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About VHT Studios

VHT Studios is a provider of visual marketing production, management and distribution services to the real estate industry. VHT Studios aims to maximize a client/ advertiser's return on investment in images and video by integrating and managing all of the production, repurposing and placement services, with a single point of contact. This aims to provide advertisers the most cost-effective way to utilize their visual assets across print, TV, wireless, internet and other visual media. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Rosemont, Illinois. On July 7th, 2022, VHT Studios was acquired by Matterport. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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6400 Shafer Court Suite 200

Rosemont, Illinois, 60018,

United States


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VHT Studios Patents

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Real estate, Real property law, Online real estate databases, Natural language processing, Residential real estate


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Real estate, Real property law, Online real estate databases, Natural language processing, Residential real estate



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13 Best Dividend ETFs To Outperform In 2023

Jan 29, 2023

January 29, 2023 - Advertisement - - Advertisement - Ready to Increase Your Income in 2023? The right dividend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can do this. This could be a difficult year for investors. The stock market could recover and break out in a gangbusters rally, or high interest rates and sluggish inflation could once again drive stock prices lower. With such uncertainty, the best strategy is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. As billionaire investor Warren Buffett says, the most important rule of investing is: “Never lose money.” - Advertisement - Let’s take a closer look at dividend ETFs that can carry you through the uncertain investing years. You’ll also learn how to choose a dividend ETF, how to compare ETF stocks, and the different types of dividend ETFs available. Ready to dive in? The table below selects nine dividend ETFs for 2023. Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF schd schd Tracks the performance of the Dow Jones US Dividend 100 Index. Thanks to an efficient expense ratio of 0.06%, the fund’s annualized returns have stayed within 15 basis points of the index over the past 10 years. Top holdings include Broadcom QDIV QDIV Invests in S&P 500 companies with competitive dividend yields. Fund investments must additionally overcome constraints for return-on-equity, accrual and financial leverage. Top holdings include Valero Energy Group, Dow, Hasbro Is SPDR S&P Global Dividend ETF (WDIV WDIV , WDIV seeks to track the performance of the S&P 500 Global Dividend Aristocrats Index. The index is comprised of high-yielding stocks from around the world that have not cut dividends in the past 10 years. Index components (and fund holdings) must also meet size, liquidity and payout ratio requirements. WDIV’s expense ratio is 0.40%. This is higher than other index funds on our list, but is typical for a fund with international exposure. Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP xlp , XLP invests in S&P 500 companies that operate in the consumer staples sector. These are primarily beverage companies, household and personal care product manufacturers, food companies, food retailers, and tobacco companies. You’ll identify with most of the stocks in this fund’s portfolio. Procter & Gamble PG Is Select Utilities Sector SPDR Fund (XLU xlu , XLU invests in S&P 500 companies in the utilities sector, in the same fund family as XLP. The fund has the highest exposure to electric utilities and companies that provide electricity in many forms. There are also smaller risks to water utilities, renewable electricity producers and gas utilities. Like other sector funds in this family, XLU has an expense ratio of 0.10%. Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT VHT , VHT invests in large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap US healthcare stocks. This includes biotech firms, health care distributors, manufacturers of health care equipment, facility operators, service providers and pharmaceutical companies. Top holdings include UnitedHealth Group uhhh abbv MSCI The US Investable Market Health Care 25/50 Index and VHT have an expense ratio of 0.10%. iShares Global REIT ETF (REET Betrayal , REET invests in various types of REITs (Real Estate Income Trusts) around the world. REITs produce high dividends and capital appreciation. However, they can be unstable. This fund addresses potential volatility through diversification. Holdings include REITs ranging from developed to emerging markets and in a range of specialties including retail, office, health care and residential real estate. The fund operates with an efficient expense ratio of 0.14%. Global X Superincome Preferred ETF (SPFF) PFF , The SPFF invests in the 50 highest yielding preferred securities in the United States and Canada. Preferred are hybrid assets that share characteristics of stocks and bonds. They pay tax-efficient dividends. But, those dividends can be structured like a loan with a fixed or floating rate. The company may choose to forgo its preferred dividend when cash is tight. SPFF pays a monthly dividend and has an impressive yield. Preferred