An ETF trades exactly like a stock does on the trading exchange, expect that the investment is made into a portfolio of securities. There could be as little as 20 or 30 different stocks within the ETF, or even hundreds. Right off the bat, a key advantage is that the investment is diversified among different stocks and sectors.
Before investing in ETFs look for:
1) Percentage holdings in the ETF
2) History of dividend payment
Some of the <a href="https://www.incomeinvestors.com/top-10-dividend-etfs-invest-2017/14805/">best dividend ETFs</a> for 2017 are:
Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF with 2.31% yield
iShares Select Dividend ETF with 3.73% yield
iShares Core High Dividend ETF with 3.43% yield
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