“Combine all of this with HDV’s 3.72% SEC yield and, in the environment we face ahead, HDV may be a winning choice for the dividend-producing portion of your portfolio,” according to a Seeking Alpha analysis of HDV.
HDV follows the Morningstar Dividend Yield Focus Index and the ETF’s other double-digit sector allocations are healthcare and utilities. In 2014, HDV became a member of the iShares core suite of ETFs and its addition to the iShares core suite came a dramatic fee reduction that took the ETF’s annual expense ratio to 0.12% from 0.4%.
This year’s retrenchment in Treasury yields has encouraged investors to reconsider some high yield dividend ETFs, including some with either substantial staples or utilities exposure or both. [Core Dividends With This ETF]
iShares Core High Dividend ETF