Dividend ETF Overview

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

With 147 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Dividend ETFs have total assets under management of $284.03B. The average expense ratio is 0.52%. Dividend ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Asset Allocation
  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Alternatives

The largest Dividend ETF is the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF VIG with $61.09B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Dividend ETF was SMHB at 180.54%. The most recent ETF launched in the Dividend space was the Pacer Metaurus US Large Cap Dividend Multiplier 400 ETF QDPL on 07/12/21.

Top ETF Performers

DFND Siren DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF 4.91%
OUSA O’Shares U.S. Quality Dividend ETF 3.93%
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF 3.80%
LEAD Siren DIVCON Leaders Dividend ETF 3.56%
RFDA RiverFront Dynamic US Dividend Advantage ETF 3.45%

Bottom ETF Performers

PYPE ETRACS NYSE Pickens Core Midstream Index ETN -7.29%
SMHB ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN Series B -6.11%
AMND ETRACS Alerian Midstream Energy Dividend Index ETN -5.76%
SDIV Global X SuperDividend ETF -4.09%
SMDV ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF -4.08%

Top Creations

SCHD Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF 1.11K
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF 698.96
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 367.65
RDVY First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 349.67
SPYD SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF 280.39

Top Redemptions

QDF FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund -148.62
QDEF FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund -48.11
VSDA VictoryShares Dividend Accelerator ETF -11.00
EDIV SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF -9.07
DJD Invesco Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETF -8.56

AUM Winners

WKLY SoFi Weekly Dividend ETF 68.79%
SCHY Schwab International Dividend Equity ETF 68.36%
MBOX Freedom Day Dividend ETF 50.01%
SDVY First Trust SMID Cap Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 38.99%
EUSC WisdomTree Europe Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund 34.70%

AUM Losers

KLCD KFA Large Cap Quality Dividend Index ETF -23.24%
KSCD KFA Small Cap Quality Dividend Index ETF -18.18%
EDIV SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF -7.61%
PYPE ETRACS NYSE Pickens Core Midstream Index ETN -6.17%
SMDV ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF -6.02%

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