Complete List of Monthly Dividend Paying ETFs

Published on by on May 28, 2014 | Updated June 3, 2014

Dividend investing has become an increasingly popular theme over the last half decade, as ultra-low rates have forced investors to look for income in new places. Though the majority of dividend-paying securities make distributions on a quarterly basis, there are a number of funds that pay out a monthly dividend. Below, we have compiled every ETF that pays out a monthly dividend or distribution:

It should be noted that all of these ETFs are on monthly payout schedules, but due to unique strategies, not all are able to make a payment each month. All yields are listed as 12-month yields. Click here to learn about different yield metrics and what they mean.

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Bonds

The majority of monthly dividend payers come from the bond field as a handful pay out their interest to investors 12 times per year:

ETF Assets (Millions) Yield
iShares Core Total US Bond Market ETF (AGG, A+) $16,973 2.20%
Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Negative Duration Fund (AGND, C) $5 0.37%
iShares Barclays Agency Bond (AGZ, B+) $377 1.26%
Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Zero Duration Fund (AGZD, C+) $5 0.35%
WisdomTree Asia Local Debt ETF (ALD, B+) $356 1.66%
iShares Utilities Sector Bond (AMPS, B-) $10 3.28%
Market Vectors Fallen Angel HY Bond ETF (ANGL, B) $17 5.35%
PIMCO Australia Bond Index ETF (AUD, B) $27 0.26%
WisdomTree Australia & NZ Debt (AUNZ, A) $33 1.57%
PowerShares Build America Bond (BAB, A-) $670 4.85%
SPDR Nuveen Barclays Cap Build Amer Bd (BABS, C+) $48 3.92%
PIMCO Build America Bond ETF (BABZ, C+) $21 8.10%
SPDR Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF (BIL, B+) $1,002 0.34%
Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF (BIV, A) $3,685 3.40%
PowerShares Senior Loan Port (BKLN, B) $7,346 4.14%
Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index ETF (BLV, B+) $655 3.88%
Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND, A) $19,774 2.40%
Total International Bond ETF (BNDX, A-) $1,316 2.39%
PIMCO Total Return ETF (BOND, B) $3,387 2.28%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 Corp Bond (BSCE, B-) $416 0.87%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 Corp Bond (BSCF, B) $573 1.15%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2016 Corp Bond (BSCG, B) $609 1.42%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2017 Corp Bond (BSCH, B+) $613 1.82%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 Corp Bond (BSCI, A-) $334 1.69%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 Corp Bond (BSCJ, A-) $146 2.04%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2020 Corp Bond (BSCK, A-) $121 2.49%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2021 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCL, B+) $47 2.25%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2022 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCM, B+) $34 2.41%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2014 HY Crp Bond (BSJE, B+) $509 3.54%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 HY Crp Bond (BSJF, B) $955 4.48%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2016 HY C Bd ETF (BSJG, B) $566 3.94%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2017 HY C Bd ETF (BSJH, B) $335 4.11%
Guggenheim BulletShares 2018 HY C Bd ETF (BSJI, B+) $232 4.46%
BulletShares 2019 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJJ, n/a) $50 2.15%
