A Prudent Smart Beta Emerging Markets ETF Idea

China is the largest emerging markets dividend payer in dollar terms. Russia is also an important contributor to developing world payouts as policymakers in Moscow take a keen interest in ensuring Russia’s state-backed companies pay and raise dividends.

Related: A Smart Beta Global Approach to Dividends

EDOG’s other marquee country weights include Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey. EDOG sports a 30-day SEC yield of 3.6%, or more than double the comparable metric on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.

Some emerging markets dividend payers often feature larger yields than their U.S. counterparts, an assertion proven by comparing large- and mega-cap dividend stocks from familiar dividend sectors such as consumer staples, energy, financial services and telecommunications.

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