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ETFs That Balance Risk and Yield

While many analysts are still expecting a December rate hike, persistently low interest rates still have investors searching for yield. Morningstar’s Alex Bryan suggests looking to the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF  (SPHD). This fund targets S&P 500 stocks with high yields, but avoids excess risk by excluding names that could have to cut their payouts, or may be headed for other problems, a strategy that should help it continue to outperform peers in the long term.
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