Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETFFund
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- Assets $11,247.2M
- Expense Ratio 0.10%
- Yield 2.81%
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US Equity ETF
Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE High Dividend Yield Index which consists of common stocks of companies that pay dividends that generally are higher than average. The ETF weights the holdings using a market capitalization methodology.
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05-29-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
With interest rates stuck near historical lows, retirees may find it harder to meet their income needs through bonds alone. Instead, more should think about adding dividend-paying stocks and related exchange traded funds to bolster yields. In a hypothetical case, an investor w...
04-23-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
A good mix of equities and fixed-income assets has helped provide attractive returns. However, it may be time to underweight bonds and lean toward stock exchange traded funds. BlackRock's chief investment strategist for fixed income, Jeff Rosenberg, said that he would bet on s...
03-31-2015 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Dividends paid by S&P 500 member firms continued rising during the first quarter, but some of the major dividend exchange traded funds did not follow suit. With just two days remaining in the first quarter, S&P 500 companies have paid out $93.6 billion in dividends, up...
03-16-2015 02:35 PM by Tom Lydon
As indicated by its $15.6 billion in assets under management at the end of February, the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (NYSEArca: VYM) is one of the most popular dividend exchange traded funds. VYM's recently lethargic performance could give investors an opportunity to buy int...
02-20-2015 04:16 PM by Tom Lydon
Ten-year Treasury yields inched lower Friday, but that decline did little to dent the benchmark yield's recent surge. Entering Wednesday, 10-year yields had surged 28% in the past 10 days, the second-biggest 10-day rally for those yields over the past 45 years. In predictable ...
02-09-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend stock exchange traded funds have outpaced other investment styles and could remain a strong strategy ahead. Over the past year, the WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DON) increased 24.0%, Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (NYSEArca: VYM) gained 20.1%, PowerSha...
01-07-2015 01:00 PM by Todd Shriber
U.S. dividend increases fell slightly last year $54.8 billion from $54.9 billion in 2013, but that modest downtick does little to damage the broader dividend growth thesis. Nor was 2014's slightly lower level of dividend growth enough to keep investors from pouring billions of ne...
12-23-2014 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Buoyed by strong inflows to equity and fixed income funds, the U.S. exchange traded products industry has hit another milestone, eclipsing $2 trillion in assets under management. Industry observers likely saw this landmark moment when November inflows data revealed that invest...
10-31-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
When putting money to work in your retirement portfolio, investors are better off with low-cost, index-based exchange traded than actively managed funds that could end up significantly diminishing overall returns. In a recent discussion with analysts, Vanguard Group founder Jo...
10-08-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber
The third quarter was another good one of U.S. dividend growth with dividend (increases less decreases) totaling $12.3 billion, up from $11.9 billion a year earlier, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. "For the 12-months ending September 2014, dividend payments have increa...
09-09-2014 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber
It is that time of year again: Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL), the largest U.S. company by market value, is holding a new product launch today. Along with the expected unveiling of the iPhone 6, there is some talk the company could also introduce a wearable device or a new mobile payment...
08-23-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
This week brought the return of a familiar theme for the most searched exchange traded funds on ETF Trends: Dividends. August is not the most brisk of months for dividend increases, though there were a few this week, but the third quarter is shaping up to be decent on the divi...
08-21-2014 01:30 PM by Todd Shriber
Investors still love dividend exchange traded funds. That much is confirmed by the nearly $8 billion in new assets that have flowed into such ETFs this year. One of the more prodigious asset gatherers among U.S. dividend ETFs this year is also one of the group's largest member...
06-21-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
In a week marked by geopolitical flare-ups, U.S. stocks eked out gains on Friday to help the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average close at fresh record highs. The S&P 500 is now up 6.2% year-to-date. Although it closed modestly lower Friday, the PowerShares QQQ (Na...
06-16-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber
The S&P 500 is up 5.7% year-to-date, but high-yield funds, both exchange traded and mutual funds, that focus on stocks with big yields have been performing even better. That assessment jibes with recent data that indicate that since the end of February, about the time when...
06-14-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
U.S. stocks managed to closer higher Friday, but in a case of June gloom, the S&P 500 snapped a multi-week winning streak. Escalating tensions at the hands of a militant faction of al-Qaeda in Iraq weighed on stocks, but sent oil prices soaring. On that note, it is surpris...
06-10-2014 03:59 PM by Tom Lydon
With the equities markets touching new highs, most U.S. stocks are hovering at or above fair value. However, exchange traded fund investors can still find opportunities in technology and dividend investments. "The valuation of the market is at the higher end of a range of fair...
06-09-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber
When biotechnology, Internet and other momentum stocks were in favor during the first two months of this year, dividend payers lagged. Even with U.S. stocks recently hitting all-time highs, dividend payers are back to outperforming the S&P 500. "We noted in an early March ...
