SMDV shows a 1.78% 12-month yield and REGL has a 1.65% 12-month yield.

In recent years, these companies that have consistently grew their dividends year-over-year have outperformed those that have not. On top of the dividend growth strategy’s attractive performance record, small- and mid-caps have been leading the recent market rebound. Year-to-date, REGL increased 12.2% and SMDV rose 8.9%, whereas the S&P 500 gained 1.1%.

ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF

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