The Dividend Yield folio is designed for investors seeking income and moderate capital appreciation in return for moderate volatility, in line with the S&P 500.


The Dividend Yield folio is constructed from the largest 100 companies with the highest overall dividend, adjusted for market capitalization, utilizing the principles of fundamental investment analysis.

Dividend yield is a measure of the relative value of a company’s dividend. It is calculated by dividing the firm’s dividend by the firm’s current stock price. High dividend yields may be viewed positively, as it may be an indication that the stock is undervalued.

Last Updated: November 16, 2017

Category: Fundamental
Inception Date: 2008-09-22 00:00:00.0
Date Funded: 2009-08-31*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month -0.17% 1.3%
Three-Month 4.5% 5.28%
Year-to-Date 14.41% 17.57%
One-Year 19.62% 21.21%
Three-Year (Annualized) 6.54% 10.51%
Five-Year (Annualized) 10.67% 16.12%
Since Inception 6.87% N/A
Volatility 6.5% 6.8%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
See how returns are calculated

* Returns reflect model performance from the Inception Date to the Date Funded, and funded performance since the Date Funded, if funded. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a strategy has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.

(% of Folio)
1AAPLapple inc com3.09%
2ABBabb ltd adr0.36%
3ABBVabbvie inc com0.96%
4ABEVambev sa sponsored adr0.44%
5ABTabbott labs0.43%
6ACNaccenture plc0.34%
7AMGNamgen inc0.80%
8AVGObroadcom ltd shs0.39%
9AZNastrazeneca plc adr0.82%
10BAboeing co0.80%
11BACbank of america corporation1.20%
12BBLbhp billiton plc adr0.42%
13BCEbce inc0.49%
14BHPbhp ltd adr0.66%
15BLKblackrock inc cl a0.38%
16BMObank montreal que0.44%
17BMYbristol myers squibb co0.61%
18BNSbank nova scotia halifax0.72%
19BPbp plc adr1.86%
20BTbt group plc adr0.45%
21BTIbritish amern tob plc adr1.22%
22BUDanheuser busch inbev sa/nv adr1.23%
23Ccitigroup inc0.83%
24CATcaterpillar inc del0.44%
25CEOcnooc ltd adr0.52%
26CHLchina mobile limited adr1.61%
27CMcdn imperial bk of commerce0.43%
28CMCSAcomcast corp new class a0.70%
29CSCOcisco sys inc1.36%
30CVScvs health corporation com0.48%
31CVXchevron corp new1.94%
32Ddominion resources inc.0.46%
33DEOdiageo p l c adr new0.48%
34DISdisney walt co disney0.57%
35DWDPdowdupont inc com0.53%
36ENBenbridge inc0.77%
37Fford mtr co del par $0.010.57%
38GEgeneral elec co1.97%
39GILDgilead sciences inc0.64%
40GMgeneral mtrs co com0.53%
41GSKglaxosmithkline plc sponsored adr adr1.15%
42HDhome depot inc1.00%
43HONhoneywell intl inc0.48%
44HSBChsbc hldgs plc adr new1.91%
45IBMinternational business machs1.33%
46INGing groep n v adr0.56%
47INTCintel corp1.22%
48JNJjohnson & johnson2.14%
49JPMj p morgan chase & co1.67%
50KHCkraft heinz co com0.72%
51KOcoca cola co1.50%
52LLYlilly eli & co0.54%
53LMTlockheed martin corp0.50%
54LVSlas vegas sands corp com0.55%
55MCDmcdonalds corp0.72%
56MDTmedtronic plc shs0.59%
57METmetlife inc0.40%
58MMM3m company0.66%
59MOaltria group inc1.19%
60MRKmerck & co inc1.22%
61MSmorgan stanley new0.44%
62MSFTmicrosoft corp2.85%
63NEEnextera energy inc0.44%
64NGGnational grid transco plc spon adr new0.47%
65NVSnovartis a g adr1.29%
66ORCLoracle corp0.75%
67PEPpepsico inc1.09%
68PFEpfizer inc1.81%
69PGprocter & gamble co1.67%
70PMphilip morris intl inc com1.58%
71QCOMqualcomm inc0.80%
72RDS.Aroyal dutch shell plc spons adr a3.14%
73RDS.Broyal dutch shell plc spon adr b3.70%
74RIOrio tinto plc adr0.77%
75RYroyal bk cda montreal que0.96%
76SLBschlumberger ltd0.66%
77SNYsanofi sponsored adr adr0.66%
78SOsouthern co0.55%
79Tat&t inc com2.85%
80TDtoronto dominion bk ont new0.81%
81TEFtelefonica s a adr0.60%
82TMtoyota motor corp sp adr rep2com0.70%
83TOTtotal s a adr1.35%
84TRPtranscanada corp ltd0.41%
85TSMtaiwan semiconductor mfg ltd adr1.13%
86TXNtexas instrs inc0.47%
87UBSubs group ag shs0.55%
88ULunilever plc adr new0.49%
89UNHunitedhealth group0.69%
90UNPunion pac corp0.46%
91UPSunited parcel service inc cl b0.68%
92USBus bancorp del0.48%
93UTXunited technologies corp0.53%
94VODvodafone group plc adr1.04%
95VZverizon communications inc.2.24%
96WBAwalgreens boots alliance inc new0.41%
97WBKwestpac bkg corp adr1.10%
98WFCwells fargo & co new1.84%
99WMTwal mart stores inc1.45%
100XOMexxon mobil corp3.10%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We screened for the largest 100 securities, based on market capitalization, which have the highest dividend yield.
  2. Individual securities weights were determined by dividing their market capitalization, adjusted for dividend yield, by the total dividends yielded of the 100 securities selected.

Number of Securities

There are generally 100 securities in the folio.

Update Frequency


If the characteristics of the folio have changed substantially, the securities included may change. Also, corporate actions, such as a merger, or other events may cause changes to the securities held at any time. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a folio has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.