BulletShares 2020 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (BSJK, n/a) $26 2.31%
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (BSV, A) $14,335 1.27%
Germany Bond Index Fund (BUND, C+) $3 1.12%
SPDR Barclays International Treasury Bd (BWX, A) $2,409 1.56%
SPDR Barclays Short Term International Treasury Bond ETF (BWZ, A-) $261 0.06%
PIMCO Canada Bond Index ETF (CAD, B) $17 1.29%
SPDR Barclays Cap Issuer Scd Corp Bond (CBND, B) $32 3.05%
iShares Emerging Markets Corporate Bond (CEMB, B) $21 3.19%
iShares Barclays Credit Bond (CFT, A-) $801 3.10%
Market Vectors Renminbi Bond ETF (CHLC, B-) $5 3.80%
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit Bd (CIU, A) $5,775 2.35%
iShares 10+ Year Credit Bond (CLY, B+) $397 4.32%
iShares Barclays CMBS Bond (CMBS, A) $90 1.79%
iShares S&P CA AMT-Free Municipal Bd (CMF, A) $266 3.01%
ProShares USD Covered Bond (COBO, B) $7 0.93%
PIMCO Investment Grade Corp Bd Index ETF (CORP, B+) $205 6.78%
iShares Barclays 1-3 Year Credit Bond (CSJ, A-) $12,932 0.97%
SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible Secs (CWB, B+) $2,645 3.21%
SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capital CA Muni Bd (CXA, A+) $78 4.96%
PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond (DSUM, B+) $181 3.37%
SPDR Barclays Capital EM Local Bond ETF (EBND, C+) $98 1.99%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Local Debt (ELD, B-) $870 3.17%
EM Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG, B-) $22 4.65%
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets Bond (EMB, A-) $4,112 4.17%
WisdomTree Emer Mkts Corporate Bond ETF (EMCB, B-) $100 4.39%
SPDR BofA ML EM Corp Bd ETF (EMCD, C+) $18 5.10%
iShares Emerging Markets High Yield Bond (EMHY, C+) $191 4.82%
Market Vectors EM Local Curr Bond ETF (EMLC, A-) $826 5.26%
iShares Industrials Sector Bond (ENGN, B) $10 2.59%
WisdomTree Euro Debt (EU, A-) $5 1.67%
PIMCO 3-7 Year U.S. Treasury Index ETF (FIVZ, B) $13 1.51%
iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLOT, B+) $3,582 0.39%
SPDR Barclays Cap Inv Gr Floating Rt ETF (FLRN, B) $355 0.52%
Market Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate Bond ETF (FLTR, B-) $98 0.59%
Short Duration U.S. Government ETF (FTSD, n/a) $28 0.93%
First Trust Senior Loan (FTSL, B-) $181 3.82%
Madrona Global Bond ETF (FWDB, C) $24 3.13%
iShares Barclays Government/Credit Bond (GBF, B+) $136 2.06%
ProShares German Sov / Sub-Sov Debt ETF (GGOV, B+) $6 1.65%
iShares Global High Yield Corporate Bond (GHYG, A) $92 4.58%
Guggenheim Enhanced Core Bond (GIY, C+) $5 2.79%
WisdomTree Global Corporate Bond (GLCB, C) $8 3.08%
Columbia Intermediate Municipal Bond ETF (GMMB, C) $5 2.78%
Columbia Core Bond ETF (GMTB, C+) $5 2.35%
iShares Barclays GNMA Bond (GNMA, B+) $35 0.87%
iShares Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond (GOVT, B+) $144 0.88%
Guggenheim Enhanced Short Dur Bond ETF (GSY, A) $744 1.03%
iShares Glob Inflation-Linked Bond Fund (GTIP, B) $26 1.21%
iShares Barclays Interm Govt/Credit Bond (GVI, A-) $1,297 1.59%
Sage Core Reserves ETF (HOLD, B-) $37 0.15%
Market Vectors High-Yield Muni ETF (HYD, A-) $1,009 5.92%
Market Vectors Emer Mkts Hi Yld Bond ETF (HYEM, A-) $341 5.86%
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG, A) $12,763 5.34%
High Yield Interest Rate Hedged ETF (HYHG, B-) $139 4.67%
Peritus High Yield ETF (HYLD, A-) $1,021 7.55%
First Trust High Yield Long/Short ETF (HYLS, C+) $173 5.68%
SPDR Nuveen S&P High Yield Municipal Bd (HYMB, B+) $252 4.30%
PIMCO 0-5 Year Hi Yld Corp Bond Idx ETF (HYS, A-) $4,993 4.50%
