market's recent ups and downs, some exchange-traded
funds (ETFs) have generated mostly double-digit year-to-date, 12
month, and three-year returns.
Even better, I don’t see any
signs warning of weakening performance ahead. They are paying
monthly or quarterly dividends equating to 3.6%
to 16% dividend yields.
Don’t believe me? Here’s the
VanEck BDC Income ETF (BIZD)
Business Development Companies
(BDCs) provide financing to small and midsize privately-held
companies. BDCs don’t pay income taxes as
long as they distribute at least 90% of taxable income to
shareholders, and meet certain other requirements. This fund
replicates an index that tracks the performance of publically-traded
BDCs. It has
returned 19% year-to-date, 26% over 12-months, and averaged 21%
annually over three-years. It’s paying quarterly dividends equating
to an 11.3% dividend yield.
First Trust Latin
America AlphaDEX Fund (FLN)
Replicates an index
that picks 50 Latin America-based stocks based on a variety of share
price growth, valuation and fundamental factors. It has returned 9%
year-to-date, 13% over 12-months and averaged 9% annually over three
years. It’s paying quarterly dividends equating to a 3.6%
First Trust Buy Write
Income ETF (FTHI)
Holds equities of all market
capitalizations listed on U.S. exchanges and uses a covered call
options strategy to generate income. It has returned 14%
year-to-date, 19% over 12-months, and averaged 9% annually over
three years. Pays monthly dividends equating to a 9.1% dividend
Simplify Volatility Premium
Holds U.S.-based growth- and
valued-priced equities and high-quality, short-term fixed income
securities. Has returned 16% year-to-date, 28% over 12-months, and
averaged 6% annually over two years (May 2021 IPO). Pays monthly
dividends, 16.1% yield.
Those are my ideas. But do your own due-diligence.
The more that you know about your stocks, the
better your results.