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Dividend Investing Through Vanguard's High Dividend Yield ETF

Published Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:57:30 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

I started investing with dividend income in mind about 2.5 years ago. Most of my purchases have been individual dividend-paying stocks. Additionally, many of the dividend income investors that I follow focus on individual stocks.
However, as they say, there's more than one way to skin a cat. I looked into Vanguard's Total Stock Market Index ETF (VTI) and argued that a dividend growth investor would do well to look into this fund because it still pays out a quarterly dividend. I then compared VTI with Vanguard's Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) to see which was a better option for DGI investors. My conclusion was that both of these funds are good options for those who are looking to get some dividend income and growth over time.
Many dividend growth investors attempt to look for low-yielding companies that have room to grow their payouts over time. Both VIG and VTI have grown rapidly over the past several years. Vanguard also has a High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) that attempts to focus on higher yielding equities to increase current income for its owners.
As of December 15, 2017, VYM yielded 2.86 percent, which was higher than both VIG's 1.91 percent and VTI's 1.75 percent yields, respectively.
All three funds pay out dividend income quarterly, and all three have grown their dividend payouts over time. This growth can go toward buying additional shares through reinvestment, which can help those who are looking to build up a nice stream of passive income... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
VANGUARD HIGH DIVIDEND YIELD ETF 80.45   0.0 0.00 0.00 3.69


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