Best Fit Income Funds

Generally, these funds invest with an eye for companies paying consistent dividends. Dividend-paying stocks are generally seen as less volatile because their income component can act as a cushion during tough times.

All ranked ETFs meet our Best Fit criteria.

#1 Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.92% Avg. Volume: 291,269
Fees: 0.07% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones U.S.????Dividend 100 Index

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#2 Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund (VYM)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.09% Avg. Volume: 499,096
Fees: 0.20% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: FTSE High Dividend Yield Index

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#3 WisdomTree Total Dividend Fund (DTD)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.45% Avg. Volume: 21,418
Fees: 0.28% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Wisdom Tree Dividend Index

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#4 SPDR Barclays International Corporate Bond ETF (IBND)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 2.92% Avg. Volume: 50,459
Fees: 0.55% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital Global Aggregate ex-USD Corporate Bond Index

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#5 SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 1.50% Avg. Volume: 662,417
Fees: 0.35% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index

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#6 Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund (VIG)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.15% Avg. Volume: 818,523
Fees: 0.24% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Mergent Dividend Achievers Select Index

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#7 WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Fund (DTN)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 3.00% Avg. Volume: 42,874
Fees: 0.38% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: WisdomTree Dividend ex-Financials Index

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#8 iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY)

Asset Class: Equity

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Performance (YTD): 3.80% Avg. Volume: 660,827
Fees: 0.40% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index

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#9 WisdomTree DEFA Fund (DWM)

Asset Class: Global Equity

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Performance (YTD): 0.72% Avg. Volume: 22,702
Fees: 0.48% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: WisdomTree DEFA Index

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#10 SPDR Barclays Capital International Treasury Bond ETF (BWX)

Asset Class: Fixed Income

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Performance (YTD): 4.01% Avg. Volume: 295,322
Fees: 0.50% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Barclays Capital Global Treasury ex-U.S. Capped Index

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Top Performing Income Funds As of 03.05.2014

ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN (CEFL)

Total Return: 9.09%

WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund (DFE)

Total Return: 8.20%

WisdomTree Australia Dividend Fund (AUSE)

Total Return: 7.99%

WisdomTree Middle East Dividend Fund (GULF)

Total Return: 17.74%

WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund (DFE)

Total Return: 17.03%

iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY)

Total Return: 15.92%

* Annualized