Having grabbed $50 million in assets under management already, SDOG might become a mainstay at the dividend ETF table. I still prefer Vanguard High Dividend Yield for the lower-cost structure and ease of trade; that is, as an institutional money manager, I am able to enter and exit VYM with remarkable ease. Discussed another way, an individual who chooses to buy-n-hold a dividend fund should consider SDOG. On the other hand, if you choose to stagger stop-limit loss orders to
protect against extreme downside risk , you should stick with a battle-tested fund like VYM. This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.