iShares Global ex USD High Yield Corp Bd (HYXU, B) $170 4.17%
iSharesBond 2018 Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF (IBCC, B) $158 1.20%
iSharesBond 2020 Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF (IBCD, B) $49 1.83%
iSharesBond 2023 Corporate ex-Financials Term ETF (IBCE, B) $48 2.49%
iSharesBond 2016 Corporate Term ETF (IBDA, B-) $30 0.70%
iShares 2018 Corporate Term ETF (IBDB, B) $46 1.36%
iSharesBond 2020 Corporate Term ETF (IBDC, B+) $21 1.99%
iSharesBond 2023 Corporate Term ETF (IBDD, B) $16 2.39%
SPDR Barclays International Corporate Bd (IBND, B-) $308 1.18%
iShares Barclays 7-10 Year Treasury (IEF, B) $6,529 1.71%
iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEI, A-) $3,036 0.84%
TCW EM Intermediate Term Investment Grade Bond ETF (IEMF, n/a) $2 1.03%
Investment Grade Interest Rate Hedged ETF (IGHG, B-) $77 1.71%
iShares S&P/Citi Intl Treasury Bond (IGOV, A+) $585 1.24%
Market Vectors Intl High Yield Bond ETF (IHY, A) $161 6.26%
SPDR Barclays International High Yield Bond ETF (IJNK, n/a) $43 0.50%
iShares Core Long-Term US Bond ETF (ILTB, B) $39 4.09%
SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capital NY Muni Bd (INY, A) $25 4.81%
SPDR Barclays TIPS (IPE, A-) $623 1.07%
S&P/Citi 1-3 Yr Intl Treasury Bd (ISHG, A) $178 0.18%
Core Short-Term U.S. Bond ETF (ISTB, B+) $135 0.63%
SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury (ITE, A+) $161 1.21%
iShares Intnl Inflation-Linked Bond Fund (ITIP, A-) $112 1.96%
Market Vectors Intermediate Muni ETF (ITM, A) $640 2.50%
SPDR Barclays Cap Interm Term Corp Bnd (ITR, A) $453 2.69%
SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond (JNK, A+) $9,768 5.33%
SPDR Barclays Aggregate Bond (LAG, A-) $682 2.01%
iShares Emerging Markets Local Cur Bond (LEMB, B-) $599 2.40%
TCW EM Long Term Investment Grade Bond ETF (LEMF, n/a) $2 1.25%
iShares iBoxx $ Invest Grade Corp Bond (LQD, A-) $17,551 3.30%
15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Fund (LTPZ, C) $76 1.31%
SPDR Barclays Capital Long CorpTerm Bd (LWC, B+) $125 4.12%
iShares Barclays MBS Bond (MBB, A) $5,662 1.16%
SPDR Barclays Cap Mortgage Backed Bond (MBG, A-) $115 1.43%
Newfleet Multi-Sector Income ETF (MINC, B+) $142 2.67%
Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (MINT, A+) $3,917 0.83%
Market Vectors Long Municipal Index ETF (MLN, B+) $78 4.06%
iShares s Sector Bond (MONY, B-) $5 2.71%
iShares 2014 AMT-Free Muni Term ETF (MUAC, C+) $67 0.53%
iShares 2015 AMT-Free Muni Term ETF (MUAD, A-) $101 0.66%
iShares 2016 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Ser (MUAE, A-) $120 0.80%
iShares 2017 S&P AMT-Free Municipal Ser (MUAF, A-) $132 1.04%
2019 AMT-Free Muni Term ETF (MUAH, n/a) $15 0.24%
iShares S&P National AMT-Free Muni Bd (MUB, A+) $3,266 2.67%
PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond ETF (MUNI, B-) $203 2.10%
iShares S&P NY AMT-Free Municipal Bd (NYF, A+) $137 2.68%
PowerShares CEF Income Composite (PCEF, C+) $579 7.95%
PowerShares Emerging Mkts Sovereign Debt (PCY, A) $2,034 4.34%
Fundamental Emerging Markets Local Debt Portfolio (PFEM, C+) $4 4.34%
Powershares Fundamental Inv Gr Corp Bond (PFIG, B) $27 2.26%
PowerShares Global Short Term High Yield Bond Portfolio (PGHY, A-) $30 3.30%
PowerShares Fundamental High Yld Corp Bd (PHB, B) $651 4.49%
International Corporate Bond Portfolio (PICB, B-) $231 2.58%
PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury (PLW, B-) $256 2.34%
Market Vectors Pre-Refunded Muni ETF (PRB, C) $35 1.10%
VRDO Tax Free Weekly Portfolio (PVI, C) $149 0.02%