05-27-2014 03:06 PM by Max Chen
Demand for dividend stocks and exchange traded funds remains robust as investors continue looking for ways to generate income in a low interest rate environment. A number of factors contribute to the ongoing appeal of investing in dividend ETFs. For instance, dividend payouts ...
05-10-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Usually, our look at the most searched exchange traded funds for a given week turns up some symmetry, even if it is on multiple fronts. For example, there have recently been weeks when several Russia ETFs are among the most searched funds on ETF Trends. And there have been ins...
04-17-2014 01:30 PM by Todd Shriber
The first quarter was another good one for dividends. Net dividend increases totaled $17.8 billion in the first quarter, up almost 23% year-over-year. Nearly 1,100 dividend increases were reported during the quarter, displacing the prior first quarter record of 1,069 set in 1979....
04-15-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As investors set up their retirement accounts, dividend-paying stocks and related exchange traded funds will play a large role in generating income, so that retirees won't have to dip into their capital. While they are not the be-all and end-all investment, dividend stocks are...
04-12-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Sometimes, the song changes and other times it remains the same. There was a little bit of both among this week's searched ETF tickers as momentum stocks and ETFs were again punished. To that end, it probably will not surprise devoted followers of this space that the iShares N...
04-09-2014 01:48 PM by Todd Shriber
Net dividend increases totaled $17.8 billion in the first quarter, up almost 23% year-over-year. Nearly 1,100 dividend increases were reported during the quarter, displacing the prior first quarter record of 1,069 set in 1979. Q1 2014 is 14.2% higher than the 944 increases in Q1 ...
03-01-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber
Another week and month are in the books for U.S. stocks with February being kind to the bull. February was a strong month for U.S. stocks as the S&P 500 bounced back from a glum January to gain 6.7% in the second month of the year. While February was a bounce back month fo...
02-24-2014 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
There are about 70 dividend-focused exchange traded funds on the market, some of which have debuted this year, indicating issuers are not done rolling out new dividend funds. Where the money is heading in the dividend ETF segment is a story worth monitoring. As Barron's notes,...
12-31-2013 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Although U.S. stocks soared in 2013, one of the more prominent themes facing investors was the specter of rising interest rates. With confirmation of the Federal Reserve's intent to taper its quantitative easing program and 10-year Treasury yields hovering near 3%, higher rate...
12-16-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Since April 30, 10-year Treasury yields have surged a jaw-dropping 71.2%. Although 2013 has been a remarkable year for dividend ETFs, both in terms of increased number of products and asset-gather acumen, that rise in Treasury yields has turned some of the largest dividend ETF...
12-06-2013 01:16 PM by Todd Shriber
Ten-year Treasury yields are rising once again. With Thursday's close at 2.86%, 10-year yields are again flirting with the supposedly ominous 3% level after climbing 7.5% in the past month and 3.6% in the last five trading sessions. As was seen earlier this year when rates spi...
11-01-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
While the Fed maintains its quantitative easing program and rock-bottom benchmark rates, investors will want dividend exchange traded fund plays. But how will you react when the easy money dries up? Investors who want dividends for the current income will likely hold onto thei...
10-17-2013 01:51 PM by Max Chen
Rising interest rates will change the way investors allocate an income oriented portfolio, but dividend exchange traded funds that emphasize dividend growth and quality stocks will likely weather the storm. "Regardless of rates, we prefer dividend ETFs that emphasize dividend ...
08-30-2013 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon
With the equities market showing greater volatility, investors can take a look at dividend exchange traded funds that hold up during tougher times while generating some cash on the side. "We believe that when pullbacks happen, dividend stocks fare better than others because th...
04-11-2013 12:15 PM by Tom Lydon
The latest data from S&P Capital IQ suggests that investors are still taking a defensive stance, evidenced by the particular exchange traded funds they are choosing. The most popular ETFs are dividend-focused, which helps create an income stream and protect against some downs...
03-26-2013 02:15 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors are turning to junk bond and dividend ETFs for income in a low-rate environment. High-yield ETFs invest in bonds, while dividend funds target the stock market, so the two groups can perform differently. "The key is to build a portfolio with the bulk of your portfolio...
03-14-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The Dow Jones Industrial Index has hit new highs along with a rebound in U.S. equity markets, while specific dividend exchange traded funds remain in favor. Certain funds are maintaining streams of inflows and performance while others within the same sector have fallen to the sid...
03-07-2013 06:24 AM by Tom Lydon
When browsing for a suitable investment, investors should not judge an exchange traded fund by its cover. It is important to peek inside a fund's inner workings, lest you come across an unwanted surprise. The search for yield has brought dividend funds to the forefront of the ...
