Best Fit Income Funds

Generally, these funds invest with an eye for companies paying consistent dividends. Dividend-paying stocks are generally seen as less volatile because their income component can act as a cushion during tough times.

All ranked ETFs meet our Best Fit criteria.

FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund (IQDE)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.05% Avg. Volume: 11,323
Fees: 0.47% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Northern Trust International Quality Dividend Defensive Index

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FlexShares International Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund (IQDY)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.68% Avg. Volume: 15,709
Fees: 0.47% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Northern Trust International Quality Dividend Dynamic Index

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FlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund (IQDF)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.26% Avg. Volume: 50,613
Fees: 0.47% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Northern Trust International Quality Dividend Index

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FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund (QDEF)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.14% Avg. Volume: 4,802
Fees: 0.37% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Northern Trust International Quality Dividend Defensive Index

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FlexShares Quality Dividend Dynamic Index Fund (QDYN)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.55% Avg. Volume: 9,395
Fees: 0.37% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Northern Trust International Quality Dividend Dynamic Index

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FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund (QDF)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.01% Avg. Volume: 62,282
Fees: 0.37% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Northern Trust International Quality Dividend Index

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Global X Canada Preferred ETF (CNPF)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.24% Avg. Volume: 8,281
Fees: 0.58% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Solactive Canada Preferred Stock Index

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Global X Super Dividend U.S. ETF (DIV)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 6.63% Avg. Volume: 26,711
Fees: 0.45% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: INDXX SuperDividend U.S. Low Volatility Index

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Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETF (SPFF)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 4.71% Avg. Volume: 48,765
Fees: 0.58% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Enhanced Yield North American Preferred Stock Index

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Guggenheim S&P Global Dividend Opportunities Index ETF (LVL)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 3.06% Avg. Volume: 23,039
Fees: 0.60% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P Global Dividend Opportunities Index

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Top Performing Income Funds As of 03.05.2014

ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN (CEFL)

Total Return: 9.09%

WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund (DFE)

Total Return: 8.20%

WisdomTree Australia Dividend Fund (AUSE)

Total Return: 7.99%

WisdomTree Middle East Dividend Fund (GULF)

Total Return: 17.74%

WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund (DFE)

Total Return: 17.03%

iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY)

Total Return: 15.92%

* Annualized