Gold-rated Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index has had strong results and a compelling risk profile over the last decade.
This dividend strategy has shone during market downturns by favoring companies with durable competitive advantages.
Defensive strategies, like those followed by low-volatility ETFs, can produce better risk-adjusted returns while smoothing out the highs and lows of the market.
Whether you prefer an active or an index approach, our analysts say these are the best of breed.
Your knowledge level, desire to be hands-on, tax status, and tolerance for short-term volatility can help you identify the right investments.
A look at whether low-volatility ETFs make sense over the long haul.