Last Update: 31 December 2021

Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO)

The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) ETF granted a 2.61% dividend yield in 2021.

ETF Dividend Yield

The most recent Dividend Yields of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) ETF are represented below:

Period: January 2020 - December 2021

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2021 2020
VWO - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets 2.61% 2.17%

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 Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) ETF: historical returns page.

VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS (VWO) ETF
CAPITAL GROWTH with or without dividend reinvestment
1000$ invested from January 2005 to December 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
2005 22.80 2.28% 22.80 1297.72 1320.52 1320.52
2006 29.05 2.20% 51.85 1650.23 1702.08 1708.28
2007 43.39 2.54% 95.24 2223.27 2318.51 2344.86
2008 52.99 2.26% 148.24 1006.08 1154.32 1114.10
2009 25.74 2.31% 173.97 1750.31 1924.28 1963.97
2010 39.08 1.99% 213.05 2056.32 2269.37 2346.41
2011 44.11 1.88% 257.17 1631.88 1889.05 1906.21
2012 48.99 2.57% 306.16 1903.31 2209.47 2272.25
2013 57.94 2.55% 364.10 1761.22 2125.32 2160.56
2014 60.50 2.80% 424.59 1710.74 2135.33 2159.13
2015 58.08 2.69% 482.68 1394.25 1876.93 1817.77
2016 50.53 2.78% 533.21 1525.72 2058.93 2039.71
2017 60.78 2.98% 593.99 1960.54 2554.53 2681.80
2018 64.63 2.41% 658.62 1623.78 2282.40 2285.78
2019 87.32 3.82% 745.94 1898.88 2644.82 2760.35
2020 59.90 2.17% 805.84 2146.17 2952.01 3179.73
2021 82.99 2.61% 888.83 2117.99 3006.82 3220.97
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 - Dec 2021 +11.54% +13.69% +16.69%
Jan 2018 - Dec 2021 +8.03% +17.71% +20.10%
Jan 2016 - Dec 2021 +51.91% +60.20% +77.19%
Jan 2014 - Dec 2021 +20.26% +41.48% +49.08%
Jan 2011 - Dec 2021 +3.00% +32.50% +37.27%
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?

VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS (VWO) ETF
HISTORICAL RETURNS AND DIVIDEND YIELDS
Period: January 2005 - December 2021
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Year Total Return Dividend Yield Return
Without Dividends
2005 +32.05% 2.28% +29.77%
2006 +29.36% 2.20% +27.16%
2007 +37.26% 2.54% +34.72%
2008 -52.49% 2.26% -54.75%
2009 +76.28% 2.31% +73.97%
2010 +19.47% 1.99% +17.48%
2011 -18.76% 1.88% -20.64%
2012 +19.20% 2.57% +16.63%
2013 -4.92% 2.55% -7.47%
2014 -0.07% 2.80% -2.87%
2015 -15.81% 2.69% -18.50%
2016 +12.21% 2.78% +9.43%
2017 +31.48% 2.98% +28.50%
2018 -14.77% 2.41% -17.18%
2019 +20.76% 3.82% +16.94%
2020 +15.19% 2.17% +13.02%
2021 +1.30% 2.61% -1.31%

Actual Dividend Yield for long term investors

What would have been the annual Dividend Yield received by investors if they had invested in the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) ETF over the past years?

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

VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS (VWO) ETF
ACTUAL DIVIDEND YIELD for long-term investors
Period: January 2005 - December 2021
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Starting Period
of the
Investment
Actual Dividend Yield over years
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Jan 2005 5.05% 6.08% 6.46% 8.73% 5.99% 8.30%
Jan 2006 3.83% 4.60% 4.89% 6.61% 4.54% 6.28%
Jan 2007 2.96% 3.56% 3.78% 5.11% 3.51% 4.86%
Jan 2008 2.15% 2.59% 2.76% 3.72% 2.55% 3.54%
Jan 2009 4.54% 5.46% 5.80% 7.84% 5.38% 7.45%
Jan 2010 2.57% 3.09% 3.29% 4.45% 3.05% 4.23%
Jan 2011 2.15% 2.59% 2.75% 3.72% 2.55% 3.54%
Jan 2012 2.65% 3.19% 3.39% 4.58% 3.14% 4.35%
Jan 2013 2.22% 2.67% 2.84% 3.84% 2.64% 3.65%
Jan 2014 2.34% 2.81% 2.99% 4.04% 2.77% 3.84%
Jan 2015 2.34% 2.82% 2.99% 4.04% 2.77% 3.84%
Jan 2016 2.78% 3.34% 3.56% 4.80% 3.30% 4.57%
Jan 2017 2.98% 3.17% 4.28% 2.94% 4.07%
Jan 2018 2.41% 3.26% 2.23% 3.09%
Jan 2019 3.82% 2.62% 3.63%
Jan 2020 2.17% 3.01%
Jan 2021 2.61%

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 Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) ETF: historical returns page.

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