On Wednesday, Shares of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF), added 8.24% and closed at $9.06 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $8.00 and $9.12. WisdomTree (WETF), an exchange-traded product (“ETP”) sponsor and asset manager, recently declared the launch of the WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Quality Dividend Growth Fund (DHDG). DHDG seeks to provide exposure to developed international dividend-paying stocks with growth characteristics, while incorporating a dynamic element to mitigate currency exposure. DHDG has an expense ratio of 0.48%1.
Capturing International Quality Dividend Growth
Dividend-paying equities have increasingly become an attractive option for shareholders looking to generate income and pursue higher total return potential. About 50% of the world’s investment opportunities are outside the U.S.2 – for shareholders seeking income, international investments in dividend-paying companies offer a new horizon.
WisdomTree’s approach to international quality dividend growth uses a forward-looking process designed to capitalize on dividend growth trends as they occur, in an attempt to raise the probability of generating exposure to future dividend growers. To identify these stocks, strict growth and quality selection factors are used: earnings growth expectations, high return on equity (ROE) and high return on assets (ROA) – the last two being measures associated with “quality.”
Yandex NV (NASDAQ:YNDX), jumped 6.88% and closed at $20.03 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $18.80 and $20.06. The company’s Market capitalization is $6.48 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 276.25 million. Yandex N.V. operates an Internet search engine in Russia and internationally. The company offers search, location-based, personalized, and mobile services that facilitate users to find information, and communicate and connect over the Internet from desktops and mobile devices; and localized homepages for specific geographic markets. It provides Yandex.News, a news aggregation and information service; maps and location-based services, such as Yandex.Maps, Yandex.Navigator, and Yandex.Transport; Yandex.Mail that provides users access to their email accounts; Yandex.Disk, a cloud-based storage service that allows users to upload, store, read, and share files in various formats and sizes; and Yandex.Weather, a service that allow users to monitor weather conditions. The company also provides text-based advertising and display advertising services, such as Yandex.Direct, an auction-based advertising placement service; Yandex.Market, an e-commerce gateway service; and Yandex Ad Network service. In addition, it offers Auto.ru, an automobile-related Website; Yandex.Realty, a real estate classifieds service; Yandex.Jobs, a job search Website; Yandex.Travel, a service that allow users to search for a vacation using various criteria and taking their personal preferences into account; and Yandex.Taxi, an on-demand transportation service. Further, it offers KinoPoisk.ru, a Russian language Website for movies, television programs and celebrities; Yandex.Music, a music streaming service; Yandex.Radio, a media player service; and Yandex.Afisha and Yandex.Tickets that provides users with an opportunity to buy tickets of cinemas, theaters, and concerts online.