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: October 26, 2016

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

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month -0.2% -0.17%
Three-Month -1.56% -0.84%
Year-to-Date 8.03% 6.51%
One-Year 4.08% 5.57%
Three-Year (Annualized) 3.12% 8.99%
Five-Year (Annualized) 8.02% 13.9%
Since Inception 5.37% N/A
Volatility 15.03% 14.07%

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 com3.18%
2ABBabb ltd adr0.41%
3ABBVabbvie inc com0.96%
4ABTabbott labs0.40%
5AMGNamgen inc0.77%
6AZNastrazeneca plc adr0.90%
7BAboeing co0.70%
8BACbank of america corporation0.79%
9BBVAbanco bilbao vizcaya argentari adr0.48%
10BLKblackrock inc cl a0.39%
11BMYbristol myers squibb co0.66%
12BNSbank nova scotia halifax0.69%
13BPbp plc adr1.93%
14BTbt group plc adr0.47%
15BTIbritish amern tob plc adr1.05%
16BUDanheuser busch inbev sa/nv adr1.34%
17Ccitigroup inc0.48%
18CATcaterpillar inc del0.47%
19CEOcnooc ltd adr0.49%
20CHLchina mobile limited adr1.65%
21CLcolgate palmolive co0.36%
22CMcdn imperial bk of commerce0.38%
23CMCSAcomcast corp new class a0.69%
24CSCOcisco sys inc1.35%
25CVScvs health corporation com0.47%
26CVXchevron corp new2.09%
27Ddominion resources inc.0.46%
28DEOdiageo p l c adr new0.57%
29DISdisney walt co disney0.59%
30DOWdow chem co0.54%
31DUKduke energy corp new com0.61%
32Eeni s p a adr0.61%
33ENBenbridge inc0.39%
34Fford mtr co del par $0.010.62%
35GEgeneral elec co2.13%
36GILDgilead sciences inc0.64%
37GMgeneral mtrs co com0.62%
38GSKglaxosmithkline plc sponsored adr adr1.25%
39HDhome depot inc0.88%
40HONhoneywell intl inc0.47%
41IBMinternational business machs1.39%
42INGing groep n v adr0.60%
43INTCintel corp1.27%
44JNJjohnson & johnson2.27%
45JPMj p morgan chase & co1.79%
46KHCkraft heinz co com0.76%
47KOcoca cola co1.56%
48LFCchina life ins co ltd adr rep h0.39%
49LLYlilly eli & co0.58%
50LMTlockheed martin corp0.50%
51LVSlas vegas sands corp com0.59%
52LYBlyondellbasell industries n v shs - a -0.37%
53LYGlloyds banking group plc0.61%
54MCDmcdonalds corp0.79%
55MDTmedtronic plc shs0.62%
56METmetlife inc0.45%
57MMM3m company0.68%
58MOaltria group inc1.23%
59MRKmerck & co inc1.32%
60MSmorgan stanley new0.40%
61MSFTmicrosoft corp2.90%
62NEEnextera energy inc0.42%
63NGGnational grid transco plc spon adr new0.61%
64NVSnovartis a g adr1.42%
65ORCLoracle corp0.64%
66OXYoccidental pete corp del0.60%
67PEPpepsico inc1.12%
68PFEpfizer inc1.88%
69PGprocter & gamble co1.85%
70PMphilip morris intl inc com1.67%
71QCOMqualcomm inc0.81%
72RAIreynolds american inc com0.68%
73RDS.Aroyal dutch shell plc spons adr a3.34%
74RDS.Broyal dutch shell plc spon adr b3.93%
75RIOrio tinto plc adr0.54%
76RYroyal bk cda montreal que0.96%
77SLBschlumberger ltd0.72%
78SNYsanofi sponsored adr adr0.75%
79SUsuncor energy new inc0.38%
80Tat&t inc com3.06%
81TDtoronto dominion bk ont new0.82%
82TGTtarget corp0.36%
83TMUSt-mobile us inc com0.59%
84TOTtotal s a adr1.43%
85TRPtranscanada corp ltd0.36%
86TXNtexas instrs inc0.39%
87ULunilever plc adr new0.45%
88UNunilever n v n y shs new0.53%
89UNHunitedhealth group0.62%
90UNPunion pac corp0.47%
91UPSunited parcel service inc cl b0.71%
92USBus bancorp del0.50%
93UTXunited technologies corp0.57%
94VODvodafone group plc adr1.04%
95VZverizon communications inc.2.38%
96WBAwalgreens boots alliance inc new0.42%
97WBKwestpac bkg corp adr1.18%
98WFCwells fargo & co new1.98%
99WMTwal mart stores inc1.60%
100XOMexxon mobil corp3.22%

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.