A Winning Combination Of ETFs: Low Volatility, Dividend Growth, And Momentum

Published Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:08:53 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

This article will be similar to two other articles I wrote last year on dividends and buybacks, and fundamentals, technicals, and insider buying. For this article, I will be using the same process of looking at the holdings of select ETFs and see what stocks are included in each ETF. For this strategy, I will be using three ETFs that cover the following strategies: Low Volatility, Dividend Growth, and Technical Momentum. ETF Selections: Low Volatility: For my low volatility ETF selection, I will use the most popular Low Volatility ETF, which is the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF (SPLV). ETF Description: "The Index is compiled, maintained, and calculated by Standard & Poor's and consists of the 100 stocks from the S&P 500® Index with the lowest realized volatility over the past 12 months." [SPLV Fund Page] Dividend Growth: For my dividend growth ETF selection,... Read more


Stock name                                 ISIN Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
PRAXAIR
US74005P1049 118.26   22.1 5.36 3.00 2.53
JM SMUCKER
US8326964058 126.15   37.8 3.34 2.68 2.15
SPDR S&P 500 ETF
US78462F1030 206.33   0.0 0.00 4.20 2.02
VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF
US9219088443 81.02   300.1 0.27 1.64 2.01