High Dividend Yield ETF Overview

High-dividend-yield ETFs invest in stocks that pay out higher dividends than your typical dividend-paying stock.

With 54 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, High Dividend Yield ETFs gather total assets under management of $111.93B. The average expense ratio is 0.57%. High Dividend Yield ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest High Dividend Yield ETF is the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF VYM with $28.45B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing High Dividend Yield ETF was the HDLV at 21.42%. The most-recent ETF launched in the High Dividend Yield space was the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged U.S. High Dividend Low Volatility ETN Series B HDLB in 10/24/19.

Top ETF Performers

KBWD Invesco KBW High Dividend Yield Financial ETF 2.31%
FDVV Fidelity High Dividend ETF 0.42%
SCHD Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF 0.34%
DIV Global X SuperDividend US ETF 0.33%
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF 0.22%

Bottom ETF Performers

SMHD ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN -12.50%
SMHB ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN Series B -4.76%
LVHE Legg Mason Emerging Markets Low Volatility High Dividend ETF -3.78%
XSHD Invesco S&P SmallCap High Dividend Low Volatility ETF -3.00%
EDIV SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF -2.64%

Top Creations

VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF 1.27K
FVD First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund 373.98
DVY iShares Select Dividend ETF 261.69
SCHD Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF 206.80
IDV iShares International Select Dividend ETF 103.24

Top Redemptions

SDY SPDR S&P Dividend ETF -1,164.79
RDIV Invesco S&P Ultra Dividend Revenue ETF -197.49
HDV iShares Core High Dividend ETF -19.95
FIYY Barclays ETN+ FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN Series B -5.40
EFAS Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF -3.23

AUM Winners

FDVV Fidelity High Dividend ETF 9.43%
HDLV ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged U.S. High Dividend Low Volatility ETN 6.75%
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF 6.40%
TPHD Timothy Plan High Dividend Stock ETF 5.99%
LVHI Legg Mason International Low Volatility High Dividend ETF 5.68%

AUM Losers

DMDV AAM S&P Developed Markets High Dividend Value ETF -50.39%
EFAS Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF -20.00%
SMHD ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN -7.21%
SMHB ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN Series B -4.92%
EDIV SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF -2.49%

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