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What to Look for in a Dividend ETF (Part 1)

Dividend durability, dividend growth, and a low fee are trademarks of solid dividend exchange-traded funds.

Ben Johnson 22.01.2021
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Exchange-traded funds belonging to Morningstar's "dividend" strategic-beta group form one of the largest contingents within this universe as measured by assets under management. As of the end of November 2020, these funds collectively held US$223 billion of investors' assets.

This group has been growing at a blistering pace in recent years. During the past decade, dividend ETFs have attracted US$140 billion in new money.

This should come as little surprise; interest rates have been trending lower, and demand for reliable sources of investment income has surged as the first waves of baby boomers have entered retirement.

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Ben Johnson  Ben Johnson, CFA is the Director of Passive Fund Research with Morningstar.

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