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Investors usually find dividend-paying assets to be great investment choices. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are investment vehicles that trade like stocks, but like a mutual fund hold a bundle of securities. Dividend ETFs focus on dividend-paying securities and usually track a dividend index,  providing a reliable distribution for shareholders.

4 Benefits of Dividend ETFs

  • Instant diversification of the basket of holdings in the ETF.
  • ETFs provide both general and segmented investing strategies; they can cover the overall market or only a specific market capitalization, volatility, or geography- just to name a few factors.
  • Simplicity of owning many holdings within one vehicle, which saves time and commissions compared to holding each security separately.
  • Lower fees compared to other investment vehicles such as mutual funds.

Below, we’ve provided a sample list of the major dividend paying ETFs. Please note that ETFs may have different tax implications and liquidity than regular equities, so speak to a professional financial advisor first.

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ETF Symbol Company Name Dividend Yield Current Price % Off 52-Week High YTD Return Avg. Daily Volume 6-Mo. Trend
BDCS UBS E-TRACS Linked to the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index 7.89% $22.54 -9.80% N/A 20,710
CVY Guggenheim Multi-Asset Income ETF 4.34% $20.29 -1.36% N/A 91,503
DEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund 2.83% $38.30 -2.87% N/A 314,918 -
DES WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund 3.69% $80.98 -4.01% N/A 133,971 -
DEW WisdomTree Global Equity Income Fund 3.23% $43.57 -1.89% N/A 11,939 -
DFE WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund 3.20% $55.86 -6.29% N/A 116,189
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Fund 3.91% $63.30 -1.85% N/A 47,232
DGS WisdomTree Emerging Market SmallCap Fund 2.42% $40.45 -6.37% N/A 141,516 -
DHS WisdomTree High-Yielding Equity Fund 4.53% $66.97 -2.40% N/A 80,802 -
DIM WisdomTree International MidCap Dividend Fund 2.17% $56.80 -1.59% N/A 11,258 -
DLN WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund 4.30% $80.03 -1.26% N/A 110,961 -
DLS WisdomTree International SmallCap Fund 3.12% $61.79 -0.64% N/A 72,331 -
DNL WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Growth Fund 1.55% $46.85 -7.47% N/A 9,569 -
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 3.03% $43.71 -1.20% N/A 40,918 -
DON WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund 4.13% $95.05 -1.99% N/A 141,992 -
DOO WisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials Fund 3.35% $38.34 -4.48% N/A 28,973
DTD WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund 3.87% $81.49 -1.24% N/A 27,129 -
DTH WisdomTree DEFA High-Yielding Equity Fund 3.40% $38.82 -1.12% N/A 23,392 -
DTN WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund 5.95% $80.86 -1.77% N/A 25,945
DVY iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund 3.16% $88.26 -2.59% N/A 1,118,110
DVYE iShares Emerging Markets Dividend Index Fund 0.34% $36.13 -4.14% N/A 75,598 -
DVYL UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged Dow Jones Select Dividend Index ETN 10.40% $59.57 -10.31% N/A 4,916 -
DWX SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF 8.70% $36.84 -2.62% N/A 191,847 -
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 3.96% $50.10 -3.32% N/A 5,661,940 -
EDIV SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF 2.25% $27.67 -7.40% N/A 90,118
FDD First Trust STOXX European Select Dividend Index Fund 2.70% $11.84 -7.14% N/A 286,994 -
FDL First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund 3.83% $27.75 -1.94% N/A 372,710 -
FGD First Trust DJ Global Select Dividend Index Fund 3.91% $23.81 -1.33% N/A 65,682 -
FPE First Trust Preferred Securities and Income ETF 5.38% $19.22 -5.37% N/A 674,181
FVD First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund 2.46% $28.05 -1.79% N/A 620,744 -
GRI ALPS Cohen & Steers Global Realty Majors ETF 4.41% $41.77 -11.18% N/A 8,976
GYLD ArrowShares Dow Jones Global Yield ETF 1.82% $18.69 -6.50% N/A 51,403
HDV iShares High Dividend Equity Fund 3.21% $81.68 -3.14% N/A 545,006 -
HGI Guggenheim International Multi-Asset Income ETF 3.55% $15.55 -0.32% N/A 4,134 -
ICF iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Major 6.27% $99.59 -11.44% N/A 410,511 -
IDV iShares Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend 2.19% $30.35 -1.24% N/A 752,536 -
IYR iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate Index Fund 5.59% $76.94 -10.33% N/A 8,729,910 -
KBWD Invesco PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio 8.56% $23.14 -3.50% N/A 63,705
LVL Guggenheim S&P Global Dividend Opportunities Index ETF 3.91% $10.35 -1.43% N/A 27,205 -
MORL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2XLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN 57.36% $15.43 -6.09% N/A 304,256
OASI O'Shares FTSE Asia Pacific Quality Dividend ETF 1.92% $26.10 -5.47% N/A 2,023 -
OEUR O'Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF 0.78% $21.72 -10.51% N/A 20,498 -
OUSA O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF 1.15% $27.46 -3.78% N/A 138,592
PEY Invesco PowerShares High Yield Dividend Achievers 2.84% $16.90 -2.09% N/A 449,531 -
PFF iShares S&P US Preferred Stock Fund 6.48% $37.66 -6.64% N/A 3,978,740 -
PFM Invesco PowerShares Dividend Achievers 4.06% $23.01 -2.09% N/A 25,814 -
PGF Invesco PowerShares Financial Preferred Portfolio 5.55% $18.15 -7.21% N/A 740,050 -
PGX Invesco PowerShares Preferred Portfolio 5.85% $14.37 -7.29% N/A 2,803,910 -
PID Invesco PowerShares Intl Dividend Achievers 4.87% $14.68 -2.65% N/A 246,442 -
RDIV RevenueShares Ultra Dividend Fund 3.65% $34.36 -3.16% N/A 119,805 -
RWXL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2XLeveraged Dow Jones International Real Estate ETN 0.00% $33.52 -1.47% N/A 375 -
SCHD Charles Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF 3.68% $43.37 -2.82% N/A 618,077
SDIV Global X SuperDividend ETF 6.81% $21.24 -3.01% N/A 227,803
SDY SPDR S&P Dividend ETF 3.64% $85.59 -2.99% N/A 935,982
SDYL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged S&P Dividend ETN 5.04% $68.00 -3.24% N/A 1,540
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF 2.68% $86.09 -1.49% N/A 905,868
VRP PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio 5.11% $24.80 -4.80% N/A 344,440
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF 3.54% $75.39 -2.40% N/A 1,182,350
YYY YieldShares High Income ETF 10.22% $18.78 -5.15% N/A 54,013 -

* Stock Price shown is previous day’s closing price.

** Recommended date/price reflects the stock’s price on the day the stock was added to the list.

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