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Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM)


The High Dividend Yield ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund, which employs a "passive management" - or indexing - investment approach designed to track the performance of the FTSE High Dividend Yield Index. [1]

Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • Inception Date - 11/10/2006
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – VYM
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – VYM.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.20%

Top Holdings

Rank Holding
1Johnson & Johnson
2JPMorgan Chase & Co.
3Chevron Corp.
4AT&T Inc.
5General Electric Co.
6Pfizer Inc.
7Wells Fargo & Co.
8Bank of America Corp.
9Coca-Cola Co.
10Intel Corp.
Holdings as of 12/08/2009

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%


  1. - Overview of Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM)
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