QDF - FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund
|Ex-Dividend Date||Mar 19, 2021|
|Trading Day||April 21|
|Day's Range||54.87 - 55.39|
|52-Week Range||36.68 - 55.53|
The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Northern Trust Quality Dividend IndexSM. The index is designed to reflect the performance of a selection of companies that, in aggregate, possess greater financial strength and stability characteristics relative to the Northern Trust 1250 Index, a float-adjusted market-capitalization weighted index of U.S. domiciled large- and mid-capitalization companies. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) in the securities of the index.
|Asset Class |
|Inception Date |
Dec 14, 2012
|Ticker Symbol |
|Index Tracked |
Northern Trust Quality Dividend Index
Top 10 Holdings32.02% of assets
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||3.34%|
|Procter & Gamble||PG||2.68%|
|Mar 19, 2021||$0.226||Mar 25, 2021|
|Dec 18, 2020||$0.311||Dec 24, 2020|
|Sep 18, 2020||$0.273||Sep 24, 2020|
|Jun 19, 2020||$0.33||Jun 25, 2020|
|Mar 20, 2020||$0.263||Mar 26, 2020|
|Dec 20, 2019||$0.633||Dec 27, 2019|
Dividend growth is back in a big way. Investors have good cause to revisit quality payout growth with the FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund (NYSEArca: QDF).
Dividend yields often tempt, particularly when they're high and interest rates are low. Yet dividend growth stocks usually prove durable, and investors can embrace that concept with the FlexShares Quali...
High dividend yields are often eye-catching and that's particularly true when interest rates are low, as is the case today. However, dividend growth should always be a priority for income investors, and...
Here we highlight some quality ETFs that can be promising bets considering the concerns surrounding the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, which began on Mar 16.
Here we highlight some Quality ETFs that can be a good bet considering the ongoing political turmoil in Washington amid the aggravating coronavirus outbreak.
There's no getting around the fact that the first half of 2020 was rough on dividend stocks and related exchange traded funds, but data suggest the year wasn't a total wash for that strategy. After all,...
With low interest rates and high volatility levels, investors should consider these robust stocks with dividends in retirement portfolios. The post 4 Dividend Stocks to Help You Prepare for Retirement a...
Dividend stocks are bouncing back to close out 2020 and with expectations in place that the asset class is poised for more upside next year, steady strategies like the FlexShares Quality Dividend Index ...
There were certainly some rough times for dividend stocks in the first half of 2020, but it could have been far worse. Moreover, investors were able to use the volatility in payout stocks to identify cr...
Quality ETFs could enjoy smooth trading and generate market-beating returns in the current market environment.
There are mounting signs that after a rough patch in the first half of 2020, dividend stocks are on the mend. Investors looking for best of breed payout stocks should prioritize balance sheet strength a...
There are concerns that if a blue wave materializes on Election Day, higher taxes will ensue. But this shouldn't dent the case for dividends; investors shouldn't be hasty in ignoring exchange traded fun...
When bonds can’t cut it due to today’s low yields, investors can look to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for additional fixed income options. That said, where exactly can investors find solid dividend yiel...
It’s going to take some time for S&P 500 dividends to return to pre-pandemic heights, but the FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund (NYSEArca: QDF) can help investors deal with a “new normal” for divid...
For many advisors, it’s hardly obvious what the next year holds. Looking beyond the short-term issues of political outcomes, we believe that advisors need to understand the broad themes that may continu...
With signs emerging that some dividend stocks are getting their grooves, a quality approach to dividend payers is all the more meaningful. Enter the FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund (NYSEArca: QDF).
Undoubtedly, 2020 is proving to be a rough year for dividend investors, but the FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund (NYSEArca: QDF) is an example of ETF that emphasizes dependability and quality whil...
Recent markets have proved one point very clearly: there are winning companies, and losing companies. So how do you maintain exposure while focusing on high-quality companies for the long term?
Many academic studies have demonstrated that high-quality companies consistently deliver better risk adjusted returns than the broader market over the long term.
Exchange traded funds have gravitated toward low-cost, pure beta investments for years, but many are beginning to warm up to smart beta or factor-based strategies that aim to enhance returns and limit d...
In a trying environment for dividend investors, quality and dividend growth are points of emphasis, but there’s a place for the right kind of yield at a time when many fixed-income instruments sport low...
In some sectors, dividends are under duress and experts widely expect payout growth will be minimal, or even negative, this year.
Dividend yield is a source of allure for many investors, particularly at a time of record-low bond yields, but dividend growth remains integral to income investors’ long-term outcomes. The FlexShares Qu...
Amid depressed bond yields and the still lurking possibility of elevated market volatility, dividend stocks and ETFs take on increased importance. The FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund (NYSEArca: Q...
As bond yields plunge to historic lows, investors craving for steady income are turning to dividend-focused funds. But beware — not all dividend exchange-traded funds are created equal.
During times of elevated market volatility, dividend stocks and ETFs can help investors reduce some of that turbulence. That is particularly true today and with bond yields slumping, dividend ETFs, such...
My analysis of the holdings of over 7,500 U.S. ETFs and mutual funds reveals an ETF that invests in higher-quality stocks than its benchmark.