Advisers looking to include small- and mid-cap issues as part of a balanced domestic equities portfolio can look to ETFs for somewhat easy and inexpensive options. But if the plan is to feature dividend-focused small- and mid-cap ETFs, there are limited choices to pick from.

Of close to 2,000 ETFs available in the U.S., a search revealed only four that are exclusively dividend-driven and which also hold just domestic small- or mid-cap stocks. Two of the portfolios feature issues that have exhibited dividend growth while the other two ETFs include all dividend payers in their capitalization range.

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