Published Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
Two more have made it to the top!
SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (SPYD) is a new entry for the top 7 dividend ETFs which used to be the top 5 dividend ETFs. Here were the previous 5:
Ticker ETF Index (NYSEARCA: SCHD) Schwab U.S Dividend Equity ETF Dow Jones U.S. Dividend 100 Index (NYSEARCA: VYM) Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF FTSE High Dividend Yield Index (NYSEARCA: VIG) Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF Nasdaq US Dividend Achievers Select Index (NYSEARCA: DGRO) iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF Morningstar U.S. Dividend Growth Index (NYSEARCA: HDV) iShares Core High Dividend ETF Morningstar Dividend Yield Focus Index
SPYD is materially different from the other contenders. Several of the other ETFs created a backbone for the portfolio that the investor would want to surround with utilities and REITs. SPYD includes much higher allocations to REITs and utilities. That in itself makes them a very unique ETF. Like the other entries for top dividends ETFs so far, it carries a low expense ratio. For SPYD the expense ratio is only .07%. Meanwhile, the yield on SPYD is 3.8%. For investors who are primarily focused on creating dividend income through ETFs, this ETF would be a very logical choice.
The sector allocations for SPYD are relatively balanced across the cyclical, sensitive, and defensive groupings. For investors relying on the income, I would favor a more defensive tilt. For instance, the investor could ramp up their allocation to the... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|VANGUARD HIGH DIVIDEND YIELD ETF||85.23||0.0||0.00||0.00||3.16|
|VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF||104.72||0.0||0.00||0.00||1.90|
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