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Rebalance S&P 500 will impact Apple and Google

In November 2017, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced changes to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) structure. These changes will be effective for the Indexes after the close of business on September 21, 2018 (the “Rebalance Date”). In particular, the current Telecommunication Services Sector will be broadened and renamed the Communication Services Sector. The Communication…

Defensive dividend aristocrats still out-perform

Also in August the Defensive dividend aristocrats outperformed the NOBL- S&P 500 dividend aristocrats benchmark. Year-to-date the performance is +8.02% versus 5.04% for NOBL. See below the data per month.   Year Month Defensive Aristocrats Return ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Return Defensive Aristocrats Balance ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Balance 2018 1 3.13% 3.59%…