This Asia Focused Fund Has One of The Highest Dividend Yields in the ETF Universe 2

A whopping 6.95% dividend yield

With one the highest dividend yields in the exchange-traded funds universe, the iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (DVYE) boasts of a whopping 6.95% dividend yield. 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 about $300 million in assets, has an expense ratio of 0.49%. Top institutional owners of the fund include BlackRock Advisors LLC (BLK), SG Americas Securities LLC, and UBS Securities LLC (UBS), which own 7.84%, 7.84%, and 5.54% of the total shares of DVYE, respectively.

Year-to-date (April 27, 2017), the iShares Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (DVYE) has returned 15.64% to its investors; up 22.36% over the past year. The fund currently trades at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.83 (as of April 26) and a beta of 0.11.

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DVYE Portfolio highlights

  • 88% of the funds’ assets are invested in the Emerging markets (EEM) (VWO).
  • Asia (AAXJ) (52%), Europe (VGK) (24%), and Latin America (ILF) (10%) form the top 3 markets that the fund in invested in. Taiwan (EWT), China (FXI), and Russia (RSX) are top markets.
  • Financials (18%), Utilities (15%), and Telecommunications (14%) dominate the DVYE portfolio.
  • Invested in a good mix of large cap (53%), mid cap (34%), small cap (12%), and cash (1%).
  • Top 5 equity holdings of the fund include:
ADR TickerNameCountryWeight (%)SectorYTD Return (April 27)
SGTPYSurgutneftegas OJSC PrefRussia3.41Oil & Gas6.82%
ITCBItaú CorpBancaChile3.27Financials9.89%
GZUHFGuangzhou R&F PropChina2.20Financials13.89%
 NATransmissora Aliança de Energia Elétrica S.A.Brazil1.77Utilities NA
 NAHighwealth Construction Corp.Taiwan1.76Financials       NA
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