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 2020 and 2021.

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

BEST 100 ETF DIVIDEND YIELDS - 2020 and 2021
Last Update: 31 December 2021
Stocks Bonds Commodities
Dividend Yield (%)
Ann. Returns (%)
ETF 2021  ▾ 2020 1Y 3Y
PIMCO Commodity Real Ret Strat Instl (PCRIX) 24.94% 1.55% +33.48 +14.75
DFA US Large Company I (DFUSX) 7.98% 4.39% +28.60 +26.01
iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (EWZ) 7.56% 1.34% -17.27 -5.60
iShares MSCI India ETF (INDA) 7.27% 0.31% +21.41 +14.08
iShares MSCI UAE ETF (UAE) 6.76% 4.18% +44.10 +10.73
Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF (PAK) 6.74% 2.31% -14.66 -6.96
iShares MSCI Sweden ETF (EWD) 6.44% 1.19% +22.86 +22.29
Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF (NGE) 6.43% 5.74% -12.30 -11.77
Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) 6.27% 3.65% +53.31 +4.95
iShares MSCI Russia ETF (ERUS) 6.16% 3.83% +21.28 +18.25
iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS) 6.03% 2.40% +5.56 +3.42
Franklin FTSE Latin America ETF (FLLA) 6.03% 1.77% -9.34 -2.71
iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (EWM) 5.72% 1.91% -7.41 -1.98
iShares MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF (IMTM) 5.51% 1.17% +6.60 +17.48
iShares MSCI Australia ETF (EWA) 5.32% 2.15% +8.95 +13.02
iShares Emerging Markets High Yld Bd (EMHY) 5.32% 5.47% -1.92 +4.79
DFA Inflation-Protected Securities I (DIPSX) 4.97% 1.74% +5.55 +8.53
iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU) 4.97% 2.15% +18.22 +8.13
Vanguard Short-Term Infl-Prot Secs (VTIP) 4.78% 1.25% +5.36 +5.05
iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF (PFF) 4.65% 4.57% +7.13 +10.09
DFA US Core Equity 1 (DFEOX) 4.56% 1.57% +27.54 +24.57
iShares MSCI France ETF (EWQ) 4.46% 1.04% +21.47 +16.53
iShares TIPS Bond (TIP) 4.41% 1.29% +5.67 +8.26
SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) 4.33% 5.21% +3.99 +7.83
VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM LC Bd (EMLC) 4.22% 4.90% -10.11 +0.57
SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF (DWX) 4.19% 3.55% +10.56 +7.87
iShares MSCI EAFE Value (EFV) 4.16% 2.31% +10.87 +7.59
Invesco Emerging Markets Sov Debt (PCY) 4.10% 4.43% -4.66 +4.69
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) 4.08% 4.96% +3.75 +7.34
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Lcl Dbt (ELD) 4.00% 4.66% -10.09 +1.09
iShares MSCI Belgium ETF (EWK) 3.98% 1.64% +12.87 +12.43
iShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF (EMIF) 3.97% 1.99% +3.72 -1.16
iShares MSCI Chile ETF (ECH) 3.94% 1.97% -20.02 -15.16
Vanguard Emerging Mkts Govt Bd (VWOB) 3.88% 4.31% -1.81 +5.90
Real Estate Select Sector SPDR (XLRE) 3.75% 3.02% +45.26 +22.31
iShares JP Morgan USD Em Mkts Bd (EMB) 3.73% 4.00% -2.24 +5.98
iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) 3.62% 2.25% +11.46 +13.53
WisdomTree International SmallCp Div (DLS) 3.59% 2.43% +11.70 +10.44
Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) 3.55% 3.56% +29.87 +23.91
Vanguard Total International Bond (BNDX) 3.55% 1.16% -2.28 +3.32
Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ) 3.53% 3.65% +40.52 +19.96
Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK) 3.49% 2.85% +16.88 +15.69
Schwab International Equity ETF (SCHF) 3.47% 2.24% +11.41 +14.24
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) 3.46% 2.21% +11.67 +14.54
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA) 3.45% 2.02% +11.49 +13.93
Global X MSCI Portugal ETF (PGAL) 3.43% 2.40% +2.64 +5.32
Vanguard High Dividend Yield (VYM) 3.42% 3.14% +26.21 +16.56
SPDR Blmbg Barclays Em Mkts Lcl Bd (EBND) 3.39% 3.76% -9.66 +1.39
iShares JP Morgan EM Local Ccy Bd (LEMB) 3.37% 0.00% -9.91 -0.39
DFA International Core Equity I (DFIEX) 3.32% 1.88% +13.87 +14.28
