Dividend investors have two new vehicles to go out and earn monthly or quarterly income from equities. There is also an Asia/Pacific angle and emerging market angle to these. BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) is launching two new iShares equity dividend exchange-traded funds Friday for investors to garner more income from these growing regions.
The iShares Emerging Markets Dividend Index Fund (NYSE: DVYE) seeks investment results which track the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Dow Jones Emerging Markets Select Dividend Index.
iShares Asia/Pacific Dividend 30 Index Fund (NYSE: DVYA) seeks investment results which correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Dow Jones Asia/Pacific Select Dividend 30 Index.
These launched with 100,000 shares each and they are expected to grow through time if you track the other emerging market ETF products that are already in existence.
These are not the only emerging market and international dividend ETFs out there. Investors already have the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (NYSE: EDIV) with $300 million in assets. There is also the WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Yielding Equity (NYSE: DEM) has more than $2 billion in assets.
There is also the WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend ETF (NYSE: DGS) with more than $800 million in assets, but that targets small caps in emerging markets.
JON C. OGG