In today's WSJ FundTrack
, John Spence
takes a closer look at ETFs that focus on companies that pay dividends and the effect of the subprime crisis on them. Spence reports that because these ETFs are heavily invested in financial stocks so the recent market turmoil has hit some of them hard. Matthew Hougan
, editor at IndexUniverse.com, postulates to Spence that maybe these dividend ETFs were not meant for the mainstream market after all as the significant sector bets made them vulnerable to volatility.
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