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SCHD Dividend History Chart
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SCHD Dividend Yield and Key Stats
SCHD Dividend History Table
The SCHD dividend history table includes all quarterly cash dividends since the SCHD inception date — 10/20/2011.
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Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) Description
The Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (SCHD) aims to match the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Dividend 100™ Index, which measures the investment return of a select group of stocks with high dividend yields.
To pursue its goal, the fund generally invests in stocks that are included in the index. The index is designed to measure the performance of high dividend-yielding stocks issued by U.S. companies that have a record of consistently paying dividends, selected for fundamental strength relative to their peers, based on financial ratios. The fund invests at least 90% of its net assets in these stocks.
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SCHD Benchmark Index
SCHD tracks the Dow Jones U.S. Dividend 100™ Index.
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Stocks must pass the following screens to be eligible for inclusion in the index:
- Minimum 10 consecutive years of dividend payments
- Minimum float-adjusted market capitalization (FMC) of US$ 500 million
- Minimum three-month ADVT of US$ 2 million
Stocks passing all three screens are ranked in descending order by Indicated Annual Dividend (IAD) yield, defined as a stock’s IAD (not including any special dividends) divided by its price. The top half of securities based on this ranking are eligible for stock selection. Excludes REITs.
SCHD Dividend – Conclusion
SCHD is a popular investment for dividend-seeking investors and retirees. The fund tracks an index of dividend-paying companies with a history of paying consistent dividends at or above the S&P 500 average yield.
Charles Schwab does not have an identical index mutual fund to compare against SCHD. The closest mutual fund is the actively managed Schwab Dividend Equity Fund™ (SWDSX).
SCHD is a good option for investors who do not want to conduct the research required to select individual stocks but want to own a pool of high-yield dividend growth stocks.
Active investors who own individual stocks can supplement their research with tools such as the Sure Dividend Newsletter, which offers subscribers ten dividend growth stock picks to subscribers every month.
Research multiple dividend ETFs before choosing in which to invest. Review the SCHD dividend history, current SCHD dividend yield, and SCHD holdings before investing. Past payments are not indicative of future dividends.
Craig is a former IT professional who left his 20-year career to be a full-time finance writer. A DIY investor since 1995, he started Retire Before Dad in 2013 as a creative outlet to share his investment portfolios. Craig studied Finance at Michigan State University and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children. Read more.
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