Exchange traded funds consisting of industry index or sector and market tracking stocks are called high dividend ETF. This type of ETF pays out dividends similar to shares or stocks. High dividend ETF can also track a dividend index as it includes a compilation of dividend-paying stocks. The dividend yields of selected stocks or financial assets determine whether the stocks must be included within a high dividend ETF or not.
Some high dividend ETF use market segmented dividend strategy and some other use dividend strategy that can cover whole market. Whatever, their strategies, they are getting popularity because of their capability to create hedge and revenue stream against inflation. High dividend ETF are even good against some types of risk also.
Investors usually choose high dividend ETF because this type ETF has ability for long-term growth within the utility stock portfolios. High dividend ETF includes any ETF that seeks to provide high yields. This type of ETF can be found by investing in a number of common stocks that pay high dividend only. Therefore, high dividend ETF prefers stocks of REIT.
Then there are high dividend ETF which consist only Unites States domestic stocks. Also there is high dividend ETF which are focused on international market as a whole and hence are presented as global dividend ETF. A fund manger can vary different types of indexes according to the requirements of their investors to create high dividend ETF. But, a fund manger or a custodian does it with most certain stocks that are above-market dividend yields and with a high level of liquidity.
Like other dividend funds high dividend ETF are passively managed around in an index. This index furthermore might be consequences of certain quantitative screens. For example, big blue-chip companies with higher level of perceived safety or might be companies with a history of increasing their dividends. So, high dividend ETF is like only simple dividend ETF but with a higher grade in value.
Like simple dividend ETF, the exchange ratio of high dividend ETF is compared with mutual funds with similar investment strategies (the cheapest no-load mutual funds). High dividend ETF like other ETF can be traded in intraday basis. High dividend ETF can be a basic or prime portfolio of a profit seeking investor. High dividend ET is mostly practiced by risk-averse stock investors.
Some names of popular high dividend ETF are SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK), iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF), JP Morgan Alerian MLP ETN (AMJ), Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP), PowerShares Financial Preferred ETF (PGF), SPDR DJ Global Real Estate ETF (RWO), WisdomTree Australia Dividend ETF (AUSE), WisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials ETF (DOO), WisdomTree DEFA High-Yielding ETF (DTH) and Global X Canada Preferred ETF (CNPF).
Here SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK) is ranked number one which prefers securities aggregate index. Composed of preferred financial assets and securities, PSK is modified in a market capitalization weighted index platform. PSK is launched in 2009 and it is not only based on certain securities issued by banks and other financial institutions. Investors can definitely expect attractive return portfolios from this high dividend ETF.
Secondly, iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF) holds an important place and delivers investment results related to price and yield performance. Launched in March 2007 PFF holds a considerable amount of shares. The average daily trading value of PFF generally exceeds 1.2M shares and AUM equals to $7 billion.
Again high dividend ETF like JP Morgan Alerian MLP ETN (AMJ) is a float-adjusted index. AMJ is created to provide a platform to investors track the performance of the energy MLP sector through a comprehensive benchmark. Here MLP operates energy infrastructure industry, pipelines to transport crude oil, natural gas and other refine petroleum products.
Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) is regarded as one of the high dividend ETFs which is focused to provide infrastructure component of the Master Limited Partnership asset class and related exposure to investors. But, AMLP is not directly exposed to changes in commodity prices. Launched in 2008, this high dividend ETF holds 25 energy infrastructure MLPs.
Then there is PowerShares Financial Preferred ETF (PGF) and this high dividend ETF tracks the performance of United States financial market listed preferred stocks under a securities financial index platform. Currently PGF comprises 30 securities selected by market experts. This high dividend ETF is launched in 2006 and now it has AUM equal to $1.4 billion and 370K shares as average daily trading volume.