While the dividend yield is not remarkable, the sector weighting may have something to do with the stellar performance. The ETF avoids heavy exposure to financials and focuses in on utilities and the energy sector, followed by consumer discretionary. [Emerging Market Dividend ETFs Grab Market Share]

The three countries that are represented are all commodity-rich and are markets that investors gravitate toward. [Best Emerging Market ETFs]

The top dividend ETFs year-to-date, after ABCS:

  • SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend (NYSEArca: EDIV)
  • EG Shares Low Volatility Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: HILO)
  • WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income (NYSEArca: DEM)
  • WisdomTree Australia Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: AUSE)

Guggenheim ABC High Dividend ETF

Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.