Published Mon, 06 Aug 2018 07:48:11 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
As my regular readers will know I am a fan of growing dividends (VIG) and also big dividends (VYM). My dividend stock portfolio approach is split between the dividend growth model and that higher yield or big juicy dividend factor. My Canadian companies are more high yield by way of my Canadian Wide Moat 7, whereas for my US holdings I skim the Dividend Achievers Index. Here's an article on that adventure with Buying Dividend Growth Stocks Without Looking.
For ease and simple diversification investors may go the ETF or Exchange-Traded Fund route. Two of the more popular funds in the higher yield area are the previously mentioned Vanguard VYM fund and the Schwab (SCHD). One of the most-read dividend focused authors on Seeking Alpha, David Van Knapp, has selected SCHD as his dividend fund of choice as the fund is closest to the criteria that he would use when selecting individual stocks. Of course we all have to practice that same discipline; knowing our goals and then matching the investments to those goals. Here is a very nice evaluation where David compares SCHD to (SPHD).
Both VYM and SCHD slant toward the higher yield; toward those big juicy dividends. That said, some investors might not consider the 3.2% yield of VYM and the 3.0% yield of SCHD to be all that juicy. But that is the environment that we live in today when we ask for a dividend growth history and a more generous yield. SCHD tracks the Nasdaq 100 US Dividend Index. That index demands companies have at... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|UNITED PARCEL SERVICE||95.85||18.3||5.24||3.84||3.94|
|ISHARES DOW JONES SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX FUND||97.08||0.0||0.00||3.29||3.36|
|VANGUARD HIGH DIVIDEND YIELD ETF||85.34||0.0||0.00||0.00||3.06|
|PROCTER & GAMBLE||106.69||25.4||4.20||2.98||2.80|
|SPDR S&P DIVIDEND ETF||98.70||0.0||0.00||2.42||2.44|
|VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF||110.75||0.0||0.00||0.00||1.84|
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