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.

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Dividend ETF Top 20

ETFDiv%
Global X Gold Explorers ETF 33.41
iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Dev RE ex-US 18.83
UBS E-TRACS 2x Wells Fargo Bus Dv Cm 14.39
WisdomTree Global Real Return 12.68
WisdomTree Global ex-US Real Estate 12.27
Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate ETF 12.23
Direxion Daily Retail Bull 3X Shares 12.06
iShares S&P Dev ex-US Property 11.23
SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Financials Ex 10.22
Credit Suisse Silver Shares Cov Call 9.78
Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield 9.38
ALPS US Equity High Volatility Put 9.32
Claymore CEF GS Connect ETN 8.92
PowerShares KBW Hi Div Yield 8.71
BetaShares Australian Top 20 Equity 8.70
Yorkville High Income MLP ETF 8.61
iShares FTSE NAREIT Resid Plus Cp Idx 8.39
UBS E-TRACS Mo Pay 2x DJ Select Div ETN 8.31
Market Vectors Mortgage REIT ETF 8.28
YieldShares High Income ETF 8.24