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Top 7 Dividend ETFs For 2018

Published Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Two more have made it to the top!

SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (SPYD) is a new entry for the top 7 dividend ETFs which used to be the top 5 dividend ETFs. Here were the previous 5:
Ticker ETF Index (NYSEARCA: SCHD) Schwab U.S Dividend Equity ETF Dow Jones U.S. Dividend 100 Index (NYSEARCA: VYM) Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF FTSE High Dividend Yield Index (NYSEARCA: VIG) Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF Nasdaq US Dividend Achievers Select Index (NYSEARCA: DGRO) iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF Morningstar U.S. Dividend Growth Index (NYSEARCA: HDV) iShares Core High Dividend ETF Morningstar Dividend Yield Focus Index
SPYD is materially different from the other contenders. Several of the other ETFs created a backbone for the portfolio that the investor would want to surround with utilities and REITs. SPYD includes much higher allocations to REITs and utilities. That in itself makes them a very unique ETF. Like the other entries for top dividends ETFs so far, it carries a low expense ratio. For SPYD the expense ratio is only .07%. Meanwhile, the yield on SPYD is 3.8%. For investors who are primarily focused on creating dividend income through ETFs, this ETF would be a very logical choice.

The sector allocations for SPYD are relatively balanced across the cyclical, sensitive, and defensive groupings. For investors relying on the income, I would favor a more defensive tilt. For instance, the investor could ramp up their allocation to the... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
VANGUARD HIGH DIVIDEND YIELD ETF 86.01   0.0 0.00 0.00 2.93
VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF 106.21   0.0 0.00 0.00 2.12

VANGUARD HIGH DIVIDEND YIELD ETF - VYM
VANGUARD HIGH DIVIDEND YIELD ETF - VYM  


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