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A Checklist for Assessing Dividend ETFs

Ben Johnson, CFA (ben.johnson@morningstar.com)

A version of this article appeared in the June 2019 issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor. Exchange-traded products belonging to Morningstar's “dividend” strategic-beta group form one of the largest contingents within this universe as measured by assets under management. This should come as little surprise in the context of the prevailing interest-rate regime and the secular upward trend in demand for sources of investment income, as the first waves of baby boomers have entered retirement.