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3 FlexShares Dividend ETFs Vary on Volatility

The three funds all have eight of their respective top 10 stocks in common albeit in slightly different weightings; the top 10 holdings comprise 27% to 29% of each fund. The eight common holdings include a lot of mega caps that typically show up in broad-based funds including Exxon Mobil (XOM - Get Report), Altria (MO - Get Report) and Microsoft (MSFT).

The FlexShares Web site did not provide results from any backtesting of these funds but it is reasonable to conclude they did test the funds and found enough of a difference in the results to conclude the fund suite would be useful to investors. That seems very unlikely though, given the extreme overlapping of the three funds.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

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