Verifying the YTD return of Dividend ETF SDIV?

Discussion in 'ETFs' started by losemind, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. losemind


  2. 007Arb


    What you are missing is That is the best source for performance for mutual funds and ETFs. Checking SDIV through 8/23 shows a YTD total return of 11.11%
  3. About 12% is correct.
  4. losemind


    Any number-crunching guys here?

    Please don't trust those sources and can anybody show me the numbers?

    Where did 12% came from?

  5. Nym


    Not as simple as it looks like.

    To understand the value you must consider the underlining... in other words if you have an asset that just give you a dividend it depreciate its value in capital.

    your approach look a bit approximate to me