5 Low-Risk Dividend Funds — and 3 Aggressive High-Yield ETFs

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Low-Risk Dividend Fund #3: SPDR S&P Dividend ETF

StateStreetSPDR185 5 Low Risk Dividend Funds    and 3 Aggressive High Yield ETFsExpense ratio: 0.35%
1-Year Return:
16%
Dividend Yield:
3.1%
Net Assets:
$9 billion
Top Holdings:
Avon (NYSE:AVP), Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), AT&T (NYSE:T)

The SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSE:SDY) also provides a bigger headline yield than the low-fee Vanguard option, but treads the middle ground between VIG and the iShares fund with a roughly 20% allocation in consumer staples and 15% in utilities. The performance, however, lags behind on a share-price basis. This fund is tied to the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats index, a list of stocks that have 25 straight years of consecutive dividend increases and thus a great record of stability in payouts.

For more info, visit this ETF’s page on the SPDRs website.


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