Dividend ETF Overview

Dividend ETFs are income-focused funds, typically investing in companies with either high or stable and growing dividends.

With 149 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Dividend ETFs have total assets under management of $305.95B. The average expense ratio is 0.51%. Dividend ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Asset Allocation
  • Fixed Income
  • Alternatives

The largest Dividend ETF is the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF VIG with $65.13B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Dividend ETF was HDLB at 40.63%. The most recent ETF launched in the Dividend space was the UVA Dividend Value ETF UVDV on 11/18/21.

Top ETF Performers

PYPE ETRACS NYSE Pickens Core Midstream Index ETN 13.40%
AMND ETRACS Alerian Midstream Energy Dividend Index ETN 13.21%
FTRI First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF 11.77%
GCOW Pacer Global Cash Cows Dividend ETF 8.43%
IDOG ALPS International Sector Dividend Dogs ETF 7.71%

Bottom ETF Performers

TADS The Active Dividend Stock ETF -98.63%
DFND Siren DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF -5.39%
EFAD ProShares MSCI EAFE Dividend Growers ETF -4.66%
EUDV ProShares MSCI Europe Dividend Growers ETF -3.81%
TDV ProShares S&P Technology Dividend Aristocrats ETF -3.17%

Top Creations

VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF 1.29K
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF 1.15K
RDVY First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 602.12
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 596.88
DVY iShares Select Dividend ETF 428.98

Top Redemptions

SCHD Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF -462.02
HDV iShares Core High Dividend ETF -178.18
QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund -124.77
SPYD SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF -94.14
IDV iShares International Select Dividend ETF -56.91

AUM Winners

QDIV Global X S&P 500 Quality Dividend ETF 166.30%
UVDV UVA Dividend Value ETF 135.12%
SDVY First Trust SMID Cap Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 36.55%
DIVB iShares U.S. Dividend and Buyback ETF 32.18%
SCHY Schwab International Dividend Equity ETF 28.42%

AUM Losers

TADS The Active Dividend Stock ETF -89.73%
EFAS Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF -12.38%
XSHD Invesco S&P SmallCap High Dividend Low Volatility ETF -8.70%
RDOG ALPS REIT Dividend Dogs ETF -7.86%
DDIV First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Dividend ETF -7.55%

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