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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…


Aug 8, 2023

Balancing Defense with Growth: The S&P Quality Indices

Thus far this year, about two-thirds of the S&P 500®’s rally has been driven by growth stocks and the so-called “Magnificent Seven” tech stocks. While the quality factor is traditionally viewed as defensive, it has kept pace with the market while many other factor strategies have underperformed (see Exhibit 1). Part of the reason for…


Jun 7, 2023

The S&P GARP Index Series Expands to Include S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Versions

The S&P 500® GARP (Growth at a Reasonable Price) Index was launched in February 2019 to strike a balance between pure growth and pure valuation. Due to its popularity among market participants, this index series has recently been expanded to include the S&P MidCap 400® GARP Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 GARP® Index. The…


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