Dividend Achievers are similar to the aristocrats, the only difference being that they’ve hiked dividend payouts for the last 10 consecutive years. Many of the names that appear on the list of aristocrats will also appear as an achiever. [Coping With Deflation.]

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation (NYSEArca: VIG), PowerShares Dividend Achievers (NYSEArca: PEY) and PowerShares Dividend Achievers (NYSEArca: PFM).

The benefits of investing in dividend ETFs are twofold: companies that pay dividends give investors comfort regarding their financial standing, which in turn attracts more investors and pushes up the stock price.

Our ETF Analyzer shows that there are 30 dividend ETFs; you can sort them by performance and yield:

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