Equity: U.S. - High Dividend Yield

FVD Top Performer Intra-day
Price $29.96
Today’s Change -0.56%
4:00pm 04/19/2018
WBIY Bottom Performer Intra-day
Price $26.22
Today’s Change -1.53%
2:24pm 04/19/2018

ETF.com Insight

With 12 ETFs and over $75.59B in combined AUM, the Equity: U.S. - High Dividend Yield segment provides exposure to the U.S. space with a focus on High Dividend Yield securities.

Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the WBI Power Factor High Dividend ETF (WBIY), with a total return of 1.00%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) with $20.94BB in assets under management.

Investors should take a look at the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. The Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF tracks the FTSE High Dividend Yield Index. The index selects high-dividend-paying US companies, excluding REITS, and weights them by market cap. VYM has an expense ratio of 0.08% and tracks the FTSE High Dividend Yield Index Net TR US RIC.

Performance Dispersion

ETF.com Efficiency Insight

The average efficiency score in the Equity: U.S. - High Dividend Yield segment is 92 out of 100, with the iShares Core High Dividend ETF(HDV) obtaining the highest rating of 100 out of 100.

Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.38% per year, with the Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.07% yearly.

Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the iShares Core High Dividend ETF (HDV), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.07%.

Tracking Difference (12 Month)

ETF.com Tradability Insight

The average tradability score in the Equity: U.S. - High Dividend Yield segment is 97 out of 100, with the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF(VYM) obtaining the highest rating of 100 out of 100.

The iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 76.22M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM), with $71.69M in daily dollar volume.

Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Oppenheimer Ultra Dividend Revenue ETF(RDIV), due to their double-digit market spreads.

ETF.com/ Block Liquidity

VYM
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SDY
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FDL
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HDV
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SCHD
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DVY
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FVD
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PEY
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DHS
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RDIV
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DIV
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WBIY
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This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of each ETF.

ETF.com Fit Insight

The MSCI USA IMI High Yield Dividend has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.

Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to VYM. This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.

Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, DIV follows a Multi-factor strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.

Index Methodology