Dividends ETF Overview

With 82 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Dividends ETFs gather total assets under management of $142.12B. The average expense ratio is 0.62%. Dividends ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Alternatives

The largest Dividends ETF is the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF VIG with $28.93B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Dividends ETF was the DOD at 22.14%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Dividends space was the ETRACS NYSE Pickens Core Midstream Index ETN PYPE in 08/20/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

DOD Elements Dogs of the DOW Dow Jones High Yield Select 10 Total Return ETN 8.87%
FIEG Deutsche Bank FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN 4.82%
MLPB ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B 1.53%
EDOG ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF -0.37%
FTRI First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF -0.59%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

SMHD ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US Small Cap High Dividend ETN -13.24%
SDYL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged S&P Dividend ETN -12.11%
AMJL Credit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Alerian MLP Index ETN -10.03%
DVYL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones Select Dividend Index ETN -9.88%
RNMC First Trust Mid Cap U.S. Equity Select ETF -8.91%

TOP CREATIONS

VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF 311.38
DVY iShares Select Dividend ETF 101.31
NOBL ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF 74.61
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF 72.46
SPYD SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF 61.02

TOP REDEMPTIONS

AMLP Alerian MLP ETF -76.45
DGS WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund -32.27
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund -26.02
DEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund -21.44
MLPI ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN -19.17

AUM WINNERS

RNMC First Trust Mid Cap U.S. Equity Select ETF 36.95%
FDVV Fidelity High Dividend ETF 5.99%
SPYD SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF 2.44%
FTRI First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF -1.59%
EFAD ProShares MSCI EAFE Dividend Growers ETF -1.71%

AUM LOSERS

RNDV First Trust U.S. Equity Dividend Select ETF -24.62%
AXJL WisdomTree Asia Pacific ex-Japan Fund -20.51%
GSD WisdomTree Global SmallCap Dividend Fund -19.84%
AMJ J.P. Morgan Alerian MLP Index ETN -16.82%
MLPQ ETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B -16.73%

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