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8 Best Dividend Funds for Retirees

Just how important are stock dividends? Over the long haul, these cash payouts have accounted for some 40% of overall U.S. market returns. In periods of poor stock market performance, they’ve played an even larger role in returns. For that reason, we set out to find the best dividend-oriented exchange-traded funds. As you’ll see, each ETF has its own strategy, tied to the particular index it tracks.

Funds are listed in alphabetical order. All prices, returns, yields and portfolio data are through May 4.

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