Places to Hide in a Stock Market Crash: Dividend-Paying ETFs
When equity values are crashing (remember 2008-2009?) things can be very scary. But if you’re a hearty investor intent on staying the course with your money, then why not do so while also getting paid to hold?
Income investors prepping for the retirement they deserve already know about the power of top dividend-paying stocks such as AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK). And while owning these stocks is good, you can diversify your dividend-paying exposure with dividend-paying equity ETFs.
Two of my favorites are the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEARCA:VIG) and the iShares Select Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:DVY). Both funds offer low-cost access to the biggest and arguably best large-cap dividend-paying stalwarts. If you’re looking to hide out during the next market crash, both funds represent a stout fortress.