A change in S&P Dow Jones investment classifications has the potential to change the makeup of some dividend-focused ETFs.

Last month MSCI and S&P Dow Jones Indices announced that their Global Industry Classification System (GICS) will soon count real estate -- and, therefore, many REITS -- as a separate investment category rather than as a subset of financials.

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