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High-Yielding ETF Portfolio

September 2014

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High-Yielding ETF Portfolio

For ETF investors seeking fat yields
 55% Stocks |  45% Bonds | 


 Data through August 31, 2019

FUND NAME SYMBOL % OF
PORTFOLIO
YTD
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1-YR
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3-YR
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5-YR
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10-YR
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MAX LOAD EXPENSE RATIO
BondInvesco Senior Loan ETFBKLN20%6.33%2.91%3.38%2.44%—%none%0.63%
BondiShares CMBS ETFCMBS59.2210.483.13.42none0.25
BondHigh Yield ETFHYLD205.830.486.46-0.84none1.28
StockiShares DJ US Real Estate IndexIYR2025.2214.727.78.5212.78none0.42
StockiShares S&P Preferred StockPFF2512.454.383.334.467.14none0.46
StockSelect Sector SPDR UtilitiesXLU1020.0820.9311.9911.3611.99none0.13
   10013.067.335.74.455.55 0.61
** Closed to new investors. # Closed to new investors; other share classes are available.
r Maximum redemption fee charged when you sell shares. s Front-end load; redemption fee may apply.
— Fund has not existed for the specified time. Source: Morningstar, Inc..

With yields in the gutter, what's an investor to do? Take on some risk. This package, 35% in stocks and 65% in bonds, leans on an actively managed junk bond fund (HYLD) and a bank loan portfolio (BKLN).

On the stock side, an ETF that buys real estate trusts (IYR) and one that focuses on utilities stocks (XLU). It also holds a preferred-stock ETF (PFF).