It only takes a little bit of investing knowledge and common sense to know if some ASX exchange-traded funds (ETFs) pay out dividend distribution.

For example, it would be a pretty safe bet that the Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield ETF (ASX: VHY) or the iShares S&P/ASX Dividend Opportunities ETF (ASX: IHD) are dividend payers by virtue of their names alone.

And most investors know that many, if not most, ASX shares are dividend payers, so it would also be a relatively safe assumption that an ASX-based index fund like the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (ASX: VAS) would also dole out periodic income to its investors.

But let’s talk about some ASX ETFs that might not be such prominent dividend payers but still give their investors plenty of income.

BetaShares Nasdaq 100 ETF (ASX: NDQ)

This ETF from BetaShares is an index fund that tracks America’s NASDAQ-100 Index (NASDAQ: NDX). This index comprises the 100 largest companies that list on the NASDAQ exchange, excluding financial shares. The NASDAQ is known for housing most of the US tech shares. So you’ll find the likes of Apple, Alphabet, Tesla and Amazon dominating this ETF.

Many US tech shares, including Apple and Microsoft, pay dividends. As such, so too does this ETF. Over the past 12 months, this ETF has given its unit holders a total of $2.04 per unit of dividend distribution income. That gives this ETF an impressive trailing yield of 7.7%.

BetaShares Global Cybersecurity ETF (ASX: HACK)

Another ETF from provider BetaShares, this one covers a specific sector in cybersecurity. Its portfolio is dominated by US shares. But there are companies from Israel, India, France and Japan in there too. Some of the fund’s top holdings include Okta, Broadcom, Fortinet and Cisco Systems.

Just like with our last ETF, this fund also houses dividend payers, which include Cisco and Broadcom. Its last dividend distribution came to 68 cents per unit, which gives this fund a trailing yield of 8.74% on current prices.


Last but not least, we have another tech-focused ETF from provider Global X. This ETF is a relatively concentrated one, holding just 10 shares in its portfolio. These include the FANG stocks that give the fund its name: Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook), Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet (owner of Google).

But you’ll also get Snowflake, Microsoft, Tesla, NVIDIA and AMD (the ‘+’). This ETF’s last distribution was the 68.64 cents per share payment from July last year. That gives the Global X FANG+ ETF a trailing yield of 5.58% on current pricing.