Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - High Dividend Yield
With 6 ETFs and over $4.99B in combined AUM, the Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - High Dividend Yield segment provides exposure to the Global Ex-U.S. space with a focus on High Dividend Yield securities.
Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the First Trust S&P International Dividend Aristocrats ETF (FID), with a total return of -7.96%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF (VYMI) with $3.93BB in assets under management.
Investors should take a look at the Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF (VYMI). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. VYMI tracks a market-cap-weighted index of developed and emerging market firms (ex-US) that are expected to pay above average dividends over the next 12 months. VYMI has an expense ratio of 0.22% and tracks the FTSE All-World ex US High Dividend Yield Index.
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - High Dividend Yield segment is 81 out of 100, with the Schwab International Dividend Equity ETF(SCHY) 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 0.35% per year, with the Schwab International Dividend Equity ETF (SCHY) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.14% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Xtrackers MSCI All World ex U.S. High Dividend Yield Equity ETF (HDAW), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.16%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Equity: Global Ex-U.S. - High Dividend Yield segment is 60 out of 100, with the SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF(DWX) obtaining the highest rating of 87 out of 100.
The Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF (VYMI) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 36.39M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the Schwab International Dividend Equity ETF (SCHY), with $6.52M in daily dollar volume.
Use limit orders to trade funds such as the Xtrackers MSCI All World ex U.S. High Dividend Yield Equity ETF(HDAW), due to their double-digit market spreads.
ETF.com Fit Insight
The MSCI ACWI ex USA High Dividend Yield Index 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 HDAW. 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, FID follows a Dividends strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.