This ETF offers exposure to dividend paying stocks in emerging markets, making DVYE a tool for tine tuning exposure to an asset class that is at the core of many long-term portfolios. Given this objective, DVYE can be used in a number of different ways; it could certainly have appeal as part of a buy-and-hold strategy for those who believe that focus on dividend paying stocks leads to higher returns over the long run. DVYE can also be a way for scaling back risk exposure in emerging markets, since dividend paying stocks tend to feature lower volatility than broader markets. Finally, this ETF could potentially be used to complement other emerging markets positions, since DVYE generally focuses on sectors that may be underweighted by products such as EEM and VWO.
DVYE will generally offer an attractive dividend yield that is considerably higher than funds such as EEM and VWO, delivering higher current returns to investors. An added benefit may be lower volatility, which can help to reduce downside risk during stock sell-offs.
There are a number of other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category that also place an emphasis on dividend-paying stocks; investors may wish to compare this fund to products such as HILO and EDIV on the basis of yield, volatility, and expenses before making a decision.