stock doesn’t appreciate the way common stock does, so dividends will carry the total return. The fund’s expense ratio is 0.58%. Risk Parity ETF (RPAR) , RPAR invests in a variety of asset classes to limit downside risk in weak markets, while still allowing for gains in strong markets. The Fund takes a risk parity approach – a complex allocation strategy that strategically weights the risk across asset classes to manage overall risk and return. The Fund uses leverage in its strategy. RPAR has a gross expense ratio of 0.53%. Methodology for selecting these ETFs As mentioned, general uncertainty regarding financial markets and the US economy warrants a defensive outlook in the year ahead. The dividend ETFs on our list follow that mindset. Cumulatively, they provide exposure to high quality stocks, defensive sectors and alternative assets that are not directly correlated to US equities. high quality etfs The first three choices—SCHD, QDIV and WDIV—are quality-focused funds. They largely hold established companies with strong balance sheets and sustainable dividends. Sector ETF XLP, XLU and VHT provide exposure to consumer staples, utilities and healthcare. These sectors often hold up well in weak economies because they are among the last things consumers deduct from their household budgets. And this is understandable. It is difficult to function without access to toothpaste, electricity and our essential medicines. alternative asset Alternative assets can be volatile, so they don’t fit the typical mold of a defensive investment. What they can deliver, however, is performance that does not move in lockstep with the US equity market. If you expect US stocks to struggle in the year ahead, it’s attractive, in small doses. Note that these nine dividend ETFs are not intended to be a complete portfolio for 2023. They provide three different approaches to an uncertain year. You can mix and match those approaches to suit your risk tolerance and investment goals. How to Choose the Best Dividend ETF There are many more high dividend yield ETFs available that may have a role to play in your portfolio. As you research your options, it’s wise to compare them on a few key features: expense ratio: The expense ratio tells you how much you are charged annually for the fund’s administrative costs. A lower expense ratio means more of the underlying investment return flows through your bottom line. dividend yield: Use the yield to estimate the income from an ETF. Also evaluate the yield relative to the risk level of the fund. Higher risk should lead to higher output, but potentially less reliable yield. Dividend Track Record: How much does the dividend payout fluctuate from quarter to quarter or month to month? Can you handle income volatility? total return: The fund’s total return includes dividend income and appreciation. A high dividend yield is best analyzed in terms of total return. Trading Volume: Trading volume is an indicator of market sentiment. There is a demand for heavily traded ETFs, which can make them easier to sell. ETF Vs. shares ETFs can provide diversification and income, but investors can have more control and higher leverage than they can with stocks. Getty Many investors prefer ETFs over individual stocks because they are easier to manage. With ETFs, you can create a diversified portfolio with just a few positions. If you’ve invested in dividend-paying stocks, you probably want 20 or more individual holdings. Nevertheless, there are many reasons why you may prefer stocks over ETFs. Contains: More Controls: You can pick and choose what you want with the stock. You can increase or decrease a position at any time without affecting the rest of your portfolio. Greater Potential: It is possible to beat the market with a selective collection of stocks. If you’re investing in broad-based index funds – such as a total market fund or an S&P 500 fund, it’s not possible to beat the market. Free: ETFs have administrative fees, while stocks do not. Those fees reduce your investment return. You can manage the drawbacks of those ETFs to some extent. For example, you can lean on broad-based index funds into smaller, more specialized funds for greater control and return potential. You would also choose low fee funds whenever possible. Types of Dividend ETFs Fortunately, there are many dividend ETFs out there, which means you can customize an ETF portfolio in countless ways. Your fund options fall into five main categories: Dividend Appreciation ETF: These Invest in companies that have historically increased their dividends regularly. High Yield Dividend ETFs: High yield dividend ETFs invest in companies with generous dividend payouts relative to their peers. Quality Factor Dividend ETFs: These screen their stock holdings for quality. The screening method can be defined by … Credit: /

VHT Studios Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was VHT Studios founded?

    VHT Studios was founded in 1998.

  • Where is VHT Studios's headquarters?

    VHT Studios's headquarters is located at 6400 Shafer Court, Rosemont.

  • What is VHT Studios's latest funding round?

    VHT Studios's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did VHT Studios raise?

    VHT Studios raised a total of $6.4M.

  • Who are the investors of VHT Studios?

    Investors of VHT Studios include Matterport, Paycheck Protection Program, Hopewell Ventures, Technology Development Fund and Illinois Technology Development Alliance.

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