The Best Dividend ETF For Every Investment Objective

Published on May 24, 2013 | Updated February 25, 2014

Dividend strategies have long been a staple for fixed income investors, and with the explosion of the ETF world, investors now have more options than ever before. Some funds focus on firms with consistent payouts that have grown over the last decade or more, while others find value in companies that have the high yields. Both strategies can be highly beneficial to investors and neither one is ultimately superior to the other; the suitability of these funds depends on the client, and there are dozens of dividend ETFs (and ETNs) that offer potential for some big payouts [see also 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor].

Below, we compare and contrast some of the most popular dividend ETFs to help investors choose the fund that best suits their objectives: