Noel Archard (with related chart via Tom Brakke) notes exposure varies widely for dividend ETFs...

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Noel Archard (with related chart via Tom Brakke) notes exposure varies widely for dividend ETFs depending on the tracked index. The DVY follows an index requiring a company's dividend be higher than its 5-year average, while the VIG and SDY require a decade or more of dividend growth. The HDV only requires dividends to have been paid over the last 5 years.