Excerpted from Forbes, originally published September 6, 2018
Way of the Renaissance Man Jim Woods was recognized by Forbes Magazine for one of his recent picks. Read what Jim had to say. From the article entitled,
“17 Funds For Contrarians Who Want Global Diversification”
Jim Woods, The Deep Woods
The O’Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF offers a relatively low-risk, low-volatility way to invest in out-of-favor international markets. To be considered for inclusion in the portfolio, targeted issuers must exhibit three main attributes: high quality, low volatility and high dividend yields.
While the ETF seeks out companies with solid dividend yields, the additional emphasis on quality gives the ETF a kind of safety net. As such, this fund’s respectable 3.7% yield is built on solid ground. Its top three European allocations are the United Kingdom, 28.7%; Switzerland, 18.7%; and France, 16.2%.
Its top three sectors by allocation are Healthcare, 19%; Consumer Goods, 18.1%; and Industrials, 15.4%. Investors interested in receiving a monthly dividend distribution through a low-volatility international fund may want to look into the O’Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF.
The O’Shares FTSE Asia Pacific Quality Dividend ETF is a refined yet simple way for investors to play the dividend market in the Asia-Pacific region. The ETF chooses its holdings from the FTSE Developed Asia Pac Index, which is composed of roughly 800 of the largest publicly-listed companies within the developed Asia-Pacific region.
It screens the candidates and selects those that meet certain thresholds for market cap, liquidity, high quality, low volatility and dividend yield. The ETF is 44.05% invested in Japan, 26.25% in Australia, 14.08% in Hong Kong, 8% in South Korea and 5% in Singapore. The ETF pays a distribution yield of 5.03% and charges an expense ratio of 0.48%.
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