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WisdomTree Global Dividend Index

The WisdomTree Global Dividend Index consists of companies included in WisdomTree’s three primary dividend indexes: in the United States, the WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Index, in the developed world, the WisdomTree International Equity Index, and in the emerging markets the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Index. Companies are weighted in the Index based on annual cash dividends paid. The Index was established with a base value of 300 on June 30, 2008 and is calculated in US dollars and is updated to reflect market prices and exchange rates. Closing or last-sale prices are used when non-U.S. markets are closed.

Index Facts

Index Facts
As of 02/23/2018
Bloomberg Index Symbol WTGDIV
Exchange Index Symbol
Index Inception Date 07/01/2008
Base Index Value 300
Number of Components in Index 5841
Current Index Value 366.58
Total Return Index Closing Value 492.75
Total Index Market Capitalization ($ Trillion) 54.12
Index MarketCap Breakdown
Large Cap (> $10 Billion) 80.85%
Mid Cap (≥ $2 Billion and ≤ $10 Billion) 14.81%
Small Cap (< $2 Billion) 4.33%

Index Statistics

Index Statistics
As of 02/23/2018
Dividend Yield 3.38
Price/Earnings 15.87
Estimated Price/Earnings 14.28
Price/Book 1.92
Price/Sales 1.32
Price/Cash Flow 9.25
Gross Buyback Yield 1.22
Net Buyback Yield 0.52

Top Components

Top Components
As of 02/23/2018
1. Microsoft Corp (MSFT UQ) 1.19%
2. Apple Inc (AAPL UQ) 1.15%
3. AT&T Inc (T UN) 1.00%
4. Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM UN) 0.97%
5. Verizon Communications Inc (VZ UN) 0.78%
6. HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA LN) 0.77%
7. BP PLC (BP/ LN) 0.72%
8. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ UN) 0.70%
9. JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM UN) 0.65%
10. Chevron Corp (CVX UN) 0.63%
Subject to change without notice.

Industry Group Breakdown

Industry Group Breakdown
Industry Group
As of 02/23/2018
1. Banks 12.78%
2. Energy 8.61%
3. Capital Goods 7.53%
4. Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology & Life Sciences 6.37%
5. Telecommunication Services 6.24%
6. Food Beverage & Tobacco 6.02%
7. Materials 5.84%
8. Utilities 5.02%
9. Insurance 4.88%
10. Real Estate 4.23%

Country Allocation

Country Allocation
As of 02/23/2018
1. United States 38.40%
2. United Kingdom 8.84%
3. Japan 8.72%
4. France 5.18%
5. Germany 3.85%
6. Australia 3.71%
7. Canada 3.56%
8. Switzerland 3.50%
9. Hong Kong 2.40%
10. China 2.27%

Important Information about Index Performance

Index performance does not represent actual fund or portfolio performance. A fund or portfolio may differ significantly from the securities included in the Index. Index performance assumes reinvestment of dividends, but does not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or other expenses that would be incurred by a portfolio or fund, or brokerage commissions on transactions in Fund shares. Such fees, expenses and commissions could reduce returns. WisdomTree Investments, its affiliates and their independent providers are not liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein.

WisdomTree vs. Comparative Cap-weighted Benchmark Performance

Hypothetical Investment of $10,000

Correlation Matrix of Indexes

Index Volatility


  • The S&P 500 Index is a capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks selected by the Standard & Poor’s Index Committee designed to represent the performance of the leading industries in the United States economy.
  • The MSCI EAFE Index is a market cap-weighted index composed of companies representative of the developed market structure of 21 developed countries in Europe, Australasia and Japan.
  • The MSCI AC World Index measures the performance of the world stock market indexes covered by MSCI.
  • Index Dividend Yield is a measure of the annual dividends of the shares of all Index components divided by the Index value.
  • Price/Book Ratio is a ratio used to compare a stocks market value to its book value.
  • Price/Earnings Ratio is a valuation ratio of a companys current share price compared to its per-share earnings.
  • Estimated Price/Earnings is a valuation ratio of a companys current share price compared to the consensus estimates for per-share earnings over the next 12 months.
  • Price/Cash Flow Ratio is a measure of the markets expectations of a firms future financial health.
  • Price/Sales Ratio is a ratio for valuing a stock relative to its own past performance, other companies or the market itself.
  • Total Return Index Values assume reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, which apply to non-U.S. dividends.
  • Gross Buyback Yield is the amount of a company’s gross share repurchase over the past year to its market capitalization.
  • Net Buyback Yield is the amount of a company’s net share repurchase over the past year to its market capitalization.
  • You cannot invest directly in an index.