“Recent research suggests that investors may be overlooking significant opportunities in high dividend-paying equities,” according to a Global X note. “A study of global stocks for the period between 2003-2012 shows that dividend paying stocks have, over time and based on numerous metrics, performed well versus non-dividend paying stocks.” [Dividend ETFs: Examining Yields, Returns and Risk]
The company also offers the Global X SuperDividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDIV), which is a similar offering that provides access to global high-yield stocks, except no volatility filter is applied. SDIV has a 6.88% 30-day SEC yield.
The new DIV ETF will be competing with other low-volatility, high dividend ETFs currently on the markets, including the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Portfolio (SPHD), which has a 3.82% 30-day SEC yield, and the iShares High Dividend Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HDV), which has a 3.38% 30-day SEC yield. [High Dividends and Low Volatility: Can it Work in an ETF?]
For more information on new fund products, visit our new ETFs category.
Max Chen contributed to this article.