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: May 19, 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 2.95% 2.06%
Three-Month 2.2% 2.0%
Year-to-Date 6.0% 7.24%
One-Year 17.42% 19.23%
Three-Year (Annualized) 4.37% 10.41%
Five-Year (Annualized) 10.52% 15.39%
Since Inception 6.34% N/A
Volatility 10.47% 9.67%

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 adr0.41%
3ABBVabbvie inc com1.04%
4ABTabbott labs0.46%
5ACNaccenture plc0.39%
6AMGNamgen inc0.87%
7AVGObroadcom ltd shs0.42%
8AZNastrazeneca plc adr0.89%
9BAboeing co0.89%
10BACbank of america corporation0.78%
11BCEbce inc0.50%
12BHPbhp ltd adr0.66%
13BLKblackrock inc cl a0.42%
14BMObank montreal que0.44%
15BMYbristol myers squibb co0.66%
16BNSbank nova scotia halifax0.69%
17BPbp plc adr2.00%
18BTbt group plc adr0.46%
19BTIbritish amern tob plc adr1.02%
20BUDanheuser busch inbev sa/nv adr1.39%
21Ccitigroup inc0.46%
22CATcaterpillar inc del0.47%
23CEOcnooc ltd adr0.49%
24CHLchina mobile limited adr1.64%
25CMCSAcomcast corp new class a0.67%
26CSCOcisco sys inc1.34%
27CVScvs health corporation com0.53%
28CVXchevron corp new2.11%
29Ddominion resources inc.0.49%
30DEOdiageo p l c adr new0.49%
31DISdisney walt co disney0.64%
32DOWdow chem co0.58%
33ENBenbridge inc0.44%
34Fford mtr co del par $0.010.62%
35GEgeneral elec co2.16%
36GILDgilead sciences inc0.70%
37GMgeneral mtrs co com0.59%
38GSKglaxosmithkline plc sponsored adr adr1.45%
39HDhome depot inc1.10%
40HONhoneywell intl inc0.52%
41IBMinternational business machs1.36%
42INGing groep n v adr0.60%
43INTCintel corp1.27%
44JNJjohnson & johnson2.24%
45JPMj p morgan chase & co1.77%
46KHCkraft heinz co com0.75%
47KOcoca cola co1.64%
48LFCchina life ins co ltd adr rep h0.39%
49LLYlilly eli & co0.59%
50LMTlockheed martin corp0.54%
51LVSlas vegas sands corp com0.60%
52LYGlloyds banking group plc0.60%
53MCDmcdonalds corp0.79%
54MDTmedtronic plc shs0.61%
55METmetlife inc0.45%
56MMM3m company0.71%
57MOaltria group inc1.22%
58MRKmerck & co inc1.33%
59MSmorgan stanley new0.39%
60MSFTmicrosoft corp3.11%
61NEEnextera energy inc0.47%
62NVSnovartis a g adr1.43%
63ORCLoracle corp0.64%
64PEPpepsico inc1.11%
65PFEpfizer inc1.97%
66PGprocter & gamble co1.77%
67PMphilip morris intl inc com1.67%
68PUKprudential plc adr0.50%
69QCOMqualcomm inc0.81%
70RAIreynolds american inc com0.75%
71RDS.Aroyal dutch shell plc spons adr a3.37%
72RDS.Broyal dutch shell plc spon adr b3.96%
73RIOrio tinto plc adr0.60%
74RYroyal bk cda montreal que0.94%
75SBUXstarbucks corp0.38%
76SLBschlumberger ltd0.72%
77SNYsanofi sponsored adr adr0.74%
78SOsouthern co0.57%
79Tat&t inc com3.11%
80TDtoronto dominion bk ont new0.79%
81TEFtelefonica s a adr0.97%
82TMtoyota motor corp sp adr rep2com0.60%
83TOTtotal s a adr1.36%
84TRPtranscanada corp ltd0.42%
85TSMtaiwan semiconductor mfg ltd adr1.01%
86TXNtexas instrs inc0.52%
87ULunilever plc adr new0.46%
88UNunilever n v n y shs new0.52%
89UNHunitedhealth group0.62%
90UNPunion pac corp0.51%
91UPSunited parcel service inc cl b0.75%
92USBus bancorp del0.49%
93UTXunited technologies corp0.55%
94Vvisa inc.0.36%
95VODvodafone group plc adr1.02%
96VZverizon communications inc.2.43%
97WBAwalgreens boots alliance inc new0.42%
98WBKwestpac bkg corp adr1.18%
99WFCwells fargo & co new1.96%
100WMTwal mart stores inc1.62%

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.