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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%…

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Dividend aristocrats changes

The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of currently (2019) 57 S&P 500 stocks with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases.These dividend paying stocks are large, US companies that have historically provided (slightly) better performance and (slightly) lower volatility than the S&P 500 as a whole. S&P applies the following criteria to construct the Dividend…

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Dividend Aristocrats 2018

Updated May 30th, 2018 The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of currently 53 S&P 500 stocks with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases.These 53 are large, US companies that have historically provided (slightly) better performance and (slightly) lower volatility than the S&P 500 as a whole. S&P 500 applies the following criteria to construct…