SeekingAlpha  Apr 13  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 13  Comment 
Among older dividend exchange-traded funds, the usual strategies are to focus on high-yield dividend payers or those companies displaying favorable payout growth trends. High dividend stocks often hail from sectors, such as consumer staples,...
SeekingAlpha  Jan 19  Comment 
Motley Fool  Jan 10  Comment 
These exchange-traded funds both have "dividend" in their names, but what they do is vastly different.
Benzinga  Dec 4  Comment 
Higher beta sectors have been in favor for much of this year, but investors should not turn their backs on dividend strategies. While fears of rising interest rates coupled with leadership from the technology sector have weighed on some dividend...
SeekingAlpha  May 15  Comment 
Motley Fool  Feb 7  Comment 
These two ETFs for dividend-seeking investors have different strategies -- which is better for you?


SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)


The SPDR® S&P® Dividend ETF before expenses seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the S&P High Yield Dividend AristocratsTM Index (ticker: SPHYDATR).


Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - State Street Global Markets, LLC
  • Inception Date - 11/08/2005
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker –SDY
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – SDY.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.35%

Top Holdings

Name Weight Shares Held
Integrys Energy Group Inc 3.97%1,114,058.00
Pitney Bowes Inc 3.48%1,758,974.00
Black Hills Corp 3.46%1,612,257.00
Cincinnati Finl Corp 3.42%1,572,554.00
Centurytel Inc 3.31%1,051,387.00
Vectren Corp 3.27%1,555,828.00
Consolidated Edison Inc 3.08%808,514.00
Leggett & Platt Inc 2.95%1,726,495.00
Lilly Eli & Co 2.94%924,879.00
Supervalu Inc 2.80%2,259,803.00
Holdings as of 12/07/2009

Other Dividend ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund (FDL)First Trust Portfolios L.P0.45%
iShares Dow Jones EPAC Select Dividend Index Fund (IDV)ishares0.50%
iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (DVY)ishares0.40%
Middle East Dividend Fund (GULF)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.88%
Powershares Dividend Achievers Portfolio ETF (PFM)Invesco PowerShares0.50%
Powershares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ETF (PEY)InvescoPoweshares0.50%
Powershares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio ETF (PID)InvescoPoweshares0.50%
SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.35%
SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF (DWX)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.45%
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)Vanguard Group, Inc.0.24%
Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM)Vanguard Group, Inc.0.20%
WisdomTree Dividend Top 100 Fund (DTN)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.38%
WisdomTree Europe Total Dividend Fund (DEB)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.48%
WisdomTree International Dividend Top 100 Fund (DOO)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.58%
WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund (DXJ)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.48%
WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend Fund (DLN)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.28%
WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund (DON)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.38%
WisdomTree Pacific ex-Japan Total Dividend Fund (DND)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.48%
WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend Fund (DES)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.38%
WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund (DTD)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.28%
Claymore CDN Dividend & Income Achievers ETF (CDZ-TSX)Claymore Investments, Inc.0.60%
Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETF (CYH-TSX)Claymore Investments, Inc.0.65%
iShares CDN Dividend Index Fund (XDV-TSX)iShares0.50%
iShares DJ Euro STOXX Select Dividend ETF (IDVY-LSE)iShares0.40%
Claymore/Zacks Dividend Rotation ETF (IRO)Claymore Advisors0.60%
First Trust Value Line 100 Fund (FVL)First Trust Portfolios L.P0.70%
iShares FTSE UK Dividend Plus ETF (IUKD-LSE)iShares0.40%


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