Last Update: 31 December 2022

Category: Stocks
ETF: VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK)

The VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK) ETF granted a 2.86% dividend yield in 2022.

ETF Dividend Yield

The most recent Dividend Yields of VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK) ETF are represented below:

Period: January 2021 - December 2022

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2022 2021
AFK - VanEck Africa Index ETF 2.86% 4.12%

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 VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK) ETF: historical returns page.

VANECK AFRICA INDEX ETF (AFK) ETF
CAPITAL GROWTH with or without dividend reinvestment
1000$ invested from January 2009 to December 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
2009 10.80 1.08% 10.80 inf 10.80 inf
2010 18.23 1.35% 29.03 inf 29.03 inf
2011 46.67 2.76% 75.70 inf 75.70 inf
2012 53.03 4.13% 128.73 inf 128.73 inf
2013 42.71 2.64% 171.43 inf 171.43 inf
2014 40.17 2.45% 211.60 inf 211.60 inf
2015 20.96 1.48% 232.56 inf 232.56 inf
2016 29.48 2.97% 262.05 inf 262.05 inf
2017 28.36 2.50% 290.41 inf 290.41 inf
2018 19.63 1.35% 310.05 inf 310.05 inf
2019 76.53 6.54% 386.58 inf 386.58 inf
2020 50.39 3.92% 436.97 inf 436.97 inf
2021 55.25 4.12% 492.22 inf 492.22 inf
2022 39.50 2.86% 531.72 inf 531.72 inf
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 - Dec 2022 0.00% +21.68% 0.00%
Jan 2019 - Dec 2022 0.00% +71.49% 0.00%
Jan 2017 - Dec 2022 0.00% +102.91% 0.00%
Jan 2015 - Dec 2022 0.00% +151.29% 0.00%
Jan 2012 - Dec 2022 0.00% +602.40% 0.00%
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?

VANECK AFRICA INDEX ETF (AFK) ETF
HISTORICAL RETURNS AND DIVIDEND YIELDS
Period: January 2009 - December 2022
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Year Total Return Dividend Yield Return
Without Dividends
2009 0.00% 1.08% 0.00%
2010 +25.25% 1.35% +23.90%
2011 -24.06% 2.76% -26.82%
2012 +25.98% 4.13% +21.85%
2013 +1.35% 2.64% -1.29%
2014 -13.61% 2.45% -16.06%
2015 -29.91% 1.48% -31.39%
2016 +14.29% 2.97% +11.32%
2017 +28.19% 2.50% +25.69%
2018 -19.54% 1.35% -20.89%
2019 +9.84% 6.54% +3.30%
2020 +4.33% 3.92% +0.41%
2021 +2.99% 4.12% -1.13%
2022 -17.33% 2.86% -20.19%

Actual Dividend Yield for long term investors

What would have been the annual Dividend Yield received by investors if they had invested in the VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK) ETF over the past years?

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

VANECK AFRICA INDEX ETF (AFK) ETF
ACTUAL DIVIDEND YIELD for long-term investors
Period: January 2009 - December 2022
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Starting Period
of the
Investment
Actual Dividend Yield over years
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jan 2009 2.84% 1.96% 7.65% 5.04% 5.53% 3.95%
Jan 2010 inf% inf% inf% inf% inf% inf%
Jan 2011 inf% inf% inf% inf% inf% inf%
Jan 2012 inf% inf% inf% inf% inf% inf%
Jan 2013 inf% inf% inf% inf% inf% inf%
Jan 2014 inf% inf% inf% inf% inf% inf%
Jan 2015 inf% inf% inf% inf% inf% inf%
Jan 2016 inf% inf% inf% inf% inf% inf%
Jan 2017 inf% inf% inf% inf% inf% inf%
Jan 2018 inf% inf% inf% inf% inf%
Jan 2019 inf% inf% inf% inf%
Jan 2020 inf% inf% inf%
Jan 2021 inf% inf%
Jan 2022 inf%

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 VanEck Africa Index ETF (AFK) ETF: historical returns page.

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