Bullish on South Africa, Taiwan & Thailand? This ETF is Delivering a 4.5% Dividend Yield 3

4.5% dividend yield, 11.9% return YTD

A favorite among investors seeking dividends, the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (EDIV) provides a 4.46% dividend yield to its investors. The fund tracks the performance of the Dow Jones Emerging Markets Select Dividend Index and offers exposure to dividend-paying stocks in emerging markets.

The fund, managing over $360 million in assets, has an expense ratio of 0.49%. Top institutional owners of the fund include CLS Investment, LLC, San Francisco Sentry Investment Group, and Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC (WFC), which own 14.52%, 3.54%, and 3.21% of the total shares of EDIV, respectively.

Year-to-date (April 27, 2017), the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (EDIV) has returned 11.87% to its investors; up 9.47% over the past year. The fund currently trades at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.85 (as of April 26).

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EDIV Portfolio highlights

  • 87% of the funds’ assets are invested in the Emerging markets (EEM) (VWO).
  • Asia (AAXJ) (50%), Europe (VGK) (20%), and Africa (GAF) (18 %) form the top 3 markets that the fund in invested in. South Africa (EZA), Taiwan (EWT), and Thailand (THD) are top markets.
  • Financials (24%), Consumer Cyclical (13%), and Telecommunications (12%) dominate the EDIV portfolio.
  • Invested in a mix of large cap (74%), mid cap (23%), small cap (2%), and micro cap (1%).
  • Top 5 equity holdings of the fund include:
ADR TickerNameCountryWeight (%)SectorYTD Return (April 27)
SKMSK Telecom Co., Ltd.South Korea3.23Technology13.35%
AVIFYAdvanced Info Service Public Company LimitedThailand3.15Telecommunication21.75%
 NAItaúsa – Investimentos Itaú S.A. PrefBrazil2.90Financials NA
OGZPYGazprom ADRRussia2.78Oil & Gas-6.68%
 NAPegatron CorporationTaiwan2.54Technology NA
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