ETF Investors: Getting Paid to Tap Tech

Historically, the technology sector has not been viewed as fertile territory for dividend investors, but in recent years, that view has been altered for the better as technology has been one of the primary drivers of S&P 500 dividend growth in recent years. Investors can use the First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund (NasdaqGS: TDIV) to play that theme. For years, technology was the not first sector investors thought of when they thought of dividends. The largest sector weight in the S&P 500 is changing that and that change…

Consider This Real Estate ETF in April

Amid a more sanguine outlook for U.S. interest rates, real estate stocks and the related ETFs are among the best-performing sector opportunities this year. For instance, the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate Index Fund (NYSEArca: IYR) is higher by nearly 17% year-to-date. Rising interest rates previously dragged on the REITs sector, hurting sales as would-be buyers faced higher borrowing costs and diminished the relative appeal of the sector’s dividend payouts. However, as the Fed showed a more dovish stance on its monetary policy this year, revealing it will be…

Big Demand is a Big Deal for Infrastructure ETF ‘PAVE’

The Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF (Cboe: PAVE) is up 18.65% this year, making the fund one of the leaders among infrastructure ETFs. While PAVE is impressing in 2019, what is more important is the ETF’s long-term potential. PAVE tries to reflect the performance of the Indxx U.S. Infrastructure Development Index, which is comprised of companies focused on domestic infrastructure development, including those involved in construction and engineering; production of infrastructure raw materials, composites and products; industrial transportation; and producers/distributors of heavy construction equipment. Recent infrastructure investment in the…

Surging Oil Services ETF Has More Gas in The Tank

The VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSEArca: OIH), the largest oil services exchange traded fund, surged in the first quarter and with oil prices rallying to start the second quarter, the fund is now higher by 26.51% year-to-date. While OIH’s surge to start 2019 may give some investors pause about jumping into the fund at current levels, some analysts believe oil services stocks can still notch upside from here. Earlier this year, OPEC issued a list of oil production cuts by its members and other major producers for the next…

U.K. ETFs Confront Brexit Head On

While the U.K. continues wrangling with various elements of Brexit, the country’s departure from the European Union (EU), U.K. stocks and the related exchange traded funds are soaring. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (NYSEArca: EWU), the largest U.K.-related ETF, is higher by nearly 14.50% this year. After taking out the currency swings associated with the weaker British pound sterling currency, U.K. stocks reveal a long-term under-performance. In U.S. dollar terms, the FTSE 350 benchmark is trading around the same level it did at the start of 2016. With its…