iQ International Income Model



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The iQ International Income Model  seeks to provide current monthly income with capital appreciation as a secondary objective.


As of 1/31/2019, the iQ International Income Model’s dividend yield was 8.28%. Since the Model’s back-tested inception date, its average annual yield has been 8.61%. As important, the standard deviation on the Model’s historical yield has been a very low 0.66%.


  1. Begin with every domestically-traded closed-end and exchange-traded global income and international income fund.

  2. Rank by trading volume and keep the top 10.

  3. Rank the remaining 10 companies by 12-month progressive relative strength and select the top 5.

  4. Rebalance every 3 months.