An Effective ETF Avenue For Dividend Consistency

In a sign that plenty of VIG’s 180 holdings have dividend increase well in excess of 10 years, some of the fund’s marquee holdings, including Dow components Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), are dividend aristocrats. Dividend aristocrats are those S&P 500 members that have increased dividends for at least 25 consecutive years.

Including dividends paid, VIG has trailed the S&P 500 over the past three years as the dividend ETF is up 29.2% over that period compared to a 40% gain for the benchmark U.S. equity index.

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF