individual stocks or dividend ETFs

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For the past several years, things havenít been going that great for income investors. Fixed-income products didnít pay much, while high-yield dividend stocks could be risky. But rather than trying to pick the right individual stocks, many investors have used dividend exchange-traded funds (dividend ETFs ) to build their income portfolios. Why invest in dividend ETFs instead of individual stocks? Letís take a look.For those not in the know, a dividend ETF consists of dividend-paying stocks and usually tracks an index. In the U.S., there are around 150 ETFs that can be classified as dividend ETFs.

Which way should one go.

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Me so confused.

gwenjohnonly1 said:   For the past several years, things havenít been going that great for income investors. Fixed-income products didnít pay much, while high-yield dividend stocks could be risky. But rather than trying to pick the right individual stocks, many investors have used dividend exchange-traded funds (dividend ETFs ) to build their income portfolios. Why invest in dividend ETFs instead of individual stocks? Letís take a look.For those not in the know, a dividend ETF consists of dividend-paying stocks and usually tracks an index. In the U.S., there are around 150 ETFs that can be classified as dividend ETFs.

Which way should one go.

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Why did you just copy and paste.. part of the article?

https://www.incomeinvestors.com/invest-dividend-etfs-instead-ind...

Umm, use the ETF when you don't want to pick them yourself? Or you don't want to fool with holding 500 stocks in your account? The benefit is low costs and easy diversification. Whether their picks are better than yours is going to be up to you.

I personally think the idea of dividends is outdated, with commissions essentially at zero now. Choose your portfolio based on total return and risk, and sell a piece here and there to create your desired cash flows. Yes, I'm more or less ignoring the tax treatment.



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