Where the Yields Are

By on July 19, 2011

Andrew Bary has written an article for Barrons focused on indentifying ETFs with above average yields.  Most of the funds mentioned have fairly mundane yields between 2-4%, but there are several reporting surprisingly generous payouts. The iShares FTSE Nareit Mortgage-Plus Capped Index (REM), which buys mortgage REITs, yields more than 9%.

Bary has posted a table containing 15 ETFs yielding greater than 2%.  However, investors need to realize that chasing yield can lead to disastrous results, such as that experienced in 2008-2009.

There are several reader comments to Bary’s article adding several more ideas for the dividend-focused investor.

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