein, Money For the Rest of Us, 4/25/2018


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