Clients looking for an income stream are mostly likely interested in bonds (which are making news mostly because of low yields), or dividend-paying stocks.

We've highlighted the importance of dividends before, looking both at individual stocks, as well as the total returns of funds. However, those rankings were based on past performance data.

Today we look ahead at expected, future dividend ratios. Based on projections, of course, these mutual funds and ETFs have the highest expected dividends per share over the next five years, compared to their share price today. As always, we also show the expense ratios of each fund. Click through to see the top 20 funds or click here for the slideshow 

All data from Morningstar.

 

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