Dividend ETF's with the highest distribution
ETF's are exchange traded funds. They replicate an index of stocks in a efficient and cheap way. With the purchase of an ETF, an investor is investing in a basket of shares. There are more and more ETF's on the market investing in "high dividend stocks". The ETF's are investing in the stocks of the relative stock-index, earning the dividends these companies pay and distribute these dividends to the investors of the funds on a regularly basis. In this article you find the dividend-etfs with the highest dividend available on US-exchanges.
Investment success of those strategies depends on the quality of the index the ETF is replicating. The composition of the index defines which equities the ETF contains. While some ETFs were able to deliver high distributions and an increase in the funds value, others lagged to show sustainable investment performance. High dividends alone are no guaranty for performance if the stocks in the relevant index are lagging behind the general stock-market.
This list contains ETF's with a distribution yield higher than 5% on dividend-stocks, preferred shares and MLP's.
(for information purpose only, no buy-recommendation. As of 2013-04-08 via finviz.com/screener.ashx)
|Name||Dividend Yield||Ticker||Exchange||Avg Volume|
|ALPS Alerian MLP ETF||5.71%||AMLP||NYSE||3.08M|
|SPDR S&P International Dividend||6.3%||DWX||NYSE||193K|
|SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend||5.83%||EDIV||NYSE||146K|
|First Trust STOXX Euro Select Div Idx||5.04%||FDD||NYSE||40K|
|Arrow Dow Jones Global Yield ETF||7.94%||GYLD||NYSE||31K|
|PowerShares KBW Hi Div Yield Financial||7.96%||KBWD||NYSE||84K|
|Guggenheim S&P Global Dividend Opps Idx||7.19%||LVL||NYSE||56K|
|iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index||5.80%||PFF||NYSE||1.6M|
|Market Vectors Pref Secs ex Fincls ETF||5.97%||PFXF||NYSE||83K|
|PowerShares Financial Preferred||6.24%||PGF||NYSE||439K|
|SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock||6.29%||PSK||NYSE||71K|
|Global X SuperDividend ETF||7.07%||SDIV||NYSE||337K|