Dividend stocks were red hot last year, as the über-volatile market sent investors headlong into what has traditionally been the most stable segment of the equity universe. And while it isn’t likely we’ll see quite as much volatility in 2012 as we did in the final four months of 2011, powerful unknowns such as Europe’s yet unresolved debt issues and China’s economic slowdown could put some real pressure on global economic growth—and by extension the fate of the world’s equity markets. That means we could be in for an extended period of volatility, and more capital inflows into the dividend space. (See my recent article on Don’t Touch These Stocks in 2012).
As investors, we can buy a well-thought out group of solid high-profile dividend stocks to gain exposure to the segment. What’s easier, however, is to buy targeted dividend ETFs that already contain baskets of the best—and highest yielding—dividend-paying securities.
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On the following pages are 5 dynamite dividend ETFs for 2012.