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The Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index tracks the performance of the 100 stocks with the highest dividend yields on the Dow Jones U.S. Total Market Index.

The components of this index are selected based on:

  • Dividend/Earnings Ratio
  • Trading Volumes
  • Dividend Yields

The European version of iShares Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend ETF is domiciled in Germany. (The equivalent American ETF trades under ticker symbol DVY.) There are 100 stocks in this fund. The Top 10 holdings are listed below with their current yields as of Jan 5, 2010:

1. Company: Lorillard (NYSE:LO)
Current Dividend Yield: 5.04 %
Sector:Tobacco

2. Company: Entergy Corp (NYSE:ETR)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.65 %
Sector:Electric Utilities

3. Company: CenturyTel (NYSE:CTL)
Current Dividend Yield: 7.63 %
Sector:Communications Services

4. Company: Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.42 %
Sector:Oil & Gas - Integrated

5. Company: Mercury General Corp (NYSE:MCY)
Current Dividend Yield: 6.01 %
Sector: Insurance (Property & Casualty)

6. Company: V.F. Corp (NYSE:VFC)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.21%
Sector:Apparel/Accessories

7. Company: Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.73%
Sector:Paper & Paper Products

8. Company: FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE)
Current Dividend Yield: 4.76%
Sector: Electric Utilities

9. Company: McDonald’s Corp (NYSE:MCD)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.53%
Sector:

10. Company: DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE)
Current Dividend Yield: 4.92%
Sector: Electric Utilities

Some of the other dividend stocks included in the portfolio are Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH), FPL Group (NYSE:FPL) and General Mills (NYSE:GIS). The full listing of all 100 stocks can be downloaded here (excel).

Source: Top 10 Components of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index