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Why You Should Invest in Dividend Growth ETFs Now

Major indexes have been on a roller coaster since the start of 2022 as investors are concerned about higher inflation, rising rates and the fast-spreading Omicron variant.

China’s zero-tolerance policy for Covid has led to frequent lockdowns at its ports and factories, which means supply chain disruptions could continue in the coming months and keep inflation high.

The Fed could raise rates more quickly than earlier expected to tame inflation. The Fed fund futures currently indicate more than 80% probability of a rate hike in March.

Corporate earnings and economic growth are expected to slow down in 2022, but remain significantly above trend levels. In this environment, it makes sense to invest in high quality companies with solid balance sheets and stable cash flows. Dividend Growth ETFs provide diversified access to such stocks.

The Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) is the most popular dividend ETF with over $68 billion in assets. The fund charges just 6 basis points in annual fees. Microsoft (MSFT) and JP Morgan (JPM) are its top holdings.

The Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) focuses on the quality and sustainability of dividends. The product has an expense ratio of just 6 basis points. Pfizer (PFE) and Broadcom (AVGO) are its top holdings.

The iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF (DGRO) selects its holdings by dividends, dividend growth and payout ratio. The fund charges just 8 basis points in annual fees. Apple (AAPL) and J&J (JNJ) are among the top holdings.

To learn more about these ETFs, please watch the short video above,

 


Infrastructure Stock Boom to Sweep America

A massive push to rebuild the crumbling U.S. infrastructure will soon be underway. It’s bipartisan, urgent, and inevitable. Trillions will be spent. Fortunes will be made.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
Apple Inc. (AAPL): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
Pfizer Inc. (PFE): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
Broadcom Inc. (AVGO): Free Stock Analysis Report
 
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG): ETF Research Reports
 
iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF (DGRO): ETF Research Reports
 
Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD): ETF Research Reports
 
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