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DGRO: The Best 2019 ETF For Dividend Growth Investors

Published Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:55:24 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Over the almost 4 years that I have been writing for Seeking Alpha, I have come to appreciate the viewpoint and perspective of dividend growth investors.
As you have likely gathered from the title, I will focus on the concept that, for at least some investors, ETFs offer a nice option with which to engage in dividend growth investing. I have covered this area before. However, I recently compared several competitors in this segment and have arrived at what I believe to be your best choice in 2019. My selection is the iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF (DGRO).
In this article, I will put my selection up against two worthy competitors. I will briefly touch on aspects of their construction as well as performance, with an eye to balancing risk vs. reward. At the end of the article, I will also address what might appear to be an inconsistency; the fact that I do not hold the very ETF I am recommending in my own portfolio.
But first, a little background.
Are DGI and ETFs Compatible?
Longtime ETF Monkey readers may be familiar with my July 2017 article featuring 20 Top Stocks For A Monthly Dividend Portfolio. In terms of page views, it is my most popular article ever for this platform. At the conclusion of the article, I revealed that I had 'put my money where my mouth was,' including the featured stocks in my personal portfolio.
Along the way, I became very familiar with the school of thought of DGI investors. These investors focus on a steadily growing stream of income... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF 120.84   0.0 0.00 0.00 1.58


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