As you know, I already have a holding of Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF in my ISA account, and recently did a bit of research on some similar ETFs that have added focus on dividend appreciation over time.
I looked at NOBL – Pro Shares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF – and VIG – Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF. Both of these funds suited my intention of diversifying into a fund which might produce less income but more growth.
In the end I decided to buy the Vanguard fund for now, as the index which it tracks – NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers Select Index – has more interesting characteristics and also provides a slightly longer barbell.
In my case all US ETFs need to go into tax free funds such as SIPPs and ISAs. This is because the U.K. tax treatment in an ordinary investment account will most probably be detrimental, and the double tax agreement applies to SIPPs and ISAs too.