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: 30 September 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) 1.31% 12.17% -12.84 -8.91
iShares MSCI Russia ETF (ERUS) 0.77% 10.33% -10.69 +4.26
Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) 2.74% 7.17% -44.51 -20.06
VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM LC Bd (EMLC) 3.40% 6.63% -1.01 -1.47
iShares Emerging Markets High Yld Bd (EMHY) 3.39% 6.26% -0.53 +0.88
SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) 3.53% 6.06% +1.31 +3.21
iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF (PFF) 3.14% 5.98% +2.19 +3.42
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) 3.29% 5.54% +1.20 +3.33
Invesco Emerging Markets Sov Debt (PCY) 3.35% 5.49% -2.30 +1.75
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Lcl Dbt (ELD) 3.52% 5.41% -2.91 -1.12
Cambria Sovereign Bond (SOVB) 0.67% 5.35% +0.89 -0.96
VanEck Vectors EM Aggregate Bond (EMAG) 2.89% 5.33% +0.69 +2.49
iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS) 0.91% 5.19% -16.06 -4.66
Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF (NGE) 0.00% 5.18% -29.17 -20.37
iShares MSCI EAFE Value (EFV) 1.01% 5.16% -12.15 -6.05
Vanguard Emerging Mkts Govt Bd (VWOB) 2.87% 5.11% +2.48 +3.70
iShares JP Morgan USD Em Mkts Bd (EMB) 2.60% 5.08% +2.02 +3.20
SPDR Blmbg Barclays Em Mkts Lcl Bd (EBND) 2.57% 5.04% +0.62 +0.25
iShares MSCI Sweden ETF (EWD) 0.29% 4.88% +21.78 +2.95
iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU) 1.16% 4.85% -16.23 -6.17
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF (EFAV) 1.31% 4.73% -3.46 +1.74
iShares MSCI Australia ETF (EWA) 1.25% 4.72% -8.26 +0.24
iShares MSCI Italy ETF (EWI) 0.85% 4.66% -10.02 -5.02
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond (VCLT) 2.40% 4.63% +9.51 +8.62
SPDR Portfolio Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (SPLB) 2.28% 4.58% +9.29 +8.45
SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF (DWX) 2.77% 4.52% -8.98 -1.63
iShares JP Morgan EM Local Ccy Bd (LEMB) 0.00% 4.47% -1.19 -1.05
iShares Interest Rate Hdg Em Mkts Bd (EMBH) 1.80% 4.31% -4.75 -1.12
Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ) 2.17% 4.27% -12.28 +2.33
iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap (SCZ) 0.88% 4.26% +6.23 +1.13
iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF (ENZL) 0.64% 4.25% +14.06 +10.38
iShares MSCI Spain ETF (EWP) 0.74% 4.04% -19.25 -10.73
SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR) 1.27% 4.04% -23.16 -2.32
WisdomTree International SmallCp Div (DLS) 1.77% 4.02% -2.64 -3.69
iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (IGF) 0.92% 4.02% -14.67 -2.25
Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK) 1.54% 3.99% +0.26 -0.41
SPDR S&P International Small Cap ETF (GWX) 1.03% 3.93% +6.78 -0.48
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond (CBON) 2.25% 3.90% +9.40 +3.78
Global X MSCI Colombia ETF (GXG) 1.17% 3.87% -33.53 -15.03
Global X MSCI Portugal ETF (PGAL) 1.80% 3.87% -10.66 -7.10
Schwab International Small-Cap Equity ETF (SCHC) 0.00% 3.87% +5.19 -0.39
Real Estate Select Sector SPDR (XLRE) 1.79% 3.86% -7.38 +6.55
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) 0.31% 3.85% +5.65 -0.24
DFA US Core Equity 1 (DFEOX) 1.18% 3.84% +9.14 +8.65
Global X MSCI Norway ETF (NORW) 1.03% 3.84% -10.47 -5.20
iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) 1.74% 3.83% -11.90 +3.31
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) 1.48% 3.82% +10.50 +2.49
Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF (SCHE) 0.39% 3.82% +9.91 +2.76
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA) 1.07% 3.81% +1.26 +0.85
iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) 2.00% 3.79% +8.89 +7.07
