Putting too much emphasis on dividend yield can harm the total return of your equity income investment.
It's important to look beyond these funds' label and understand what is in the tin.
Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation focuses on profitable firms that have consistently increased their dividend payments.
This fund favors highly profitable firms with durable competitive advantages.
Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF is one of our favorite equity-income funds.
Despite their popularity, the average dividend-focused fund isn’t trading at a premium relative to the broad market.
Among the many new launches, there were plenty of lumps of coal and a few diamonds to be found.
This distinctive strategy has a strong record, but its high turnover, fee, and myopic selection criterion detract from its appeal.