Calm Man wrote:A quick question, really a reality check. For some reason, maybe currency fluctuations or something, Vanguard doesn't list SEC yields on the website for funds like TISM or Total World. I was able to find somewhere that for 2012, the dividend yield (not total return) for TISM Admiral was 3.11%. This compares to TSM of 2.13%. For people who have held both funds, is it your experience that TISM really yields this much more (a full 1%) than TSM? (About 70% of TISM is qualified, so even paying extra taxes on the non-qualified amount is certainly outweighed by the much higher yield plus foreign tax credit, if this difference in yield is real.) Total World appears to be about halfway in between TSM and TISM in terms of yield and QDI, which should be expected I guess. Thank you.
Vanguard doesn't list an SEC yield, but the Vanguard Financial Advisors website, which you can reach from vanguard.com, lists a dividend yield of 3.11% for the ETF version. Don't know if this is exactly spot-on or not, but it's definitely higher than TSM in my experience.