Last Update: 30 April 2022

Category: Stocks
ETF: SPDR S&P 500 (SPY)

The SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) ETF granted a 1.54% dividend yield in 2021.

ETF Dividend Yield

The most recent Dividend Yields of SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) ETF are represented below:

Period: January 2021 - April 2022

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2022(*) 2021
SPY - SPDR S&P 500 0.29% 1.54%

(*) 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 SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) ETF: historical returns page.

SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) ETF
CAPITAL GROWTH with or without dividend reinvestment
1000$ invested from January 1993 to April 2022
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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
1993 26.10 2.61% 26.10 1072.83 1098.93 1098.93
1994 29.23 2.66% 55.33 1048.60 1103.93 1103.34
1995 31.22 2.83% 86.56 1417.87 1504.43 1523.11
1996 33.81 2.22% 120.37 1705.25 1825.62 1865.64
1997 35.07 1.88% 155.44 2244.07 2399.51 2490.22
1998 36.61 1.47% 192.05 2854.86 3046.91 3204.60
1999 37.81 1.18% 229.86 3403.21 3633.07 3857.95
2000 39.74 1.03% 269.60 3037.03 3306.63 3482.58
2001 37.96 1.09% 307.56 2647.01 2954.57 3073.29
2002 40.57 1.32% 348.13 2040.63 2388.76 2409.83
2003 44.82 1.86% 392.95 2577.65 2970.60 3088.83
2004 61.47 1.99% 454.42 2802.25 3256.67 3419.44
2005 61.21 1.79% 515.63 2887.34 3402.97 3584.48
2006 70.97 1.98% 586.60 3287.74 3874.34 4152.53
2007 79.73 1.92% 666.33 3393.46 4059.79 4365.79
2008 82.08 1.88% 748.40 2080.63 2829.03 2758.87
2009 67.32 2.44% 815.72 2578.41 3394.13 3486.23
2010 71.47 2.05% 887.19 2913.79 3800.98 4011.15
2011 82.63 2.06% 969.82 2908.77 3878.59 4086.88
2012 101.76 2.49% 1071.58 3301.49 4373.07 4740.42
2013 112.35 2.37% 1183.93 4289.85 5473.78 6271.90
2014 131.08 2.09% 1315.01 4777.71 6092.72 7116.25
2015 146.59 2.06% 1461.61 4739.11 6200.72 7205.35
2016 161.40 2.24% 1623.01 5201.71 6824.72 8070.09
2017 174.31 2.16% 1797.32 6218.14 8015.46 9821.32
2018 188.57 1.92% 1985.89 5815.40 7801.29 9373.77
2019 211.85 2.26% 2197.74 7499.65 9697.39 12300.45
2020 218.95 1.78% 2416.69 8744.10 11160.79 14560.45
2021 224.23 1.54% 2640.92 11122.85 13763.77 18745.73
Apr 2022(*) 54.36 0.29% 2695.28 9645.82 12341.10 16310.79
(*) 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 2021 - Apr 2022 +10.31% +10.58% +12.02%
Jan 2019 - Apr 2022 +65.87% +58.19% +74.00%
Jan 2017 - Apr 2022 +85.44% +80.83% +102.11%
Jan 2015 - Apr 2022 +101.89% +102.55% +129.20%
Jan 2012 - Apr 2022 +231.61% +218.19% +299.10%
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?

SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) ETF
HISTORICAL RETURNS AND DIVIDEND YIELDS
Period: January 1993 - April 2022
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Year Total Return Dividend Yield Return
Without Dividends
1993 +9.89% 2.61% +7.28%
1994 +0.40% 2.66% -2.26%
1995 +38.05% 2.83% +35.22%
1996 +22.49% 2.22% +20.27%
1997 +33.48% 1.88% +31.60%
1998 +28.69% 1.47% +27.22%
1999 +20.39% 1.18% +19.21%
2000 -9.73% 1.03% -10.76%
2001 -11.75% 1.09% -12.84%
2002 -21.59% 1.32% -22.91%
2003 +28.18% 1.86% +26.32%
2004 +10.70% 1.99% +8.71%
2005 +4.83% 1.79% +3.04%
2006 +15.85% 1.98% +13.87%
2007 +5.14% 1.92% +3.22%
2008 -36.81% 1.88% -38.69%
2009 +26.36% 2.44% +23.92%
2010 +15.06% 2.05% +13.01%
2011 +1.89% 2.06% -0.17%
2012 +15.99% 2.49% +13.50%
2013 +32.31% 2.37% +29.94%
2014 +13.46% 2.09% +11.37%
2015 +1.25% 2.06% -0.81%
2016 +12.00% 2.24% +9.76%
2017 +21.70% 2.16% +19.54%
2018 -4.56% 1.92% -6.48%
2019 +31.22% 2.26% +28.96%
2020 +18.37% 1.78% +16.59%
2021 +28.74% 1.54% +27.20%
Apr 2022(*) -12.99% 0.29% -13.28%
(*) 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 SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) ETF over the past years?

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

SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) ETF
ACTUAL DIVIDEND YIELD for long-term investors
Period: January 1993 - April 2022
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Starting Period
of the
Investment
Actual Dividend Yield over years
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022(*)
Jan 1993 16.14% 17.43% 18.86% 21.19% 21.90% 22.42% 5.44%
Jan 1994 14.69% 15.86% 17.16% 19.28% 19.92% 20.40% 4.95%
Jan 1995 14.63% 15.80% 17.09% 19.20% 19.84% 20.32% 4.93%
Jan 1996 10.60% 11.44% 12.38% 13.91% 14.38% 14.72% 3.57%
Jan 1997 8.65% 9.34% 10.11% 11.36% 11.74% 12.02% 2.91%
Jan 1998 6.48% 7.00% 7.57% 8.51% 8.79% 9.00% 2.18%
Jan 1999 5.04% 5.44% 5.88% 6.61% 6.83% 7.00% 1.70%
Jan 2000 4.18% 4.52% 4.89% 5.49% 5.68% 5.81% 1.41%
Jan 2001 4.63% 5.01% 5.41% 6.08% 6.29% 6.44% 1.56%
Jan 2002 5.25% 5.67% 6.14% 6.89% 7.12% 7.30% 1.77%
Jan 2003 6.70% 7.23% 7.83% 8.79% 9.09% 9.30% 2.26%
Jan 2004 5.23% 5.64% 6.10% 6.86% 7.09% 7.26% 1.76%
Jan 2005 4.72% 5.10% 5.51% 6.20% 6.40% 6.56% 1.59%
Jan 2006 4.50% 4.86% 5.26% 5.91% 6.11% 6.26% 1.52%
Jan 2007 3.89% 4.20% 4.54% 5.10% 5.27% 5.40% 1.31%
Jan 2008 3.70% 3.99% 4.32% 4.85% 5.02% 5.14% 1.25%
Jan 2009 5.85% 6.32% 6.84% 7.68% 7.94% 8.13% 1.97%
Jan 2010 4.63% 5.00% 5.41% 6.08% 6.28% 6.43% 1.56%
Jan 2011 4.02% 4.35% 4.70% 5.28% 5.46% 5.59% 1.36%
Jan 2012 3.95% 4.27% 4.61% 5.18% 5.36% 5.49% 1.33%
Jan 2013 3.40% 3.68% 3.98% 4.47% 4.62% 4.73% 1.15%
Jan 2014 2.57% 2.78% 3.01% 3.38% 3.49% 3.58% 0.87%
Jan 2015 2.27% 2.45% 2.65% 2.98% 3.08% 3.15% 0.76%
Jan 2016 2.24% 2.42% 2.62% 2.94% 3.04% 3.11% 0.75%
Jan 2017 2.16% 2.34% 2.63% 2.71% 2.78% 0.67%
Jan 2018 1.92% 2.16% 2.23% 2.28% 0.55%
Jan 2019 2.26% 2.34% 2.39% 0.58%
Jan 2020 1.78% 1.82% 0.44%
Jan 2021 1.54% 0.37%
(*) 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 SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) ETF: historical returns page.

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