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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.

July 2014

The Dividend Aristocrats’ Fall From Grace

By - July 25, 2014

With the S&P 500 continuing to hit all-time highs, many Dividend Aristocrats aren’t even close to breaking out. Here’s why.

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Avoid This Expensive Consumer Staple Stock

By - July 22, 2014

This popular blue chip yields a solid 3.2% and has raised its dividend for 58 consecutive years… so what’s not to like?

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