SPDR Portfolio World ex-US ETF (SPDW) 0.97% 3.73% +2.04 +1.05
Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) 2.49% 3.72% +4.77 +9.16
Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF (SCHV) 2.39% 3.72% -4.24 +3.50
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) 1.34% 3.70% +3.78 +1.42
iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) 1.24% 3.69% +0.09 +0.48
Vanguard High Dividend Yield (VYM) 2.26% 3.69% -5.59 +3.27
ProShares Short Term USD Emerg Mkts Bd (EMSH) 1.89% 3.68% -0.61 +0.91
iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS) 0.86% 3.67% +3.62 +1.26
iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) 0.56% 3.66% -24.72 -19.97
Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) 1.26% 3.65% +3.61 +1.24
Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) 2.26% 3.65% -5.01 +7.39
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) 1.26% 3.65% +2.08 +0.92
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets (IEMG) 0.81% 3.61% +11.20 +2.11
Vanguard Total International Bond (BNDX) 0.67% 3.58% +2.21 +5.10
iShares MSCI Austria ETF (EWO) 0.00% 3.54% -23.62 -12.35
Schwab International Equity ETF (SCHF) 0.71% 3.52% +1.56 +0.90
iShares MSCI UAE ETF (UAE) 4.12% 3.47% -16.25 -10.60
DFA International Core Equity I (DFIEX) 1.28% 3.46% +0.35 -1.17
Schwab US REIT ETF (SCHH) 1.30% 3.46% -22.72 -2.03
DFA Large Cap International I (DFALX) 1.51% 3.44% +0.73 +0.57
SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF (SPEM) 0.80% 3.44% +9.68 +2.62
Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF (PAK) 0.77% 3.43% +9.02 -18.17
iShares MSCI Qatar ETF (QAT) 2.73% 3.43% +5.14 +8.60
iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK) 0.75% 3.42% -7.94 -4.62
iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF (EWN) 0.56% 3.33% +12.19 +5.65
Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) 0.43% 3.32% -27.29 -8.99
Vanguard FTSE Pacific (VPL) 0.80% 3.30% +5.50 +2.62
iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT) 0.00% 3.24% +26.58 +10.60
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) 1.80% 3.22% +7.30 +8.88
iShares MSCI Mexico ETF (EWW) 0.28% 3.22% -20.87 -13.27
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM) 0.51% 3.19% +10.81 +1.84
WisdomTree US SmallCap Dividend ETF (DES) 1.56% 3.18% -20.67 -6.29
iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (EWZ) 0.75% 3.18% -32.57 -10.39
VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Long Municipal Index (MLN) 1.77% 3.12% +3.96 +5.34
Vanguard Value (VTV) 1.89% 3.10% -3.46 +4.35
iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) 0.76% 3.08% +8.39 +1.11
iShares Russell 1000 Value (IWD) 1.63% 3.04% -5.18 +2.48
Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) 1.67% 3.02% +4.92 +3.85
iShares MSCI France ETF (EWQ) 0.54% 3.02% -6.50 -1.30
iShares Core International Aggregate Bond (IAGG) 1.70% 3.00% +1.97 +5.17
iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Value (JKI) 1.95% 3.00% -15.68 -1.98
iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (EWH) 1.69% 2.93% -0.71 -0.58
SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF (SPYV) 1.81% 2.92% -2.66 +4.16
Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) 1.64% 2.91% +7.06 +5.26
DFA US Large Company I (DFUSX) 1.29% 2.91% +15.09 +12.22
iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) 0.95% 2.91% +9.38 -1.44
Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) 1.22% 2.90% +10.11 +6.89
iShares MSCI ACWI ETF (ACWI) 0.77% 2.90% +10.59 +7.34
Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Secs (VMBS) 1.42% 2.89% +4.18 +3.55
iShares MBS (MBB) 1.61% 2.89% +4.35 +3.62
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