An ETF is a passive instrument, tracking an underlying Index cost efficient and 1:1. The performance of an ETF is just as good as the Index it represents. An outperformance (Alpha) is per definition not possible as the ETF just delivers cheap beta (market exposure).
Smart Beta hence is an alternative approach of a classic, passive ETF mixed with an active stock selection. The ETF itself is still passive but the Index it represents is not static but smart.
All Stocks are large-cap companies and members of the S&P500 Index. This index contains the 500 largest US Stocks. The stocks you find on the list below will pay a dividend of more than 4% in 2017. Please note, that the dividend indicated is the expected dividend financial analysts anticipate to be paid in 2017.
Are those high dividends bargains or traps? Many of these high dividend stocks are telecom or energy companies. Markets with high competition. Is the high dividend a reason to buy those stocks or will stock-prices go down further? It's up to every investor to make this thoughts!
The PEG Ratio is a very good indicator to evaluate stocks. It says that a stocks PE should be lower than a stocks growth rate (EPS-Growth-Rate for the next 5 years). If that's the case, the PEG Ratio is below 1 and hence you are not paying too much for a company's growth. And there are even more benefits! Only profitable companies have a PE. Therefore stocks with losses or with phantasy PE's of 100 are not showing up, because their PEG is not under 1. Stocks with low PE and low PEG-Ratio usually outperform the market over the long run because you are not paying too much for what you get!
The list shows a selection of international Blue Chip Companies with a PEG Ratio under 1. These are cheap growth stocks. At the moment financials, materials and auto companies are dominant on the list. Are these low-peg-stocks a bargain or is the growth expectation for the future just too high? Make up your own decision!
Stocks from Breweries and Distilleries are considered as weatherproof in all market conditions. People are thirsty and in tough times maybe even more? Furthermore is the world population growing and consumers from emerging markets have more and more appetite for wine and beer. Hence these brewer and distiller companies are growing in the new markets, while sales in Europe are lagging. Thanks to a lot of cash in the pocket the companies are taking over brewers in emerging markets: Heineken bought Asia Pacific Breweries and Anbev acquired Mondelez. Shareholders profit from rising dividends and growing sales. These is an overview of the worlds 15 biggest beer and spirit stocks:
There are many high dividend stocks in Europe. But we show you the best dividend stocks in Europe for 2014. The most important question, when you invest in "best dividend stocks" is: are these high dividends sustainable? Or is the company reducing its dividend? Therefore we searched for dividend stocks which not only paid last year a high dividend, but are going to pay also over 5% dividend this year and increase their dividend next year. Companies with such a high and rising dividend, are considered here as "best dividend stocks in Europe".
The list below shows our best dividend stocks for European blue chips in 2014. The market is anticipating a yield over 5% in 2014 a rising dividend next year for 2015. As you can see, insurance-companies, utilities, telecom and energy-producers are leading the list of the best dividend stocks. An investor who wants to invest in the best dividend stocks, should diversify the investment-portfolio over stocks and sectors. Therefore an ETF on the best dividend stocks can also be an interesting solution for investors, as this article shows.