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 26, 2016

Category: Fundamental
Inception Date: September 22, 2008
Date Funded: August 31, 2009*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month -0.97% -0.9%
Three-Month 4.53% 5.9%
Year-to-Date 8.16% 6.7%
One-Year 13.15% 13.55%
Three-Year (Annualized) 4.24% 10.39%
Five-Year (Annualized) 10.03% 15.48%
Since Inception 5.44% N/A
Volatility 15.86% 14.52%

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 com2.95%
2ABBabb ltd adr0.43%
3ABBVabbvie inc com0.93%
4ABTabbott labs0.38%
5AIGamerican intl group inc0.38%
6AMGNamgen inc0.77%
7AZNastrazeneca plc adr0.89%
8BAboeing co0.73%
9BACbank of america corporation0.53%
10BCEbce inc0.60%
11BCSbarclays plc adr0.82%
12BLKblackrock inc cl a0.38%
13BMObank montreal que0.55%
14BMYbristol myers squibb co0.65%
15BNSbank nova scotia halifax0.86%
16BPbp plc adr1.86%
17BTbt group plc adr0.40%
18BTIbritish amern tob plc adr0.96%
19BUDanheuser busch inbev sa/nv adr1.33%
20CEOcnooc ltd adr0.76%
21CHLchina mobile limited adr1.77%
22CMcdn imperial bk of commerce0.48%
23CMCSAcomcast corp new class a0.62%
24CSCOcisco sys inc1.08%
25CVScvs health corporation com0.48%
26CVXchevron corp new2.06%
27Ddominion resources inc.0.43%
28DEOdiageo p l c adr new0.55%
29DISdisney walt co disney0.59%
30DOWdow chem co0.53%
31DUKduke energy corp new com0.58%
32Eeni s p a adr0.71%
33ENBenbridge inc0.50%
34ERICericsson adr b sek 100.42%
35Fford mtr co del par $0.010.61%
36GEgeneral elec co2.18%
37GILDgilead sciences inc0.60%
38GMgeneral mtrs co com0.60%
39GSKglaxosmithkline plc sponsored adr adr1.60%
40HDhome depot inc0.89%
41HONhoneywell intl inc0.46%
42IBMinternational business machs1.28%
43INTCintel corp1.26%
44JNJjohnson & johnson2.12%
45JPMj p morgan chase & co1.65%
46KHCkraft heinz co com0.71%
47KOcoca cola co1.55%
48LFCchina life ins co ltd adr rep h0.92%
49LLYlilly eli & co0.58%
50LMTlockheed martin corp0.52%
51LVSlas vegas sands corp com0.59%
52LYGlloyds banking group plc0.42%
53MCDmcdonalds corp0.82%
54MDTmedtronic plc shs0.54%
55METmetlife inc0.42%
56MMM3m company0.68%
57MOaltria group inc1.13%
58MRKmerck & co inc1.31%
59MSFTmicrosoft corp2.91%
60NEEnextera energy inc0.41%
61NGGnational grid transco plc spon adr new0.63%
62NVOnovo-nordisk a s adr0.47%
63NVSnovartis a g adr1.42%
64ORCLoracle corp0.64%
65OXYoccidental pete corp del0.59%
66PEPpepsico inc1.05%
67PFEpfizer inc1.90%
68PGprocter & gamble co1.83%
69PMphilip morris intl inc com1.62%
70PUKprudential plc adr0.69%
71QCOMqualcomm inc0.73%
72RAIreynolds american inc com0.61%
73RDS.Aroyal dutch shell plc spons adr a3.25%
74RDS.Broyal dutch shell plc spon adr b3.82%
75RIOrio tinto plc adr0.75%
76RYroyal bk cda montreal que1.20%
77SAPsap se adr0.38%
78SLBschlumberger ltd0.64%
79SNYsanofi sponsored adr adr0.73%
80SUsuncor energy new inc0.46%
81Tat&t inc com3.02%
82TDtoronto dominion bk ont new0.97%
83TOTtotal s a adr1.35%
84TRPtranscanada corp ltd0.37%
85TXNtexas instrs inc0.39%
86ULunilever plc adr new0.43%
87UNunilever n v n y shs new0.49%
88UNHunitedhealth group0.49%
89UNPunion pac corp0.48%
90UPSunited parcel service inc cl b0.71%
91USBus bancorp del0.45%
92UTXunited technologies corp0.55%
93VODvodafone group plc adr1.13%
94VZverizon communications inc.2.36%
95WBAwalgreens boots alliance inc new0.40%
96WBKwestpac bkg corp adr1.11%
97WFCwells fargo & co new1.94%
98WMBwilliams cos inc del0.49%
99WMTwal mart stores inc1.64%
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.