Canadian Dividend ETFs

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There are many ETFs that seek to provide, high, stable dividends to Canadian investors.

The same as dividend yielding stocks, you need to consider payout ratio, NAV, holdings, stability and many other aspects when investing in Yield ETFs. In this article we will present the ETFs that are Canadian (with tax advantages potentially) and from abroad, but available to Canadians.

When analysing any dividend fund, you need to look at yield, fees (for management), payout ratio, their current holdings and other factors in your own due diligence.

Below is a table of all Canadian available (or many of them at least) dividend funds in tabular format. The first 4 are those listed on the TSX.

Disclosure: at time of writing, the author does not currently own any of the funds mentioned below. He may in the future decide to go long or short any of the mentioned funds and will not necessarily update this article to reflect that (Dec 5th, 2010).

Dividend Exchange Traded Funds
Claymore CDN Dividend & Income Achievers ETF CDZ, TSX Dividend Funds TSX traded ETF
Claymore Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend ETF CYH MER TSX traded ETF
iShares CDN Dividend Index Fund XDV   TSX traded ETF
iShares CDN Income Trust Sector Index Fund XTR   TSX traded ETF
Claymore/BBD High Income Index ETF (LVL)      
Claymore/SWM Canadian Energy Income Index ETF (ENY)      
Claymore/Zacks Dividend Rotation ETF (IRO)      
Claymore/Zacks International Multi-Asset Income Index ETF (HGI)      
Claymore/Zacks Multi-Asset Income Index ETF (CVY)      
ELEMENTS Dogs of the Dow ETN (DOD)      
First Trust DJ STOXX Select Dividend 30 Index Fund (FDD)      
First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund (FGD)      
First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund (FDL)      
First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund (FVD)      
iShares Dow Jones International Select Dividend Index Fund (IDV)      
iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (DVY)      
JP Morgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (AMJ)      
Middle East Dividend Fund (GULF)      
Powershares Dividend Achievers Portfolio Fund (PFM)      
Powershares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio Fund (PEY)      
Powershares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio Fund (PID)      
SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)      
SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF (DWX)      
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)      
Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM)      
WisdomTree DEFA High-Yielding Equity Fund (DTH)      
WisdomTree Dividend Top 100 Fund (DTN)      
WisdomTree Emerging Markets High-Yielding Equity Fund (DEM)      
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Small Cap Dividend Fund (DGS)      
WisdomTree Europe High-Yielding Equity Fund (DEW)      
WisdomTree Europe Small Cap Dividend Fund (DFE)      
WisdomTree High-Yielding Equity Fund (DHS)      
WisdomTree International Dividend Top 100 Fund (DOO)      
WisdomTree International Large Cap Dividend Fund (DOL)      
WisdomTree International MidCap Dividend Fund (DIM)      
WisdomTree International Small Cap Dividend Fund (DLS)      
WisdomTree Japan High-Yielding Equity Fund (DNL)      
WisdomTree Japan Small Cap Dividend Fund (DFJ)      
WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund (DXJ)      
WisdomTree Large Cap Dividend Fund (DLN)      
WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund (DON)      
WisdomTree Pacific ex-Japan High-Yielding Equity Fund (DNH)      
WisdomTree Pacific ex-Japan Total Dividend Fund (DND)      
WisdomTree Small Cap Dividend Fund (DES)      
WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund (DTD)      

We hope to publish an article on each of the funds mentioned above. Additionally, we will be providing market information, current price, yield, management fees and many other relevant aspects that pertain to these funds in the near future. For now, we will be content to keep this site as is until we are able to get access to the appropriate fundamentals and market data at economical prices. See Also

(TSX)listed on the Canadian TSX stock exchange. Note: Read our disclaimer and do your own due diligence. none of these are to be construed as advice.