Investors should be constantly searching for a better deal. Brokerages are aware of the importance of costs, and several firms are dropping their online trading charges. Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) already went from $8.95 to $6.95 and then to $4.95. Fidelity may have prompted the second cut when it went down to $4.95. Lower trading costs are great for investors, even if they are not trading frequently. For the ETF investor, it also reduces the incentive to stick with whichever ETFs are eligible for free trading with their brokerage.

Over the last few years, there has been intense competition for investments in ETFs, and it has brought the expense ratios down. The result was several solid options available for investors at much more reasonable ratios.

There are five dividend ETFs that quickly come to mind as strong options for the investor seeking a solid yield and growth in dividends paid. They were also screened to ensure fairly low operating expenses. There are a few others worthy of mention, but starting with five makes the comparison much easier. These are five of the greatest dividend ETFs for investors who want to protect themselves from high expense ratios without giving up a strong yield or a diversified portfolio. These are strong contenders for the top five dividend ETFs for 2017……..READ MORE

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