Recession-Proof Dividend Aristocrats

Higher total returns with lower volatility are typical characteristics of the Dividend Aristocrats. The Dividend Aristocrats, have historically shown smaller draw-downs during recessions versus the S&P 500. For example in 2008 the Dividend Aristocrats Index declined 21.9%, compared to the S&P 500 declined of 37%. So outperforming the S&P 500 by 15 percentage points. Dividend…