DTD is not an ETF I own, but I like many of its characteristics. The secret of success is to buy with a long-term perspective and reinvest the dividends. Compare DTD with SPY for dividend growth. Notice the areas in green.

Watch for Growth

I like the top holdings in this ETF. Companies like Microsoft, AT&T, Apple, Exxon Mobil JPMorgan Chase, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson are some of the top holdings. Buy with a long-term perspective and reinvest the dividends to build your share count. This then builds your dividend income every quarter. It is a nice snowball rolling down the hill.

DTD Data Points worth knowing:

Expense Ratio                                               0.28% A reasonable cost.

Assets Under Management (AUM)           591M – A bit too small for my taste.

ETF Category                                                  Large Cap Value

Net Asset Value (NAV)                                   $87.46 per share

Turnover Ratio                                              11% Excellent and stable.

Total Holdings                                                872 – Excellent diversification.

Dividend yield                                                2.94% – A solid yield.

5-Year Returns                                                  5-year is 50.37% which is good.

Ranking (DTD – Real-Time SMART Grade™) on etfdailynews.com is #37 of 82 in this class of ETFs.

The XTF.COM rating for DTD is 9.0 out of 10.0 with four Morningstar stars.

Comparable ETFs: SDY, FVD, DLN and SPYD.

You can find the XTF, Morningstar and other ratings when you are signed on to a Fidelity Investments accounts. I prefer the XTF rating over Morningstar.

Don’t be fooled by the size of the bars! DTD is growing faster than SPY.

Recommendation: Buy DTD and/or comparable ETFs for a long-term plan. I currently prefer VYM and SCHD for my personal IRA.

LINK: https://etfdailynews.com/etf/DTD/