|Bid||62.32 x 900|
|Ask||62.39 x 1200|
|Day's Range||62.31 - 62.45|
|52 Week Range||56.03 - 64.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|YTD Daily Total Return||-1.98%|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.99|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.32%|
Dividend growth in international markets is expected to be impressive this year, a theme that could benefit an array of exchange traded funds, including the Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF (VYMI). An easy way of looking at the Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF is that it is the international answer to the wildly popular Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) , one of the largest U.S. dividend ETFs. “The fund's selection universe includes large- and mid-cap stocks in the FTSE All-World ex-US Index.
VYMI follows the FTSE All-World ex US High Dividend Yield Index, which is a collection of ex-US dividend payers with above-average yields. This is not a dedicated developed markets fund as 21.4% of VYMI's 1,021 holdings hail from emerging markets. Indeed, VYMI's yield of 4.22% is above average.
Low fees and portfolio diversification should not be abandoned in the quest for yield. Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF VYMI strikes a careful balance between risk management and yield, earning a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Bronze. The fund's selection universe includes large- and mid-cap stocks in the FTSE All-World ex-US Index.
Our proprietary timing system has now given us the green light to add broad-based international equity ETFs to our portfolios in accordance with the main focus of each of those portfolios, asserts Jim Woods, editor of Successful Investing.
The ability to pay a dividend is also an indication of a company's financial strength and quality: Dividend payers have higher financial health grades, per Morningstar, than non-dividend-payers, and they're also more likely to have moats. There are a two key types of dividend-paying companies, which Morningstar director of global exchange-traded fund research Ben Johnson has helpfully called "growers" and "yielders." In turn, you can sort funds based on which types of companies they tend to emphasize. Growers have shown a tendency to increase their dividends over the years, which helps them deliver a pleasing balance between growing their businesses and paying income to shareholders.