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