Dividend paying equities still offer an attractive opportunity to diversify your sources of income and generate additional yield.


Despite concerns over rising interest rates, yields on traditional bonds remain low by historical standards making income from fixed income investments hard to come by.

Dividend paying equities can offer a unique opportunity to both generate income and potentially profit from growth. Plus, they may offer some downside protection in challenging markets.

Ways to capture dividends

  • Start at home
    Potentially earn more and keep more with XDV with tax efficient dividends.
  • Find opportunity in the U.S.
    Access some of the largest U.S. dividend paying companies in one trade with XHD.
  • Expand internationally
    Use CYH to add instant exposure to hundreds of dividend paying companies located throughout the world.

Dividend Paying Equities Offer Attractive Yields

Dividend Paying Equities Offer Attractive Yields

Source: iShares ETFs: BlackRock. Yield on iShares ETFs is the 12-month trailing yield. Canadian Government 10-Year Yield: Bloomberg. All data as of January 15, 2014. For standardized performance of the funds, please view the product pages for XHD, CYH and XDV.

Related iShares Funds Description Trailing Yield MER Category MER*
CYH - iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF Dividend paying companies from the U.S., Europe and emerging-markets 3.24% 0.68% 1.27%
XHD - iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) High-yielding, dividend-paying, U.S. based securities 2.57% 0.33% 0.92%
XDV - iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF High-yielding, dividend-paying, Canadian based securities 3.81% 0.55% 1.01%

Data as of June 9, 2014
*Investor Economics Insight Monthly Update, July 2013. F-series Asset-weighted MER.

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iShares® ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares ETFs. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or operational charges or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. The funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional.

Index returns are denominated in Canadian Dollars for all funds, except XIG and XHY. For XIG and XHY, index returns shown are denominated in U.S. Dollars. Fund returns are denominated in Canadian Dollars for all iShares ETFs.

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