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: September 18, 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 3.77% 3.3%
Three-Month 4.0% 3.43%
Year-to-Date 11.99% 13.5%
One-Year 17.98% 19.48%
Three-Year (Annualized) 5.23% 9.85%
Five-Year (Annualized) 8.83% 13.78%
Since Inception 6.75% N/A
Volatility 7.5% 7.7%

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 com3.17%
2ABBabb ltd adr0.38%
3ABBVabbvie inc com0.98%
4ABTabbott labs0.44%
5ACNaccenture plc0.36%
6AMGNamgen inc0.82%
7AMXamerica movil s a de c v adr l shs0.36%
8AVGObroadcom ltd shs0.40%
9AZNastrazeneca plc adr0.84%
10BAboeing co0.83%
11BACbank of america corporation0.72%
12BCEbce inc0.46%
13BHPbhp ltd adr0.62%
14BLKblackrock inc cl a0.39%
15BMObank montreal que0.42%
16BMYbristol myers squibb co0.62%
17BNSbank nova scotia halifax0.65%
18BPbp plc adr1.89%
19BTbt group plc adr0.44%
20BTIbritish amern tob plc adr0.98%
21BUDanheuser busch inbev sa/nv adr1.26%
22Ccitigroup inc0.43%
23CATcaterpillar inc del0.44%
24CEOcnooc ltd adr0.43%
25CHLchina mobile limited adr1.57%
26CMcdn imperial bk of commerce0.39%
27CMCSAcomcast corp new class a0.72%
28CSCOcisco sys inc1.40%
29CVScvs health corporation com0.49%
30CVXchevron corp new1.98%
31Ddominion resources inc.0.46%
32DEOdiageo p l c adr new0.46%
33DISdisney walt co disney0.59%
34DOWdow chem co0.54%
35ENBenbridge inc0.71%
36Fford mtr co del par $0.010.58%
37GEgeneral elec co2.01%
38GILDgilead sciences inc0.66%
39GMgeneral mtrs co com0.55%
40GSKglaxosmithkline plc sponsored adr adr1.15%
41HDhome depot inc1.03%
42HONhoneywell intl inc0.49%
43HSBChsbc hldgs plc adr new1.94%
44IBMinternational business machs1.36%
45INGing groep n v adr0.56%
46INTCintel corp1.24%
47JNJjohnson & johnson2.18%
48JPMj p morgan chase & co1.72%
49KHCkraft heinz co com0.71%
50KOcoca cola co1.53%
51LLYlilly eli & co0.55%
52LMTlockheed martin corp0.51%
53LVSlas vegas sands corp com0.56%
54MCDmcdonalds corp0.74%
55MDTmedtronic plc shs0.56%
56METmetlife inc0.42%
57MMM3m company0.67%
58MOaltria group inc1.14%
59MRKmerck & co inc1.24%
60MSmorgan stanley new0.36%
61MSFTmicrosoft corp2.91%
62NEEnextera energy inc0.44%
63NGGnational grid transco plc spon adr new0.48%
64NVSnovartis a g adr1.31%
65ORCLoracle corp0.75%
66PEPpepsico inc1.11%
67PFEpfizer inc1.84%
68PGprocter & gamble co1.70%
69PMphilip morris intl inc com1.56%
70PUKprudential plc adr0.50%
71QCOMqualcomm inc0.81%
72RAIreynolds american inc com0.70%
73RDS.Aroyal dutch shell plc spons adr a3.18%
74RDS.Broyal dutch shell plc spon adr b3.73%
75RIOrio tinto plc adr0.57%
76RYroyal bk cda montreal que0.92%
77SLBschlumberger ltd0.67%
78SNYsanofi sponsored adr adr0.67%
79SOsouthern co0.56%
80Tat&t inc com2.91%
81TDtoronto dominion bk ont new0.80%
82TMtoyota motor corp sp adr rep2com1.28%
83TOTtotal s a adr1.38%
84TRPtranscanada corp ltd0.39%
85TSMtaiwan semiconductor mfg ltd adr1.16%
86TXNtexas instrs inc0.48%
87ULunilever plc adr new0.47%
88UNunilever n v n y shs new0.54%
89UNHunitedhealth group0.70%
90UNPunion pac corp0.47%
91UPSunited parcel service inc cl b0.70%
92USBus bancorp del0.46%
93UTXunited technologies corp0.51%
94VODvodafone group plc adr1.02%
95VZverizon communications inc.2.27%
96WBAwalgreens boots alliance inc new0.39%
97WBKwestpac bkg corp adr1.10%
98WFCwells fargo & co new1.83%
99WMTwal mart stores inc1.48%
100XOMexxon mobil corp3.15%

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.