Lowell also mentioned the iShares Select Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: DVY). With almost $12.7 billion in assets under management, DVY is one of the largest U.S. dividend ETFs. It also features one of the largest allocations to the utilities sector at 30.5%. That exposure has recently applied some pressure to DVY as 10-year Treasury yields have risen. DVY has a trailing 12-month yield of 3.1% and is home to 101 stocks. Its top-10 holdings represent just 20.9% of the fund’s weight. [Rising Rates Turn Some Dividend ETFs Into Laggards]
The $760.4 million WisdomTree Equity Income Fund (NYSEArca: DHS) was also mentioned in the piece. DHS is up 20.6% over the past year with dividends reinvested. Financials and consumer staples combine for a third of DHS’s weight. Like DTN, DHS charges 0.38% per year and pays its dividends monthly rather than quarterly.
WisdomTree Equity Income Fund
ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post. Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of DTN and DVY.