DFA Large Cap International I (DFALX) 3.32% 2.00% +12.81 +14.18
iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT) 3.32% 2.37% +28.94 +31.25
iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS) 3.31% 2.02% +8.87 +13.65
SPDR Portfolio World ex-US ETF (SPDW) 3.31% 2.02% +11.43 +14.45
Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) 3.30% 2.33% +9.00 +13.68
Schwab International Small-Cap Equity ETF (SCHC) 3.30% 1.76% +12.03 +15.06
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) 3.26% 2.19% +8.28 +13.60
Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) 3.23% 3.09% +16.81 +13.94
iShares MSCI Spain ETF (EWP) 3.22% 2.41% +0.27 +2.53
iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap (SCZ) 3.18% 1.68% +10.14 +15.32
ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas (DIG) 3.17% 0.92% +113.96 -10.61
Vanguard FTSE Pacific (VPL) 3.15% 2.08% +1.12 +11.71
iShares MSCI Thailand ETF (THD) 3.14% 2.04% +1.85 -0.18
iShares MSCI Austria ETF (EWO) 3.12% 0.93% +31.54 +14.04
SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF (SPEM) 3.11% 2.17% +1.54 +11.66
SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR) 3.08% 2.56% +44.44 +15.94
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) 3.03% 2.08% +13.07 +15.35
iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) 2.97% 0.85% -27.48 -6.41
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond (VCLT) 2.97% 3.52% -1.73 +11.31
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets (IEMG) 2.97% 2.17% -0.61 +11.34
iShares MSCI Italy ETF (EWI) 2.95% 1.66% +14.41 +13.88
SPDR S&P International Small Cap ETF (GWX) 2.95% 1.95% +9.67 +13.69
SPDR Portfolio Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (SPLB) 2.89% 3.36% -2.00 +11.15
WisdomTree US SmallCap Dividend ETF (DES) 2.85% 2.59% +26.44 +13.33
iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) 2.82% 2.40% +38.72 +18.99
iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) 2.80% 2.28% +5.84 +11.72
Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF (SCHE) 2.77% 2.35% -0.67 +11.00
DFA Emerging Markets Core Equity I (DFCEX) 2.70% 1.91% +5.83 +11.82
ProShares Short Term USD Emerg Mkts Bd (EMSH) 2.69% 2.86% +0.15 +2.15
iShares MSCI Peru ETF (EPU) 2.69% 1.80% -11.83 -3.26
Vanguard Value (VTV) 2.68% 2.57% +26.51 +17.58
VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF (EGPT) 2.66% 2.16% +11.36 +1.73
iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (IGF) 2.65% 2.14% +11.58 +9.49
iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (EWH) 2.63% 2.61% -3.48 +3.64
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) 2.63% 2.71% +17.20 +18.05
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) 2.61% 2.17% +1.30 +12.11
iShares MSCI Qatar ETF (QAT) 2.61% 2.73% +14.42 +6.81
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond (CBON) 2.61% 3.17% +5.36 +6.62
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF (EFAV) 2.60% 1.31% +7.20 +7.71
SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF (SPYV) 2.59% 2.37% +24.91 +18.61
VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Long Municipal Index (MLN) 2.54% 2.81% +2.22 +6.29
iShares Interest Rate Hdg Em Mkts Bd (EMBH) 2.52% 2.74% +1.28 +2.24
iShares Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (IRBO) 2.51% 0.78% +6.35 +28.63
iShares MSCI Mexico ETF (EWW) 2.44% 1.37% +20.31 +9.52
Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF (SCHV) 2.39% 3.05% +25.58 +17.53
iShares MSCI Canada ETF (EWC) 2.31% 2.16% +27.00 +19.57
Vanguard Mid-Cap Value (VOE) 2.26% 2.38% +28.76 +19.09
Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) 2.25% 2.21% +6.16 +10.89
iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE) 2.23% 2.35% +24.72 +18.44
iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) 2.23% 2.91% -1.85 +8.53
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