I pick my own dividend paying stocks in my taxable accounts, and wouldn't have it any other way. I know some of you have mentioned that they have absolutely no time to dedicate to picking stocks. It makes sense - if you are working 60 hours/week, and have a lot of other responsibilities, you might not have any time for picking stocks. I get it. I also know that some do not enjoy the process of developing and following their own plan. So when some readers have historically asked me for the best dividend ETF, I was unable to answer this question. And I was against dividend ETF's in general.
I have previously been unable to answer this question on the Best Dividend ETF, because most products out there had high expense ratios or have had dividend payments that were not growing overall. In my search for a good dividend ETF or fund I would be looking for something like:
- Look for consistently growing dividends
- Low portfolio turnover
- Low cost
- A track record of regular dividend increases