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Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs

Published Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:25:16 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

In my first exclusive article for Seeking Alpha, I presented the Blogger's Portfolio, an imaginary portfolio compiled by aggregating the public portfolios of dividend growth investment (NYSE: DGI) bloggers. At the time, McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) and AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) topped the list of most popular dividend growth stocks held by DGI bloggers with public portfolios.
I repeated the exercise last year, creating the 2015 edition of the Blogger's Portfolio with data from 43 public portfolios listed on my blogroll. The most popular stock, held by no fewer than 36 out of 43 portfolios, was Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). AT&T and Coca-Cola swapped places, while McDonald's dropped to seventh place.
Soon I'll present the 2016 edition of the Blogger's Portfolio.
With this article, I'm presenting a similar analysis using a different data source - the top 25 holdings of dividend ETFs (exchange-traded funds).
ETFs and Dividend ETFs
An ETF is an investment fund traded on a stock exchange, much like stocks. ETFs can hold assets like stocks, commodities, or bonds, and trade close to net asset value during the trading day. Many ETFs track an index and some use leverage, such as options, to boost returns.
ETF shareholders are entitled to a proportion of profits, such as earned interest or dividends received.
As a dividend growth investor, I'm interested in Dividend ETFs, which invest in... Read more