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The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index tracks the S&P 500 dividend payers that have increased dividends every year for at least 25 years. Since its inception in 1989, the Index regularly outperformed the S&P 500, achieving significantly higher average returns. While there’s no official ETF tied to the Dividends Aristocrats, ETFs like the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF attempt to match the criteria and performance of the Index, making such ETFs reliable, long-term dividend investments.

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February 2014

The Inaugural Dividend Sonar Report

By - February 24, 2014

Ticker Name Market Cap (Billions) Dividend Declaration Date Previous Dividend Last Dividend Dividend Payout Change Dividend Yield FFG FBL Financial Group Inc-Cl A $1.0 02/20/2014 $0.15 $0.35 133% 3.5% ARII American Railcar Industries $1.2 02/19/2014 $0.25 $0.4 60% 2.8% MYE…

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Imminent Dividend Raise at This Auto Parts Distributor

By - February 12, 2014

Imagine being in the market to buy a used car. You scan the car dealership lot and there are two choices that catch your eye… One is a sleek coupe with fancy rims and a loud exhaust. It looks and…

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If Adam Smith Were Alive, He’d Be a Dividend Investor

By - February 10, 2014

You likely associate the year 1776 with the birth of our nation. Yet it’s also the year that Adam Smith, who is considered by many to be the father of modern economics, published An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes…

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The Dividend ETF Arms Race Gets Serious

By - February 6, 2014

As I mentioned on Monday, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have experienced an explosion in popularity. According to ETFdb, there are 70 dividend-focused ETFs (excluding leveraged and inverse funds), with even more offerings on the way. So it’s clear that the ETF…

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