DLN delivers its portfolio by picking the 300 largest companies in the US dividend-paying market. It draws its selection universe from an index which only includes companies that regularly pay dividends. In addition, the fund compares a company's cash dividends with the total amount of dividends paid by all the companies within its index, and weights them according to their slice of the overall dividend pie. While DLNs portfolio looks a lot like other large-cap funds, it delivers a significantly higher dividend yield. The index is reconstituted and rebalanced annually.