03-03-2013 07:08 AM by Tom Lydon
When it comes to exchange traded funds, different types of investors have different goals. For instance, institutional investors have been looking at broad equities while individual investors and advisors leaned toward income and mitigating risk. According to a list of the mos...
02-27-2013 12:52 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividends provide an additional source of income and returns in an equity portfolio, but investors should still know the type of exposure dividend exchange traded fund investments provide. While high yield dividend ETFs generate attractive yields, the dividends may not be sust...
01-31-2013 06:14 AM by Tom Lydon
After finding clarity on the tax debate, investors are returning to dividend-paying stocks and exchange traded funds in search of yield and more conservative strategies for equities. Interest-bearing accounts like money market fund and short-term deposits are earning less than...
01-02-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
After years on the decline, dividends are making a comeback. More companies are beginning to reward stock shareholders, along with dividend-related exchange traded funds, by issuing larger payouts. According to S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P 500 companies will pay out cash...
12-13-2012 06:20 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend stocks and exchange traded funds are a great income-producing investment tool and can bolster a retirement account in a yield-starved market. A dividend is also a bellwether for a high quality, stable stock that can suit any portfolio well. Investors will be hard-pressed...
12-04-2012 06:27 AM by Tom Lydon
The fiscal cliff deadline is less than a month away, and Washington is looking at higher taxes on dividends for high-income investors as a way to diminish the burgeoning deficit. Nevertheless, dividend exchange traded fund investors should not overreact to the proposed tax hikes,...
11-15-2012 08:16 AM by Tom Lydon
As investors hunt for yield, exchange traded fund providers are churning out more dividend stock funds to satiate the growing demand, but some are skeptical that the new wave of dividend ETFs may not be up to par with the older generation. Morningstar analyst Michael Rawson po...
11-08-2012 08:39 AM by Tom Lydon
President Barack Obama securing a second term means the lower tax rate on qualified dividends for wealthier investors could be allowed to expire at the end of the year, impacting those who have piled into dividend-themed ETFs. Obama's re-election endangers tax breaks enacted a...
10-28-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Taxes are a sticking point going into the Presidential election, and the tax debate will put income generating stocks and municipal bond exchange traded funds into focus. With the Bush-era 15% dividend tax rate slated to expire at the end of the year, many investors are concer...
10-17-2012 02:03 PM by Tom Lydon
The equities market and stock ETFs are in for a potential rough patch as the political uncertainty over the U.S. fiscal cliff could throw the markets into turmoil. Nevertheless, investors can hold onto dividend-paying stocks and diversify into international holdings to help weath...
10-11-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors have honed in on dividend exchange traded funds as Treasury yields remain depressed near historical lows. Now with companies raising payouts to shareholders to record levels, dividend ETFs look like they have even more going for them. "Dividends continue to have a gr...
09-10-2012 06:06 AM by Tom Lydon
If we witness another political gridlock going into the "fiscal cliff" next year, investors may see a hefty tax hike on dividend-paying exchange traded funds. Nevertheless, dividend investors shouldn't jump ship too quickly as the alternatives are still rather lackluster. Divi...
08-01-2012 04:43 PM by Tom Lydon
Invesco PowerShares, the fourth largest exchange traded fund provider, is working on two new income generating funds, one to provide access to emerging market debt and another to dividend paying U.S. stocks. According to a SEC filing, the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend ...
06-04-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividends are a big contributor to the overall return of benchmarks such as the Standard & Poor's 500. The focused exchange traded funds offer investors low cost exposure to large numbers of dividend paying stocks, in one shot. "As of this writing, the U.S. stock market is...
06-01-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As more people shift assets around to invest toward their golden years, income-seeking investors are finding less opportunities in traditional fixed-income products. Yields in CDs, money market accounts and Treasury bonds are already at their record lows after investors piled int...
05-21-2012 07:54 AM by Tom Lydon
Vanguard's two largest dividend-themed ETFs are Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (NYSEArca: VYM) and Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: VIG). More individuals are turning to dividend ETFs as an income play, but investors need to be aware that varying dividend ETF pr...
04-24-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
An income generating strategy is going to remain in focus for exchange traded fund investors, especially as Treasury bond yields remain at their lowest levels. There are several dividend ETFs to help investors navigate this trend, but it's not all about finding the fund with the ...
04-09-2012 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon
There are numerous reasons why the Vanguard High Yield Dividend Index (NYSEArca: VYM) can serve as a core holding for a portfolio. This dividend yielding fund could sit in the place of a core U.S. equity holding or broad market investment. "VYM has one of the highest quality a...
04-06-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds have been the answer for investors seeking an income stream along with the flexibility of a diversified trading tool. But these ETFs are by no means risk-free. "Beyond individual securities, investments in equity ETFs [that] have stocks that p...
