Safe and Sleepy ETF Ideas for 2014

“A dividend ETF that is ex-financials helps offset what can be an overabundance of financials across your portfolio’s board,” writes Lowell.

Although it excludes financial services, a sector that has seen improving dividend growth in recent years, DTN does a good job of mixing cyclical and conservative sectors.

The $1.15 billion ETF allocates about 53% of its combined weight to the technology, utilities, industrial and staples sectors. DTN, which has hit a series of all-time highs this year, also pays a monthly dividend. Its annual fee is 0.38% with a distribution yield of 3%. [All-Time Highs for This Dividend ETF]

WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund

ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post. Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of VTV.