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 December 2020
Stocks Bonds Commodities
Dividend Yield (%)
Ann. Returns (%)
ETF 2020  ▾ 2019 1Y 3Y
Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF (NGE) 5.74% 5.18% -9.40 -14.60
iShares Emerging Markets High Yld Bd (EMHY) 5.47% 6.26% +3.83 +3.60
SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) 5.21% 6.06% +4.95 +5.26
iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (EZA) 4.99% 12.17% -5.19 -8.06
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) 4.96% 5.54% +4.48 +5.31
VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM LC Bd (EMLC) 4.90% 6.63% +3.08 +1.33
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Lcl Dbt (ELD) 4.66% 5.41% +1.78 +2.04
iShares Preferred and Income Securities ETF (PFF) 4.57% 5.98% +7.44 +5.90
Invesco Emerging Markets Sov Debt (PCY) 4.43% 5.49% +2.28 +4.14
DFA US Large Company I (DFUSX) 4.39% 2.91% +18.40 +14.14
VanEck Vectors EM Aggregate Bond (EMAG) 4.31% 5.33% +5.45 +4.96
Vanguard Emerging Mkts Govt Bd (VWOB) 4.31% 5.11% +5.66 +5.50
iShares MSCI UAE ETF (UAE) 4.18% 3.47% -7.26 -6.93
iShares JP Morgan USD Em Mkts Bd (EMB) 4.00% 5.08% +5.42 +4.79
iShares MSCI Russia ETF (ERUS) 3.83% 10.33% -8.68 +9.44
SPDR Blmbg Barclays Em Mkts Lcl Bd (EBND) 3.76% 5.04% +4.49 +2.55
Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ) 3.65% 4.27% -4.68 +4.91
Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) 3.65% 7.17% -32.51 -14.88
Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) 3.56% 3.72% +15.08 +11.42
SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF (DWX) 3.55% 4.52% -5.06 +0.32
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond (VCLT) 3.52% 4.63% +13.28 +9.27
SPDR Portfolio Long Term Corporate Bond ETF (SPLB) 3.36% 4.58% +13.47 +9.09
VanEck Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond (CBON) 3.17% 3.90% +12.01 +5.43
Vanguard High Dividend Yield (VYM) 3.14% 3.69% +1.14 +5.69
Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) 3.09% 3.65% +0.57 +9.59
Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF (SCHV) 3.05% 3.72% +2.67 +6.22
Real Estate Select Sector SPDR (XLRE) 3.02% 3.86% -2.11 +7.14
iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) 2.91% 3.79% +10.97 +7.81
ProShares Short Term USD Emerg Mkts Bd (EMSH) 2.86% 3.68% +0.50 +1.79
Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK) 2.85% 3.99% +6.11 +4.08
VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Long Municipal Index (MLN) 2.81% 3.12% +6.22 +5.25
iShares Interest Rate Hdg Em Mkts Bd (EMBH) 2.74% 4.31% -2.67 +0.40
iShares MSCI Qatar ETF (QAT) 2.73% 3.43% +6.85 +8.54
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) 2.71% 3.22% +10.15 +8.87
Global X MSCI Colombia ETF (GXG) 2.68% 3.87% -16.32 -4.39
iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (EWH) 2.61% 2.93% +4.19 +1.73
WisdomTree US SmallCap Dividend ETF (DES) 2.59% 3.18% -4.26 +0.12
Vanguard Value (VTV) 2.57% 3.10% +2.26 +6.71
SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR) 2.56% 4.04% -12.09 +1.04
Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) 2.53% 2.91% +7.71 +5.40
Vanguard Long-Term Treasury Index (VGLT) 2.50% 2.78% +17.57 +9.79
iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Value (JKI) 2.45% 3.00% -4.13 +2.13
WisdomTree International SmallCp Div (DLS) 2.43% 4.02% -1.32 -0.75
iShares MSCI Spain ETF (EWP) 2.41% 4.04% -3.95 -3.09
iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS) 2.40% 5.19% -8.49 -2.41
iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) 2.40% 3.83% -5.27 +5.14
Global X MSCI Portugal ETF (PGAL) 2.40% 3.87% -0.50 +0.34
Schwab US REIT ETF (SCHH) 2.39% 3.46% -14.79 +0.10
Vanguard Mid-Cap Value (VOE) 2.38% 2.59% +2.59 +4.72
SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF (SPYV) 2.37% 2.92% +1.44 +6.74
