Dividends ETF Overview

With 80 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Dividends ETFs gather total assets under management of $158.10B. The average expense ratio is 0.68%. Dividends ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Asset Allocation
  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Alternatives

The largest Dividends ETF is the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF VIG with $33.31B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Dividends ETF was the SDYL at 22.95%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Dividends space was the Virtus Private Credit Strategy ETF VPC in 02/07/19.


SEA Invesco Shipping ETF 9.57%
GULF WisdomTree Middle East Dividend Fund 7.59%
SDYL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged S&P Dividend ETN 6.63%
TDIV First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund 6.30%
DVYL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones Select Dividend Index ETN 5.29%


SMHD ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN -6.68%
SDIV Global X SuperDividend ETF 0.08%
DIVA AGFiQ Hedged Dividend Income Fund 0.83%
EDOG ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF 0.83%
SPFF Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETF 1.12%


VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF 243.99
FVD First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund 236.24
SDY SPDR S&P Dividend ETF 128.24
SPYD SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF 125.17
NOBL ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF 113.10


DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund -144.43
AMLP Alerian MLP ETF -76.04
DLN WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund -33.01
PFM Invesco Dividend Achievers ETF -32.93
SDOG ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF -23.73


DURA VanEck Vectors Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF 43.86%
OYLD Oppenheimer Russell 1000 Yield Factor ETF 27.49%
SMHB ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN Series B 27.22%
DJD Invesco Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETF 19.57%
SPYD SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF 12.11%


DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund -8.84%
PFM Invesco Dividend Achievers ETF -8.78%
DFE WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund -5.15%
FDD First Trust Stoxx European Select Dividend Index Fund -5.12%
RNMC First Trust Mid Cap U.S. Equity Select ETF -4.01%

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