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>> I use the Exchange Traded Fund DVY as a realistic example that you should be able to beat. It currently yields 3.6% and grows 6% or 7% (latest reading) per year. However, dividend Exchange Traded Funds are new. <<

One of the reasons why ETFs like DVY and PEY have such high yields is that they are significantly overweight in financials. Their share prices have stumbled which has led to rising yields at its current share value. There's also the possibility (largely priced into the underlying stocks) that some of these dividends may be cut or suspended if the companies continue to flounder in the mortgage and liquidity mess.

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