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…

Dividend Aristocrats List 2017

The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of 51 S&P 500 stocks with 25+ years of consecutive dividend increases.These 51 are large, US companies that have historically provided (slightly) better performance and (slightly) lower volatility than the S&P 500 as a whole. In 2017, the following stocks were added to the Dividend Aristocrats Index: General…