High Dividend ETFs

Taking into account extremely growing popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and the proven benefits of dividend investing strategies, it becomes important   to explore ETFs focused on dividends for private investor.High dividend  ETFs primarily hold a basket of dividend-paying stocks and pay out a dividend at regular intervals

List of top 25 high-dividend ETFs

Below is a list of 25 high-dividend ETFs, ordered by dividend yield.

Symbol

Fund

Dividend Yield

Expense Ratio

SDIV

Global X SuperDividend ETF

10.37%

0.59%

DVYE

iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF

9.52%

0.49%

SDEM

Global X MSCI SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF

9.05%

0.66%

DIV

Global X SuperDividend U.S. ETF

8.44%

0.46%

EFAS

Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF

7.26%

0.56%

FGD

First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund

6.88%

0.59%

WBIY

WBI Power Factor High Dividend ETF

6.58%

0.70%

DEM

WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund

6.46%

0.63%

IDV

iShares International Select Dividend ETF

6.44%

0.49%

DVYA

iShares Asia/Pacific Dividend ETF

6.39%

0.49%

FDD

First Trust Stoxx European Select Dividend Index Fund

6.34%

0.58%

WDIV

SPDR S&P Global Dividend ETF

6.26%

0.40%

FID

First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF

6.21%

0.60%

FIDI

Fidelity International High Dividend ETF

6.11%

0.39%

RDIV

Invesco S&P Ultra Dividend Revenue ETF

5.84%

0.39%

EDIV

SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF

5.77%

0.49%

HDAW

Xtrackers MSCI All World ex U.S. High Dividend Yield Equity ETF

5.62%

0.20%

PEY

Invesco High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers ETF

5.60%

0.52%

DTH

WisdomTree International High Dividend Fund

5.54%

0.58%

VWID

Virtus WMC International Dividend ETF

5.52%

0.49%

DEW

WisdomTree Global High Dividend Fund

5.44%

0.58%

HDEF

Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Equity ETF

5.38%

0.20%

FDL

First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund

5.10%

0.45%

VYMI

Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF

5.04%

0.27%

DHS

WisdomTree U.S. High Dividend Fund

5.03%

0.38%

Data current as of Dec. 5, 2020.

How to chose high dividend ETFs to invest

There are hundreds of high dividend ETFs traded at global markets. ETF typically includes dozens, if not hundreds, of above average paying dividend stocks.  Of coursw ir provides sort of diversifications, but does nor guarantee constant passive income.

Here’s how to buy a dividend stock ETF:

1. Find a broadly diversified dividend ETF. You can typically find dividend ETFs by searching for them on your broker’s website.

Probably the safest choice is a low-cost fund that picks dividend stocks from the S&P 500 stock index. That offers a broadly diversified package of top U.S. companies.

2. Analyze the ETF. Make sure the ETF is invested in stocks (also called equities), not bonds. You’ll also want to check the following:

The dividend yield. This is how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price, and is usually expressed as a percentage.

5-year returns. Generally, higher is better.

Expense ratio. This is the ETF’s annual fee, paid out of your investment in the fund. Look for an expense ratio that is under 0.50%, but lower is better.

Stock size. Dividend ETFs can be invested in companies with large, medium or small capitalization (referred to as large caps, mid caps and small caps). Large caps are generally the safest, while small caps are the riskiest.

3. Buy the ETF. You can buy ETFs just like you’d buy a stock, through an online broker. A good approach is to buy them regularly, to take advantage of dollar-cost averaging.

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