Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index is one of the cheapest dividend strategies available. The fund’s broad diversification and market-cap-weighting approach help curb risk and support a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver.
Will VYM outperform in future?
Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillar’s below.
The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable VYM’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VYM management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of VYM’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.
The Price Pillar compares VYM’s fees to similar funds, determining whether or not the fund provides a good value proposition.
The Performance Pillar is our evaluation of whether VYM’s returns have been the result of chance or a proven, long-term process and compares the fund with its category or benchmark.