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Meanwhile, Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) holds companies that have raised their dividends for ten or more years, which has skewed the portfolio toward different sectors than DVY or SDOG. Industrials (27% of assets), Consumer Staples (17%), Health Care (16%) and Information Technology (13%) were well represented. In the fourth quarter, VIG added $2.1 billion to its coffers.

As investors appropriately look more closely at dividend strategies in the first quarter of 2019, we encourage them to look inside to ensure they have a portfolio that fits with the exposure they want.

Todd Rosenbluth is Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA.

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This article was originally was published on MarketScope Advisor on January 7. Visit to gain access.