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: March 24, 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 -0.1% -0.83%
Three-Month 3.72% 4.07%
Year-to-Date 4.24% 5.2%
One-Year 16.92% 17.6%
Three-Year (Annualized) 5.79% 10.36%
Five-Year (Annualized) 8.38% 13.3%
Since Inception 6.25% N/A
Volatility 10.75% 10.05%

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 com3.11%
2ABBabb ltd adr0.41%
3ABBVabbvie inc com0.95%
4ABTabbott labs0.39%
5ACNaccenture plc0.39%
6AMGNamgen inc0.76%
7AVGObroadcom ltd shs0.42%
8AZNastrazeneca plc adr0.89%
9BAboeing co0.69%
10BACbank of america corporation0.78%
11BLKblackrock inc cl a0.38%
12BMYbristol myers squibb co0.65%
13BNSbank nova scotia halifax0.70%
14BPbp plc adr1.92%
15BTbt group plc adr0.46%
16BTIbritish amern tob plc adr1.04%
17BUDanheuser busch inbev sa/nv adr1.38%
18Ccitigroup inc0.47%
19CATcaterpillar inc del0.46%
20CEOcnooc ltd adr0.49%
21CHLchina mobile limited adr1.63%
22CMcdn imperial bk of commerce0.38%
23CMCSAcomcast corp new class a0.67%
24CScredit suisse group adr0.39%
25CSCOcisco sys inc1.34%
26CVScvs health corporation com0.46%
27CVXchevron corp new2.09%
28Ddominion resources inc.0.45%
29DEOdiageo p l c adr new0.50%
30DISdisney walt co disney0.64%
31DOWdow chem co0.53%
32Eeni s p a adr0.60%
33ENBenbridge inc0.38%
34Fford mtr co del par $0.010.61%
35GEgeneral elec co2.18%
36GILDgilead sciences inc0.63%
37GMgeneral mtrs co com0.59%
38GSKglaxosmithkline plc sponsored adr adr1.16%
39HDhome depot inc0.86%
40HONhoneywell intl inc0.52%
41IBMinternational business machs1.36%
42INGing groep n v adr0.59%
43INTCintel corp1.26%
44JNJjohnson & johnson2.23%
45JPMj p morgan chase & co1.76%
46KHCkraft heinz co com0.75%
47KOcoca cola co1.55%
48LFCchina life ins co ltd adr rep h0.39%
49LLYlilly eli & co0.58%
50LMTlockheed martin corp0.55%
51LVSlas vegas sands corp com0.59%
52LYGlloyds banking group plc0.60%
53MCDmcdonalds corp0.80%
54MDTmedtronic plc shs0.61%
55METmetlife inc0.45%
56MMM3m company0.68%
57MOaltria group inc1.22%
58MRKmerck & co inc1.33%
59MSmorgan stanley new0.38%
60MSFTmicrosoft corp3.11%
61MTUmitsubishi ufj finl group inc sponsored0.53%
62NEEnextera energy inc0.42%
63NGGnational grid transco plc spon adr new0.57%
64NTTnippon teleg & tel corp adr0.51%
65NVSnovartis a g adr1.40%
66ORCLoracle corp0.63%
67OXYoccidental pete corp del0.60%
68PEPpepsico inc1.11%
69PFEpfizer inc1.87%
70PGprocter & gamble co1.84%
71PMphilip morris intl inc com1.65%
72QCOMqualcomm inc0.80%
73RAIreynolds american inc com0.67%
74RDS.Aroyal dutch shell plc spons adr a3.32%
75RDS.Broyal dutch shell plc spon adr b3.91%
76RIOrio tinto plc adr0.53%
77RYroyal bk cda montreal que0.96%
78SBUXstarbucks corp0.37%
79SLBschlumberger ltd0.71%
80SMFGsumitomo mitsui finl group inc sponsored0.47%
81SNYsanofi sponsored adr adr0.74%
82Tat&t inc com3.02%
83TDtoronto dominion bk ont new0.80%
84TOTtotal s a adr1.35%
85TSMtaiwan semiconductor mfg ltd adr1.00%
86TXNtexas instrs inc0.51%
87ULunilever plc adr new0.45%
88UNunilever n v n y shs new0.53%
89UNHunitedhealth group0.61%
90UNPunion pac corp0.51%
91UPSunited parcel service inc cl b0.70%
92USBus bancorp del0.49%
93UTXunited technologies corp0.56%
94VODvodafone group plc adr1.02%
95VZverizon communications inc.2.41%
96WBAwalgreens boots alliance inc new0.41%
97WBKwestpac bkg corp adr1.16%
98WFCwells fargo & co new1.96%
99WMTwal mart stores inc1.57%
100XOMexxon mobil corp3.19%

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.