iShares Core High Dividend ETF Relies On Defensive Sectors

iShares Core High Dividend ETF Relies On Defensive Sectors

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  • HDV is one of the highest yielding large cap dividend ETFs.
  • HDV has heavy exposure to utilities and consumer staples.
  • HDV performs well in volatile markets, but also lags when interest rates increase.

Dividend ETFs are more popular than ever thanks to the central banks of the world giving us zero interest rate policies (ZIRP), but the word “dividend” in an ETF means different things in different funds. Some funds target very high yields, such as Global X SuperDividend (NYSEARCA:SDIV), but others such as Vanguard Dividend Appreciation (NYSEARCA:VIG) aim for growth, while WisdomTree has an entire lineup of ETFs that use dividends as a selection factor in their indexes. Investors benefit from having a wide range of choices among dividend funds, with sector and international exposure sliced and diced in many different ways. Picking the right fund for a portfolio can be a chore though, since investors can dig through dozens of options… To Continue Reading, Please Click Here.

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