04-03-2012 10:21 AM by John Spence
Dividend ETFs have been enormously popular the past year but investors should be careful to temper their expectations. A rising stock market means valuations aren't as cheap, while conservative investors need to remember equities are more volatile than bonds. "Tread cautiously...
03-16-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Economic data is looking more positive and stock valuations seem relatively low, but we shouldn't be lulled into a false sense of security. Regardless of how the markets play out, dividend exchange traded funds will still provide investors with additional cash on the side. Whi...
02-17-2012 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Many income-focused investors are using dividend exchange traded funds to anchor the equity component of their portfolio. Dividend ETFs are more volatile than bonds, but some investors like the combination of yield and chance for capital appreciation. As we witnessed in 2011, ...
02-16-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds have become a key component holding for many investors, especially for those looking for that extra bit of cash on the side. Dividend ETFs specifically pick out companies known for their dividend yields, but among the ETF universe, the markets m...
01-31-2012 01:04 PM by Tom Lydon
ETF spotlight on Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index ETF (NYSEArca: VYM), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $2.7 billion. Objective: The Vanguard High Dividend Yield Fund tries to reflect the performance of the FTSE High Dividend Yield Index, which holds companies with a hi...
01-13-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend-themed exchange traded funds outperformed in 2011 but are lagging the overall market so far this year with investors favoring growth sectors rather than dividend payers. Dividend ETFs were all the rage last year due to low bond yields and a desire for safety in an unc...
12-22-2011 02:03 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds made a big splash in 2011 and most held up much better than the S&P 500 as investors were drawn to safety and income. Yet looking ahead to next year, there are increasing concerns that this strategy could be a "crowded" trade and that dividend ...
12-16-2011 10:44 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
We highlight call buying this morning in generally lightly traded options on a dividend exchange traded fund, DVY (iShares DJ Select Dividend). This play seems to reflect investor willingness to earn higher yields via equities that pay steady and attractive dividends given the fa...
10-20-2011 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon
We've been covering dividend exchange traded funds a lot lately because investors can't seem to get enough information on these top-selling ETFs. Some of the largest dividend ETFs by assets have seen impressive inflows in 2011. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: ...
10-19-2011 09:17 AM by Tom Lydon
It's not surprising that dividend exchange traded funds have been all the rage lately. Investors are looking for safety and yield, and dividend ETFs offer a low-cost, transparent way to invest in a basket of companies and mitigate single-stock risks. Money Morning points to...
10-11-2011 09:17 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors' hunger for yield has caused many to sniff around dividend exchange traded funds to boost income in their portfolios. "With interest rates relatively low, we believe that many investors are increasingly starved for income. As a result, we think more attention has bee...
09-21-2011 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividend focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) have experienced rapid growth this year, with many of them doubling their growth, according to a report from Morningstar. Inflows to this sector really spiked in August, proving investors are still searching for yield and stability in...
09-12-2011 11:35 AM by Tom Lydon
Dividend exchange traded funds continue to increase in popularity as income-famished investors look beyond bond markets for yield. There has been about $12.6 billion in inflows to dividend-stock ETFs this year. Treasury yields are falling as and bond prices are rising as i...
08-03-2011 02:48 PM by Tom Lydon
S&P 500 exchange traded funds were fighting to stay in positive territory for the year in Wednesday's volatile trading. But Standard & Poor's equity analyst Todd Rosenbluth notes the broad benchmark is stronger with a positive return for 2011 when factoring in dividend...
01-24-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
As the economy improves, companies that are sitting on a pile of cash now feel safe enough to reward their long-term investors with higher dividend payouts. Instead of picking single stocks, you might be better off playing the dividend craze with exchange traded funds (ETFs) inst...
04-29-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The threat of high inflation looms large in the wake of the U.S. government's loose fiscal policy. That's why it will be important to find a source of investment income that will rise with inflation and help you keep all your retirement plans intact. Fortunately, dividend-focused...
04-16-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Yields on money funds and Treauries aren't inspiring much elation. But there are still some ways to get some substantial yields on money that would otherwise just sit there, as long as you know where to look. Want a hint? Exchange traded funds (ETFs). If you see higher yields ...
04-13-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Dividends are a great way to earn some cash on your investments. Just ask billionaire Warren Buffett, who netted a cool $43 million in dividends through his personal portfolio. You can do likewise, albeit on a smaller scale, with exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in a dive...
02-02-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Traders trying to benefit from high dividends and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) may look for companies offering high dividends, payouts that may reflect the companies' healthy earnings growth. Dividend growth and stock price appreciation are quite synonymous, according ...
12-18-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Amidst the consistent bad market news there is a glimmer of Christmas cheer spotted among some of the dividend paying companies and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that hold them. Over the past week several dividend paying companies announced they are increasing the amount o...
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