You can invest in either stocks or mutual funds, but in 1999 State Street came out with an ETF or exchange-traded fund. It is a type of mutual fund that is traded like a stock. Since then, many ETFs have popped onto the market.
For those interested in dividend investing and dividend stocks, the ETF has been a way to diversify your holdings making dividend investing much more straightforward. Vanguard ETFs have been known as some of the best on the market creating dividend ETFs like VYM and VIG.