High Dividend Yield ETF Overview

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

With 53 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, High Dividend Yield ETFs gather total assets under management of $110.69B. The average expense ratio is 0.56%. 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 $24.02B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing High Dividend Yield ETF was the HDLV at 21.02%. The most-recent ETF launched in the High Dividend Yield space was the Timothy Plan High Dividend Stock ETF TPHD in 04/29/19.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

FIHD UBS AG FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN 3.26%
DVYA iShares Asia/Pacific Dividend ETF 3.14%
FIYY Barclays ETN+ FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN Series B 2.39%
LVL Invesco S&P Global Dividend Opportunities Index ETF 2.26%
IDHD Invesco S&P International Developed High Dividend Low Volatility ETF 1.81%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

SMHB ETRACS 2xMonthly Pay Leveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN Series B -11.69%
SMHD ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN -4.82%
DVYL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones Select Dividend Index ETN -3.34%
WBIY WBI Power Factor High Dividend ETF -3.22%
RDIV Invesco S&P Ultra Dividend Revenue ETF -2.60%

TOP CREATIONS

VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF 434.97
FVD First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund 204.72
SCHD Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF 136.24
DVY iShares Select Dividend ETF 99.11
HDV iShares Core High Dividend ETF 88.72

TOP REDEMPTIONS

SDY SPDR S&P Dividend ETF -959.07
RDIV Invesco S&P Ultra Dividend Revenue ETF -532.98
LVHD Legg Mason Low Volatility High Dividend ETF -80.04
DWX SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF -21.17
DVYE iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF -12.18

AUM WINNERS

TPHD Timothy Plan High Dividend Stock ETF 28.13%
IDHD Invesco S&P International Developed High Dividend Low Volatility ETF 17.20%
FIHD UBS AG FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN 7.43%
FIDI Fidelity International High Dividend ETF 6.56%
DIV Global X SuperDividend US ETF 6.51%

AUM LOSERS

DVYL ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Dow Jones Select Dividend Index ETN -12.27%
SMHD ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged U.S. Small Cap High Dividend ETN -11.16%
WBIY WBI Power Factor High Dividend ETF -10.88%
KBWD Invesco KBW High Dividend Yield Financial ETF -3.22%
HILO Columbia EM Quality Dividend ETF -3.18%

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