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Feb 1, 2024

S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Rebalance: Let’s Welcome the 18 Newest Members

The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats® includes large-, mid-, and small-cap companies in the U.S. that have raised their dividends for at least 20 consecutive years. The index recently concluded its annual reconstitution on Jan. 31, 2024, which brought 18 new members into this accomplished group. Accounting for the three deletions, the index’s total count…

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Feb 1, 2024

S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Rebalance: Fastenal in, Walgreens out

The S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats® seeks to track an elite group of companies that have raised their dividends for a minimum of 25 consecutive years. This index has just concluded its annual reconstitution, which was effective at the market close on Jan. 31, 2024. Fastenal has been added, while Walgreens is out, which keeps the…

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Jan 29, 2024

The S&P Dividend Aristocrats Remain Benchmark Beaters in Pan Asia

While most dividend strategies underperformed their respective benchmarks in 2023, the S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats® impressively outperformed the S&P Pan Asia BMI by approximately 3.50% (see Exhibit 1). Furthermore, despite the outperformance, the S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats’ valuations and dividend yield remained favorable relative to the benchmark (see Exhibits 3 and 4). This…

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Jan 25, 2024

Financial Planning Using Indices: From Taxes to Factors

How are advisors putting SPIVA data and factors to work as they build long-term plans to help clients achieve objectives? Delta Wealth Advisors’ Dino Efthimiou and Niko Finnigan join S&P DJI’s Brent Kopp for a practical look at the importance of tax management and the role of indexing in building a comprehensive plan for clients….

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Jan 10, 2024

The Relative Value of Insights

Many investors use the start of the year to make predictions for the upcoming year and to think about ways to express views on these themes. This undertaking is not guaranteed to add value: predicting the future is incredibly difficult and success requires correctly predicting both the drivers of future performance and the upcoming impact…

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Dec 13, 2023

Looking into the Future of Dividend Growth: The S&P 500 High Dividend Growth Index

As the leading dividend index provider, S&P DJI is constantly looking for new approaches and methodologies to bring novel ideas to the market. Our recently launched S&P 500® High Dividend Growth Index is a prime example of this innovative thinking, as it incorporates a forward-looking assessment into its methodology. This index tracks companies in the…

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Nov 27, 2023

The November 2023 Rebalance of the S&P 500 Low Volatility Index

The S&P 500® continued its strong performance this year after posting a 9.8% gain in a span of less than three weeks from Oct. 30 to Nov. 17, 2023. During this period, the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield dropped approximately 45 bps1 and October’s year-over-year headline CPI inflation cooled to 3.2%.2 As Exhibit 1 shows, since…

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Oct 26, 2023

Investigating the Premium Available to Factor Returns via a Focus on Sustainability

Factor indices aim to provide investors the means to access factor exposure in a cost-effective and transparent way. S&P DJI offers sustainability versions of factor indices that incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores, which allow investors to align their investments with their interests while seeking to improve risk/return dynamics. Launched in 2021, our suite…

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Oct 12, 2023

Can Active Managers Outsmart the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats?

Underperformance of many active managers against their broad market benchmarks has been well documented.1 However, we thought it would be interesting to apply this comparison specifically to the dividend market. In this blog, we will examine how the S&P 500® Dividend Aristocrats® stacks up against actively managed U.S. equity income funds. Recognized as one of…

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Oct 12, 2023

Why Do Dividends Matter?

Income generation may be sought out by a variety of market participants, including those nearing retirement and those seeking a source of passive income. S&P DJI’s Jason Ye takes us inside the Dow Jones U.S. Dividend 100 Index for a look at yield beyond fixed income.

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