PowerShares Insured California Muni Bond (PWZ, A-) $52 3.80%
PowerShares Insured National Muni Bond (PZA, B+) $638 4.12%
PowerShares Insured New York Muni Bond (PZT, A-) $46 3.87%
iShares Aaa – A Rated Corporate Bond (QLTA, A-) $427 1.97%
iShares Baa – Ba Rated Corporate Bd (QLTB, C) $21 2.29%
iShares B – Ca Rated Corporate Bond (QLTC, C+) $21 4.55%
Recon Capital NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD, A) $2.5 11.70%
Ready Access Variable Income Fund (RAVI, C+) $68 0.45%
RiverFront Strategic Income Fund (RIGS, B+) $282 1.50%
db X-trackers Municipal Infrastructure Revenue Bond Fund (RVNU, B-) $16 2.93%
Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (SCHO, A) $519 0.33%
Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF (SCHP, A) $440 0.71%
Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF (SCHR, B+) $215 1.23%
Schwab U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (SCHZ, A) $683 2.00%
SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corp Bd (SCPB, A) $3,446 1.18%
TCW EM Short Term Investment Grade Bond ETF (SEMF, n/a) $2 0.30%
SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capital S/T Muni Bd (SHM, A) $2,187 0.86%
1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY, A-) $7,748 0.24%
Market Vectors Short High-Yield Municipal Index ETF (SHYD, C+) $30 0.87%
SPDR Barclays 0-5 Years TIPS ETF (SIPE, n/a) $6 0.41%
SPDR BarCap ST High Yield Bond ETF (SJNK, A) $4,166 4.78%
Market Vectors Short Municipal Index ETF (SMB, B+) $243 1.35%
Short Term Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (SMMU, C) $76 0.44%
Highland/iBoxx Senior Loan ETF (SNLN, B-) $211 5.03%
SPDR GSO Senior Loan ETF (SRLN, B+) $622 2.65%
SPDR Barclays Short Term Treasury ETF (SST, A-) $12 0.48%
0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (STIP, A-) $551 0.14%
1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Fund (STPZ, B+) $1,310 0.09%
Short-Term National AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF (SUB, B+) $850 0.74%
PIMCO 7-15 Year U.S. Treasury Index ETF (TENZ, C+) $83 1.97%
SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capital Muni Bond (TFI, A) $1,021 2.90%
Treasury Floating Rate Bond ETF (TFLO, n/a) $5 0.02%
Market Vectors Treasury-Hedged Hi Yld Bd (THHY, C) $10 4.37%
iShares Barclays TIPS Bond (TIP, A) $12,784 0.98%
SPDR Barclays 1-10 Year TIPS ETF (TIPX, n/a) $10 0.24%
Broad U.S. TIPS Index Fund (TIPZ, B-) $45 0.69%
iShares Barclays 10-20 Year Treasury Bd (TLH, B-) $272 2.06%
SPDR Barclays Capital Long Term Treasury (TLO, B) $60 2.52%
iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond (TLT, B-) $4,378 2.73%
PIMCO Broad U.S. Treasury Index ETF (TRSY, C+) $8 1.45%
1-3 Year US Treasury Index Fund (TUZ, B) $128 0.35%
SPDR SSgA Ultra Short Term Bond ETF (ULST, B-) $14 0.16%
Vanguard Interm-Tm Corp Bd Idx ETF (VCIT, A+) $3,637 3.27%
Vanguard Long-Term Corp Bond Idx ETF (VCLT, A-) $801 3.68%
Vanguard Short-Term Corp Bd Idx ETF (VCSH, A) $7,886 1.72%
Vanguard Interm-Tm Govt Bd Idx ETF (VGIT, A) $131 1.40%
Vanguard Long-Term Govt Bd Idx ETF (VGLT, B+) $78 2.47%
Short-Term Government Bond Index Fund (VGSH, A) $427 0.30%
Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Sec Idx ETF (VMBS, A+) $419 1.11%
SPDR Nuveen S&P VRDO Municipal Bond ETF (VRD, B) $6 0.01%
Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF (VWOB, A+) $167 3.03%
SPDR DB Intl Govt Infl-Protected Bond (WIP, A+) $982 2.42%
Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF (XMPT, B) $35 5.66%
SPDR BofA ML Crossover Corp Bond ETF (XOVR, B) $29 3.88%

