This ETF is one of several options available to investors looking to focus equity exposure on dividend-paying stocks; the underlying index screens the equity universe by factors such as dividend per share growth rate, dividend payout percentage rate, and dividend yield. Given this focus, DVY may be useful as a core component within a long-term portfolio, though investors should note that there will likely be a material bias towards value stocks and certain sectors of the U.S. economy such as utilities. DVY can also be effective as a tactical tool, shifting holdings towards companies that will often exhibit lower volatility in certain environments. The underlying portfolio is somewhat shallow with only about 100 stocks, but well balanced across those names that do make up the related benchmark. DVY is relatively efficient from a cost perspective, with an expense ratio comparable to funds offering similar exposure. FVD, VYM, and SDY are just a few of the many ETFs focused on large cap dividend paying companies; investors seeking exposure to this corner of the U.S. equity market have plenty of ETF options to choose from.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DVY on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Large Cap Value Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Fidelity)
There are 28 other ETFs in the Large Cap Value Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of DVY relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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