This ETF weights mid-caps by the dollar amount of dividends paid, instead of simply targeting the highest-yielding stocks.
Popular dividend-oriented ETFs that tilt toward yield or dividend growth have their roots in the teachings of Ben Graham.
This ETF's approach may be simple, but its low fee gives it a durable edge.
While the S&P's "aristocrats" have a long track record of increasing dividends, this fund places more emphasis on higher-yielding and potentially riskier stocks.
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