Dividend ETF

A Dividend Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) is an investment vehicle holding assets in high dividend paying stocks or REITs. ETFs are built like conventional mutual funds, but priced and traded throughout the day like individual stocks. ETFs are passively managed around an index. That index may be the result of certain screens, such as companies with high dividends. Key ETF benefits include instant portfolio diversification, tax efficiency and transparency of cost and holdings. ETFs may be part of the core portfolio of an income-seeking or risk-averse stock investor.

Investing in dividend-paying stocks and/or ETFs is a key strategy for:

• Income and total return potential
• Possible reduced volatility
• Generally greater inflation protection than bonds

Dividend ETN


A Dividend Exchange-Traded Note (ETN) is a senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt security issued by an underwriting bank. ETNs are not index funds, but they do share being linked to the return of a benchmark index. As debt securities, ETNs don't actually own anything they are tracking. Thus ETNs have an additional risk compared to ETFs: if the underwriting bank goes bankrupt, the investment might lose value, the same way a senior debt would. Most ETNs do not pay periodic dividends. ETNs have long maturity and symmetric return. They can be leveraged (often called BULL) and/or they can be inverse (often called BEAR).

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Top 100 High Dividend Yielding ETFs

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Dividend ETF Top 20

ETFDiv%
UBS E-TRACS Mthly Pay 2x Mortg REIT ETN 49.45
UBS E-TRACS 2x Wells Fargo Bus Dv Cm 15.54
Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield 12.21
WisdomTree Global ex-US Real Estate 12.13
First Trust STOXX Euro Select Div Idx 12.10
Lyxor ETF FTSE MIB Daily Leveraged A/I 11.44
WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend 10.94
iShares Morningstar Multi-Asset Income 10.69
iShares FTSE/EPRA European Property 9.81
Morgan Stanley Cushing MLP Hi Income 9.81
iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF 9.54
iShares MSCI Sweden Index 9.30
SPDR EURO STOXX 50 9.18
WisdomTree Middle East Dividend 9.04
WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity 9.02
First Trust Multi-Asset Div Income 8.78
SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Listed Property 8.66
First Trust DJ Global Select Dividend 8.51
WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income 8.51
Market Vectors Pref Secs ex Fincls ETF 8.47