Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index offers a higher yield than the Russell 1000 Value Index and should perform well over the long run. It leans toward high-quality dividend-payers that can keep the portfolio’s risk in check. The Admiral share class earns a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Silver, while the exchange-traded fund’s lower fee pushes it to Gold.
Will VYM outperform in future?
Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillars 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.