Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: VIG)
Assets under management (AUM): $21.1 billion
Comment: TD Ameritrade clients can access VIG, the largest U.S. dividend ETF, commission-free. That is a nice bonus when considering VIG is also one of the least expensive dividend ETFs with annual fees of just 0.1%, making the fund less expensive than 91% of competing products.
VIG gained nearly 9% last year, which trailed the S&P 500, but the ETF has a cult-like following because it only includes stocks that have raised dividends for at least 10 consecutive years. Top 10 holdings include Dow components Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT).
TD Ameritrade also offers VIG’s stablemate, the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (NYSEArca: VYM), commission-free.