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Avoiding the equity income “dividend trap”


March 17, 2017
Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

Income-oriented stocks can provide investors with numerous advantages – including the potential for high, recurring income, a possible inflation hedge and added portfolio diversification. And while diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss, dividend stocks can serve as a significant source of investment returns. In fact, over the past two decades, dividends have contributed more than 40% to S&P 500 Index investors’ total returns.1

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Can investors have strong monthly dividend income with less volatility?


March 9, 2017
Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

Income can be tough to find in today’s market. And for many investors, a monthly dividend payment is their primary investment goal. With domestic opportunities offering fewer diversification benefits, many investors are looking beyond the local markets for dividend income with greater diversification.

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Q&A: What is factor investing?


February 28, 2017
Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

Factor investing has attracted a lot of attention from investors and media recently, but its roots can be traced back to the 1960s. As innovators in the factor-investing space, we believe in pushing the boundaries of portfolio construction with factor-based methodologies that go beyond traditional indices, allowing investors to target specific risk/return objectives with more precise portfolio-building tools.

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Outlook 2017: Factor investing in the coming year

Although it may sound like a well-worn cliché, we are at a critical juncture as 2017 approaches. Two important tests of voter sentiment – the U.S. general elections and the U.K.’s referendum (Brexit) to leave the European Union (EU) – have occurred in less than six months’ time, and the ramifications could prove profound. Although the U.S. is now in the seventh year of an economic expansion, the current recovery is among the slowest on record and has been subject to bouts of market volatility that have buffeted the financial markets and tested investors’ resolve.

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