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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 October 31, 2017

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
BondPowerShares Senior Loan PortfolioBKLN20%2.16%3.54%2.25%2.82%—%none%0.64%
BondiShares CMBS ETFCMBS53.160.82.422.17none0.25
BondAdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETFHYLD207.4211.45-0.741.81none1.24
StockiShares DJ US Real Estate IndexIYR206.848.746.318.774.76none0.44
StockiShares S&P Preferred StockPFF257.844.664.855.314.82none0.47
StockSelect Sector SPDR UtilitiesXLU1016.0815.2110.3112.286.57none0.14
   1007.017.483.925.342.82 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).