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Equity

There are nearly two dozen quity ETFs with monthly dividends:

ETF Assets (Millions) Yield
WisdomTree SmallCap Dividend (DES, A-) $1,036 2.35%
WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS, n/a) $24 0.65%
WisdomTree US Dividend Growth Fund (DGRW, A-) $112 1.32%
WisdomTree Equity Income (DHS, A-) $840 2.78%
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA, A-) $11,030 2.11%
Global X SuperDividend US ETF (DIV, B+) $95 5.72%
WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend (DLN, A) $1,824 2.16%
WisdomTree MidCap Dividend (DON, A) $1,054 2.12%
WisdomTree Total Dividend (DTD, A) $423 2.17%
WisdomTree Dividend ex-s (DTN, B+) $1,145 2.52%
UBS E-TRACS Mo Pay 2x DJ Select Div ETN (DVYL, A) $18 6.52%
iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index (EPU, B+) $216 1.79%
S&P Financial Select Sector Covered Call ETF (HFIN, n/a) $4 1.33%
Horizons S&P 500 Covered Call ETF (HSPX, B+) $27 2.97%
iShares MSCI Colombia Capped ETF (ICOL, n/a) $24 2.17%
PowerShares KBW Hi Div Yield (KBWD, B) $243 7.66%
PowerShares Hi-Yield Eq Div Achievers (PEY, A-) $396 3.36%
Global X SuperDividend ETF (SDIV, A) $957 6.12%
UBS E-TRACS Mo Pay 2x S&P Dividend ETN (SDYL, A) $19 5.16%
PowerShares S&P 500 High Div Portfolio (SPHD, B+) $166 3.47%
PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility (SPLV, A) $3,925 2.50%

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Commodity

A much more rare occurrence, there are currently two commodity funds that utilize unique strategies to payout a dividend for shareholders, but the inconsistency of said payouts makes it impossible to list an accurate yield metric:

ETF Assets (Millions) Yield
Credit Suisse Gold Shrs Cov Call Exc ETN (GLDI, n/a) $34 n/a
Credit Suisse Silver Shares Cov Call ETN (SLVO, n/a) $26 n/a

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Other

Real estate, preferred stock, and multi-asset ETFs also have a fair share of monthly dividend payers in their midst.

ETF Assets (Millions) Yield
iShares S&P Conservative Allocation (AOK, A) $166 1.68%
Global X Canada Preferred ETF (CNPF, C) $6 20.75%
ETRACS Diversified High Income ETN (DVHI, C+) $26 3.94%
ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Diversified High Income ETN (DVHL, n/a) $27 3.66%
First Trust Preferred Sec & Inc ETF (FPE, C+) $58 6.06%
Arrow Dow Jones Global Yield ETF (GYLD, B+) $135 6.01%
iShares S&P Intl Preferred Stock Index (IPFF, C) $34 6.04%
iShares Morningstar Multi-Asset Income (IYLD, A) $136 5.41%
PowerShares KBW Prem Yield Equity REIT (KBWY, B+) $82 1.63%
First Trust Multi-Asset Div Income Index (MDIV, A+) $633 5.69%
UBS E-TRACS Mthly Pay 2x Mortg REIT ETN (MORL, n/a) $228 3.82%
iShares S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index (PFF, A+) $9,847 6.12%
Market Vectors Pref Secs ex Fincls ETF (PFXF, B) $168 6.18%
PowerShares Financial Preferred (PGF, B+) $1,429 5.53%
PowerShares Preferred (PGX, A) $2,159 7.05%
UBS E-TRACS Mo Pay 2x DJ Intl Rl Est ETN (RWXL, A-) $15 7.50%
Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETF (SPFF, B-) $104 1.56%
iShares S&P Target Date Retirement Inc (TGR, A) $15 5.80%
iShares S&P Target Date 2010 (TZD, B+) $9 4.44%
International Multi-Asset Diversified Income Index Fund (YDIV, B+) $7 4.46%
YieldShares High Income ETF (YYY, B+) $42 5.86%

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Disclosure: Long EMHY, PFF.