Highest Yielding ETFs

August 30, 2018

MLPs

Similar to REITs, another group to consistently provide high yields for investors is master limited partnerships (MLPs). These companies typically focus on energy infrastructure businesses, such as pipelines and storage facilities, and pass along most of their cash flows to investors.

The VanEck Vectors High Income MLP ETF (YMLP), the Direxion Zacks MLP High Income Index Shares (ZMLP) and the Global X MLP ETF (MLPA) are a few of the funds from this group that made the list, with yields in excess of 7%.

 

Ticker Fund Fund Average Dividend Yield 30-Day SEC Yield
YMLP  VanEck Vectors High Income MLP ETF 9.51 9.37
ZMLP  Direxion Zacks MLP High Income Index Shares 8.97 -
MLPA Global X MLP ETF  7.5 -

 

Superdividend ETFs

The funds mentioned so far are primarily U.S.-focused, but investors can also find high yields outside the country. The Global X Superdividend ETF (SDIV) doesn’t care what country or sector a stock resides in, only that it has a high yield.

It equally weights 100 of the highest dividend-yielding stocks in the world and churns out a beefy 9.3% yield.

Global X has a handful of these “superdividend” ETFs on the market, each targeting a different niche. The Global X MSCI SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF (SDEM) and the Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF (EFAS) are two other examples.

Not to be outdone, iShares has competing products targeting similar areas, such as the iShares Asia/Pacific Dividend ETF (DVYA) and the iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (DVYE), each with yields above 7%.

Here’s a full list of the highest-yielding ETFs:

 

Highest Yielding ETFs 

Ticker Fund Fund Average Dividend Yield 30-Day SEC Yield
MORT VanEck Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ETF 10.01 9.45
REM  iShares Mortgage Real Estate ETF 9.84 9.56
KBWD  Invesco KBW High Dividend Yield Financial ETF 9.77 8.61
YMLP  VanEck Vectors High Income MLP ETF 9.51 9.37
SDIV  Global X Superdividend ETF 9.30 9.06
BIZD  VanEck Vectors BDC Income ETF 9.29 8.45
ZMLP  Direxion Zacks MLP High Income Index Shares 8.97 -
GYLD  Arrow Dow Jones Global Yield ETF 8.89 8.81
KBWY Invesco KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT ETF 8.24 7.62
SRET  Global X SuperDividend REIT ETF 8.22 7.35
YMLI  VanEck Vectors High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF 7.99 7.52
SDEM  Global X MSCI SuperDividend Emerging Markets ETF 7.94 4.41
DVYA  iShares Asia/Pacific Dividend ETF 7.79 5.53
MLPA  Global X MLP ETF 7.50 -
EFAS Global X MSCI SuperDividend EAFE ETF 7.48 6.38
AMLP  Alerian MLP ETF 7.31 -
DVYE  iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF 7.05 5.33
DIV Global X SuperDividend US ETF 7.03 6.52
GHII Invesco S&P High Income Infrastructure ETF 6.96 5.83
REDV  Oppenheimer Emerging Markets Ultra Dividend Revenue ETF 6.83 -

 

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