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PowerShares Lowers Fees on FTSE RAFI ETFs

Invesco PowerShares announced new, lower expense ratios for its lineup of FTSE RAFI ETFs. The FTSE RAFI ETFs provide an alternative to market-cap weighted portfolios since they are constructed using four fundamental measures to rank a company’s size: book value, cash flow, sales and dividends.

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Dividend Yields Hit 12 Year High

Last week’s market correction has lowered stock prices to the point where dividend yields are now at their highest levels in 12 years. Leading S&P 500 components such as Pfizer (PFE), AT&T (T), Dow Chemical (DOW), Nucor (NUE), and Duke Energy (DUK) all ended the week with forward looking dividend yields of over 6.5% and well above their 5 year averages.

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