Vanguard Intermediate-Term Treasury (VGIT) 2.37% 2.34% +7.71 +5.05
iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (EWT) 2.37% 3.24% +31.50 +16.45
Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF (SCHE) 2.35% 3.82% +14.47 +5.97
Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (VCSH) 2.35% 3.02% +5.13 +4.33
iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE) 2.35% 2.74% +1.21 +6.55
iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) 2.34% 3.08% +8.93 +2.77
Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) 2.33% 3.65% +10.69 +4.87
iShares MSCI EAFE Value (EFV) 2.31% 5.16% -2.97 -1.40
Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF (PAK) 2.31% 3.43% -6.50 -13.38
iShares U.S. Treasury Bond (GOVT) 2.29% 2.10% +7.28 +4.91
iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) 2.28% 2.91% +10.56 +1.18
iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) 2.25% 3.69% +7.59 +4.21
Schwab International Equity ETF (SCHF) 2.24% 3.52% +9.50 +4.67
VanEck Vectors AMT-Free Intermediate Municipal Index (ITM) 2.23% 2.48% +5.88 +5.01
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA) 2.21% 3.65% +9.74 +4.68
Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) 2.21% 3.32% -14.48 -4.06
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) 2.19% 3.70% +11.12 +5.12
iShares U.S. Infrastructure ETF (IFRA) 2.19% 2.11% +7.35
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) 2.17% 3.82% +15.19 +5.84
SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF (SPEM) 2.17% 3.44% +14.55 +5.96
iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets (IEMG) 2.17% 3.61% +17.88 +5.71
VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF (EGPT) 2.16% 2.18% -11.50 -6.61
iShares MSCI Canada ETF (EWC) 2.16% 2.72% +5.52 +3.70
iShares MBS (MBB) 2.16% 2.89% +4.08 +3.67
iShares MSCI Australia ETF (EWA) 2.15% 4.72% +8.26 +5.25
iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU) 2.15% 4.85% -11.80 -2.86
iShares Global Infrastructure ETF (IGF) 2.14% 4.02% -6.50 +1.94
Global X MSCI Norway ETF (NORW) 2.11% 3.84% +1.22 +1.56
Vanguard FTSE Pacific (VPL) 2.08% 3.30% +16.67 +5.68
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) 2.08% 3.85% +11.84 +3.43
iShares Russell 1000 Value (IWD) 2.08% 3.04% +2.73 +5.87
Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Secs (VMBS) 2.07% 2.89% +3.76 +3.60
Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) 2.05% 2.42% +20.52 +8.40
iShares MSCI Thailand ETF (THD) 2.04% 2.57% -9.87 -3.59
SPDR Portfolio World ex-US ETF (SPDW) 2.02% 3.73% +9.90 +4.90
iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA) 2.02% 3.81% +8.17 +4.43
iShares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF (IXUS) 2.02% 3.67% +10.80 +4.89
iShares Core International Aggregate Bond (IAGG) 2.01% 3.00% +4.63 +5.32
DFA Large Cap International I (DFALX) 2.00% 3.44% +8.12 +4.24
SPDR Portfolio Long Term Treasury ETF (SPTL) 2.00% 2.75% +18.07 +9.75
iShares Emerging Markets Infrastructure ETF (EMIF) 1.99% 2.36% -19.97 -7.03
iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF (JKL) 1.99% 2.77% +0.83 -0.14
iShares MSCI Chile ETF (ECH) 1.97% 1.99% -7.11 -14.78
iShares MSCI New Zealand ETF (ENZL) 1.97% 4.25% +20.04 +16.16
Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF (SCHX) 1.96% 2.36% +20.83 +14.82
Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) 1.96% 2.43% -1.68 +4.08
Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF (SCHB) 1.95% 2.33% +20.78 +14.37
SPDR S&P International Small Cap ETF (GWX) 1.95% 3.93% +13.39 +2.79
Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) 1.91% 2.90% +16.61 +10.09
DFA Emerging Markets Core Equity I (DFCEX) 1.91% 2.76% +13.86 +3.84
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