Dividends are a portion of earnings that a company distributes to all its shareholders every year. Dividend return is one of the most important things to be considered while investing for long term. It’s the additional return on top of what investors earn through price appreciation
The net asset value (NAV) of an ETF is based on the current prices of the stocks/assets in the fund and an actual accounting of the total cash in the fund at the time of calculation. Market price can be different from real time NAV due to late market activity and both tend to converge periodically. A market price close to real time NAV is much better for investment!