New ETF from ALPS Looks to Capture High Yield in Emerging Markets Stocks
"ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs" Built to Provide Diversification and Dividend Potential
DENVER, CO - March 28, 2014 - ALPS, a DST Company focused on asset servicing and asset gathering, today announced the launch of the ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSE: EDOG), a new exchange-traded fund designed to track the overall performance of the S-Network Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs Index (EDOGX).
The Fund is the newest addition to the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs Series, a lineup of ETFs that utilize the 'Dogs of the Dow Theory' on a sector-by-sector basis.
The Series currently includes the ALPS Sector Dividend Dog ETF (NYSE: SDOG), which launched in June 2012 using the S&P 500© as its starting universe of eligible securities, and the ALPS International Sector Dividend Dog ETF (NYSE: IDOG), which launched in June 2013 using the S-Net Developed Markets (ex-Americas) Index as its starting universe of eligible securities. The two funds have combined to attract more than $600 million in assets since inception.Read More >>
ALPS Launches The Workplace Equality Portfolio
A New ETF Dedicated to LGBT Equality and Inclusion
Denver, CO - February 25, 2014 - ALPS, a DST Company focused on asset servicing and asset gathering, today announced the launch of the Workplace Equality Portfolio (EQLT), the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) designed to offer investors the opportunity to own publicly-traded shares of corporations doing business in the United States with progressive workplace policies that treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals equally and respectfully among all employees.Read More >>
Letter from Chuck Clough
"The Clough Global Allocation Fund posted a total return at net asset value of 2.67% for the calendar fourth quarter 2013. The S&P 500 and the MSCI World Index returned 10.49% and 8.13% respectively, over the same period. Additionally, $0.30 per share in distributions was paid during the quarter, so the Fund's total return to shareholders, including reinvested dividends, based on a market price was 2.86%. As of December 31, 2013, the Fund had an annualized dividend distribution rate on the market price of 7.80%."Read More >>