Last Update: 28 February 2021

Category: Stocks
ETF: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC)

The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC) ETF granted a 0.85% dividend yield in 2020.

ETF Dividend Yield

The most recent Dividend Yields of Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC) ETF are represented below:

Period: January 2020 - February 2021

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2021(*) 2020
XLC - Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund 0.00% 0.85%

(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Capital Growth and Dividends

In the following table, Capital Growth details (with and without dividend reinvestment) are represented.

If you are not interested in a periodic income and you need a strategy with a dividend reinvestment, please refer to the Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC) ETF: historical returns page.

COMMUNICATION SERVICES SELECT SECTOR SPDR FUND (XLC) ETF
CAPITAL GROWTH with or without dividend reinvestment
1000$ invested from January 2018 to February 2021
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Year
Dividend
Cumulative
Dividend
Cashflow
ETF
Portfolio
Value
EOY Capital
Amount Yield Effective
ETF + Cashflow
Total Return
Div. reinvestment
1000.00
2018 5.40 0.54% 5.40 826.94 832.34 832.34
2019 8.82 1.06% 14.22 1074.92 1089.14 1090.76
2020 9.27 0.85% 23.49 1355.01 1378.50 1384.25
Feb 2021(*) 0.00 0.00% 23.49 1437.14 1460.63 1468.15
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Column meaning:

  • Dividend -> Amount: Income returned over the year (or portion of the year)
  • Dividend -> Yield: Dividend Yield calculated on the starting price of the year
  • Cumulative Dividend Cashflow: Sum of all the dividends received
  • ETF Portfolio Value: Investment Value, excluding dividends, at the end of year
  • EOY Capital -> Effective: Investment Value plus cumulative dividends
  • EOY Capital -> Total Return: Investment Value, with dividend reinvestment

Which are the global returns of the last periods? In the following table, the Effective Return considers the received (and not reinvested) dividends. Total Return is calculated assuming dividend reinvestment.

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Period ETF
Return
Effective
Return
Total
Return
Jan 2020 - Feb 2021 +33.70% +34.11% +34.60%
Jan 2018 - Feb 2021 +43.71% +46.06% +46.82%
WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Yearly Returns and Dividend Yield

Dividends are essential for the investor who needs additional periodic income. When dividends are not reinvested, how much is the real ETF return over the years?

COMMUNICATION SERVICES SELECT SECTOR SPDR FUND (XLC) ETF
HISTORICAL RETURNS AND DIVIDEND YIELDS
Period: January 2018 - February 2021
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Year Total Return Dividend Yield Return
Without Dividends
2018 -16.77% 0.54% -17.31%
2019 +31.05% 1.06% +29.99%
2020 +26.91% 0.85% +26.06%
Feb 2021(*) +6.06% 0.00% +6.06%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Actual Dividend Yield for long term investors

What would have been the annual Dividend Yield received by investors if they had invested in the Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC) ETF over the past years?

E.g. If you had bought it 3 years ago, how much would be your actual dividend yield today?

COMMUNICATION SERVICES SELECT SECTOR SPDR FUND (XLC) ETF
ACTUAL DIVIDEND YIELD for long-term investors
Period: January 2018 - February 2021
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Starting Period
of the
Investment
Actual Dividend Yield over years
2018 2019 2020 2021(*)
Jan 2018 0.54% 0.88% 0.93% 0.00%
Jan 2019 1.06% 1.11% 0.00%
Jan 2020 0.85% 0.00%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Collecting dividends is useful to obtain an additional income. Obtaining a large amount of income is the first step to financial freedom. However, if your need is to increase your capital as much as possible with dividend reinvestment, please refer to the Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC) ETF: historical returns page.

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