4-Star ETFs Poised to Pop: iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index (NYS: DVY) has earned an impressive four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.

iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend facts


November 2003

Total Assets

$8.5 billion

Investment Approach

Seeks investment results that correspond to the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index, which are screened by dividend-per-share growth rate, trading volume, dividend payout percentage rate, and are selected based on dividend yield.

Expense Ratio


1-Year / 3-Year / 5-Year Annual Return

10.1% / 10.4% / (2.3%)

Top Holdings with High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 stars) and Portfolio Weight

Chevron (NYS: CVX) (2.1%) Kimberly-Clark (NYS: KMB) (2%) McDonald's (NYS: MCD) (1.9%)

Dividend Yield



SPDR S&P Dividend (NYS: SDY) Vanguard High Dividend Yield (NYS: VYM)

Source: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 328 members who have rated iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include 4melody and NetscribeETF.

Earlier this year, 4melody gave a simple, yet solid, reason to buy into the ETF: "Reliability of its core components with current market conditions."

In fact, iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend sports an annual turnover ratio of just 18%. That's lower than that of other dividend ETFs such as SPDR S&P Dividend (52%) and Vanguard High Dividend (34%).

CAPS member NetscribeETF elaborates on the bull case:

The Index measures the performance of a selected group of equity securities issued by companies that have provided relatively high dividend yields on a consistent basis over time. ... This ETF's 0.40% expense ratio is low compared with conventional actively managed funds. ... These reasons make the ETF a compelling idea with a special stress on the fact that the Index of 100 securities is reconstituted yearly allowing only the best performing dividend paying stocks.

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