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ETF Battles: NOBL Vs. VYM - Which Dividend ETF Is The Better Choice?

Published Tue, 28 Jul 2020 07:01:40 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaETF AnalysisETF Battles: NOBL Vs. VYM - Which Dividend ETF Is The Better Choice?Jul. 28, 2020 7:01 AM ET|| Includes: NOBL, VYMby: ETFguideETFguide Independent research, ETF investing, dividend investing, long/short equityETFguide.cls-1{fill:#024999;}SummaryNOBL and VYM go against each other in key areas, including cost, yield and a mystery category.
Both funds own dividend stocks but with subtle and meaningful differences in strategy.
Both ETFs are head-to-head rivals in a heated fight for assets.
By Ron DeLegge
Ron: ETF Battles is an easy show to understand. We sort through your battle requests and we pit two ETFs against each other, and then someone gets clocked. Any further questions? Good, I didn’t think so.
Today’s ETF battle is between the ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NOBL) against the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM). Both of these funds track dividend-paying stocks, but they do it using different underlying indexes and quite different strategies. VYM, by the way, is the larger ETF between the two. It’s got around $25 billion in assets, whereas NOBL has just 5.7 billion. Fund assets is a good stat for color, but it really doesn’t get to the root of who wins this battle, so we gonna have to strip these two ETFs naked and look at them from all different angles.
Before we get started, we really appreciate the comments, and keep those ETF Battle requests coming. Be sure to #ETFBattles and give us your tickers. Helping us to judge today’s matchup is Dave Kreinces at ETF Portfolio Management and Mike Akins at ETF Action, the best in the business! Gentlemen, I’m humbled by your presence.
So we got four battle categories: cost, yield, performance, and a mystery category. Now, for the mystery category, that’s where judges get to pick which factor or maybe several factors are important to determining the potential final winner of this match up. So, I don’t know what the mystery category is. We gonna... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
VANGUARD HIGH DIVIDEND YIELD ETF 89.75   0.0 0.00 0.00 2.79