An investor who needs a regural income must look for ETFs giving periodic dividends/distributions.

In the table below, the Top 100 ETFs of our archive that distributed the highest dividend in 2019 and 2020.

The 1Y return shown in the table is comprehensive of the dividends.

BEST 100 ETF DIVIDEND YIELDS - 2019 and 2020
Last Update: 31 May 2020
2020 Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year
Stocks Bonds Commodities
Dividend Yield (%)
Ann. Returns (%)
ETF 2020 2019  ▾ 1Y 3Y
iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (EZA) 0.00% 12.17% -28.39 -12.41
iShares MSCI Russia ETF (ERUS) 0.00% 10.33% +1.35 +10.39
Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) 0.94% 7.17% -28.48 -11.85
VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM LC Bd (EMLC) 1.71% 6.63% -0.66 -0.93
iShares Emerging Markets High Yld Bd (EMHY) 1.83% 6.26% -4.08 -0.52
SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) 1.78% 6.06% +1.56 +2.42
iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF (PFF) 1.34% 5.98% +1.10 +1.96
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) 1.72% 5.54% +2.22 +2.79
Invesco Emerging Markets Sov Debt (PCY) 2.04% 5.49% -2.66 +0.29
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Lcl Dbt (ELD) 1.96% 5.41% +0.78 -0.08
Cambria Sovereign Bond (SOVB) 0.08% 5.35% +0.72 -0.05
VanEck Vectors EM Aggregate Bond (EMAG) 1.49% 5.33% +0.15 +1.71
iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS) 0.00% 5.19% -16.27 -4.53
Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF (NGE) 0.00% 5.18% -31.89 -10.91
iShares MSCI EAFE Value (EFV) 0.00% 5.16% -12.60 -5.43
Vanguard Emerging Mkts Govt Bd (VWOB) 1.49% 5.11% +2.27 +2.73
iShares JP Morgan USD Em Mkts Bd (EMB) 1.42% 5.08% +1.31 +2.14
SPDR Blmbg Barclays Em Mkts Lcl Bd (EBND) 1.29% 5.04% +3.03 +0.97
iShares MSCI Sweden ETF (EWD) 0.00% 4.88% +8.11 +0.07
iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU) 0.00% 4.85% -15.27 -5.44
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF (EFAV) 0.00% 4.73% -2.89 +1.03
iShares MSCI Australia ETF (EWA) 0.00% 4.72% -13.77 -1.01
iShares MSCI Italy ETF (EWI) 0.00% 4.66% -9.78 -3.63
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond (VCLT) 1.24% 4.63% +15.94 +8.36
SPDR Portfolio Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (SPLB) 1.17% 4.58% +15.46 +8.07
SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF (DWX) 0.60% 4.52% -10.05 -2.23
iShares JP Morgan EM Local Ccy Bd (LEMB) 0.00% 4.47% -2.75 -0.66
iShares Interest Rate Hdg Em Mkts Bd (EMBH) 1.04% 4.31% -9.46 -2.30
Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ) 0.70% 4.27% -7.67 +2.11
iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap (SCZ) 0.00% 4.26% -1.57 -0.21
iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF (ENZL) 0.00% 4.25% +4.22 +9.04
iShares MSCI Spain ETF (EWP) 0.00% 4.04% -19.89 -10.45
iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (IGF) 0.00% 4.02% -9.68 -1.23
WisdomTree International SmallCp Div (DLS) 0.40% 4.02% -10.13 -4.20
Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK) 0.42% 3.99% -3.79 -1.40
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond (CBON) 1.22% 3.90% +2.56 +3.38
Global X MSCI Colombia ETF (GXG) 0.00% 3.87% -32.41 -15.14
Global X MSCI Portugal ETF (PGAL) 0.00% 3.87% -7.67 -3.28
Real Estate Select Sector SPDR (XLRE) 0.52% 3.86% -1.77 +6.40
DFA US Core Equity 1 (DFEOX) 0.41% 3.84% +7.21 +7.18
Global X MSCI Norway ETF (NORW) 0.00% 3.84% -18.76 -2.90
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) 0.13% 3.82% -4.89 -0.05
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA) 0.00% 3.81% -2.47 -0.12
iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) 1.03% 3.79% +12.85 +6.70
Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) 0.76% 3.72% +9.11 +8.18
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) 0.22% 3.70% -2.79 -0.08
Vanguard High Dividend Yield (VYM) 0.59% 3.69% +0.30 +4.21
iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) 0.00% 3.69% -2.83 -0.42
ProShares Short Term USD Emerg Mkts Bd (EMSH) 1.06% 3.68% -2.27 +0.26
iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS) 0.00% 3.67% -3.32 -0.08
iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) 0.00% 3.66% -1.73 -16.64
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) 0.30% 3.65% -2.35 -0.18
Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) 0.19% 3.65% -3.02 -0.23
Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) 0.73% 3.65% +6.00 +7.00
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets (IEMG) 0.00% 3.61% -5.27 -0.59
Vanguard Total International Bond (BNDX) 0.33% 3.58% +5.21 +4.60
iShares MSCI Austria ETF (EWO) 0.00% 3.54% -22.21 -8.78
Schwab International Equity ETF (SCHF) 0.00% 3.52% -2.39 -0.17
iShares MSCI UAE ETF (UAE) 0.00% 3.47% -24.21 -11.78
DFA International Core Equity I (DFIEX) 0.17% 3.46% -4.45 -1.77
DFA Large Cap International I (DFALX) 0.37% 3.44% -2.52 -0.15
Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF (PAK) 0.00% 3.43% -19.81 -27.06
iShares MSCI Qatar ETF (QAT) 0.00% 3.43% -9.03 -1.16
iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK) 0.00% 3.42% -7.00 -4.71
iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF (EWN) 0.00% 3.33% +6.59 +3.71
Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) 0.00% 3.32% -26.89 -8.97
Vanguard FTSE Pacific (VPL) 0.02% 3.30% +0.93 +1.22
iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT) 0.00% 3.24% +15.21 +5.57
iShares MSCI Mexico ETF (EWW) 0.00% 3.22% -23.46 -12.74
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) 0.46% 3.22% +9.48 +4.38
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) 0.00% 3.19% -4.64 -0.61
iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (EWZ) 0.00% 3.18% -32.91 -5.82
WisdomTree US SmallCap Dividend ETF (DES) 0.73% 3.18% -17.01 -5.07
VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Long Municipal Index (MLN) 0.88% 3.12% +3.50 +4.63
Vanguard Value (VTV) 0.63% 3.10% +0.08 +4.80
iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) 0.00% 3.08% -0.48 +1.65
iShares Russell 1000 Value (IWD) 0.58% 3.04% -1.77 +2.45
Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) 0.89% 3.02% +5.41 +3.52
iShares MSCI France ETF (EWQ) 0.00% 3.02% -8.18 -1.76
iShares Core International Aggregate Bond (IAGG) 0.87% 3.00% +5.79 +4.82
iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Value (JKI) 0.87% 3.00% -12.59 -2.72
iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (EWH) 0.00% 2.93% -17.37 -2.52
Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) 0.86% 2.91% +9.75 +5.18
iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) 0.00% 2.91% -1.57 -3.66
DFA US Large Company I (DFUSX) 0.46% 2.91% +12.75 +10.16
iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (ACWI) 0.00% 2.90% +5.59 +5.49
Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) 0.27% 2.90% +5.01 +5.02
Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Secs (VMBS) 0.81% 2.89% +6.37 +3.70
iShares MBS (MBB) 0.87% 2.89% +6.54 +3.79
iShares MSCI Denmark ETF (EDEN) 0.00% 2.86% +20.92 +7.13
iShares MSCI Peru ETF (EPU) 0.00% 2.81% -19.82 -4.93
iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (EWM) 0.00% 2.80% -12.77 -3.81
Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Index (VGLT) 0.77% 2.78% +26.15 +12.03
iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF (JKL) 0.64% 2.77% -18.01 -6.93
DFA Emerging Markets Core Equity I (DFCEX) 0.17% 2.76% -9.54 -2.72
iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE) 0.63% 2.74% +4.01 +4.56
iShares MSCI Canada ETF (EWC) 0.00% 2.72% -5.94 +0.94
iShares MSCI Ireland ETF (EIRL) 0.00% 2.66% -8.64 -3.91
Vanguard Mid-Cap Value (VOE) 0.65% 2.59% -5.92 -0.07
iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) 0.47% 2.58% +12.68 +10.18
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