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May 16, 2024

Exploring the Characteristics of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index

Indices that not only track the broad equities market, but also offer the potential for enhanced dividends may appeal to those searching for income within the equity asset class. In this blog, we investigate what the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index has historically brought to the table, including high dividend income, superior risk-adjusted performance…

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May 2, 2024

Current Discounted Valuations & Historical Downside Protection: The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index

In our last blog, we highlighted the superior long-term performance of the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats® versus the S&P Composite 1500®, as well as compared to long-term Treasury bonds and the CPI. In this blog, we will shift our focus to examine the current discounted valuations and enhanced dividend yields of the S&P High…

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Apr 29, 2024

How Are Some Dividend Growers Outpacing Inflation and the Benchmark?

With the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield hovering around 4.5%, investors may be able to find attractive yields without taking on too much risk. The challenge, however, is maintaining purchasing power relative to inflation (USD 1,000 in December 1999 was only worth USD 538 as of March 2024). For those seeking income and total returns that…

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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 9, 2024

Getting to Know the SPIVA After-Tax Scorecard

What do the SPIVA Scorecard results look like once you factor in taxes? Join S&P DJI’s Anu Ganti and Joseph Nelesen for a deep dive into key findings from the inaugural SPIVA After-Tax Scorecard.

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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 29, 2023

What Do Insurance Companies Need to Know About SPIVA?

How and when are insurers implementing index-based strategies as they seek liquidity, diversification, and risk mitigation? S&P DJI’s Raghu Ramachandran and Anu Ganti join BlackRock’s Andrew Masalin to discuss what’s driving passive outperformance and the use of ETFs by insurers through the lens of SPIVA.

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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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