The Best and Worst Performing Dividend ETFs of 2013

By ETFDatabase | December 19, 2013 AAA

2013 was another year full of record-low interest rates, prompting income investors to turn their attention elsewhere. For the past few years, dividend ETFs have been among the hottest in the investing space, as many individuals and institutions have sought the income stream these products offer. While a strong dividend is nice, receiving it from a security that lost ground during the year may not be enough to overcome the damage that was done. On the flip side, a dividend from a security that saw strong gains is an added bonus for many .



Below, we break down the best and worst performing dividend ETFs from 2013. Please note that these are funds that are classified as dividend-focused, and not those that simply pay out a dividend. Funds that were launched this year were excluded from this list as they did not have a full calendar year under their belts.



comments powered by Disqus
Related Analysis
  1. GDP Numbers Bear Out Fed Decision - Ahead of Wall Street
    Stock Analysis

    GDP Numbers Bear Out Fed Decision - Ahead of Wall Street

  2. How A Bank Stress Test Works
    Stock Analysis

    How A Bank Stress Test Works

  3. Bear of the Day: Wynn Resorts (WYNN) - Bear of the Day
    Stock Analysis

    Bear of the Day: Wynn Resorts (WYNN) - Bear of the Day

  4. Bull of the Day: GrubHub (GRUB) - Bull of the Day
    Stock Analysis

    Bull of the Day: GrubHub (GRUB) - Bull of the Day

  5. Obamacare: Permanent Problem for Health Insurers? - Industry Outlook
    Stock Analysis

    Obamacare: Permanent Problem for Health Insurers? - Industry Outlook

Trading Center