“While the S&P 500 declined more than 9% during the two-month period from October 1, 2018 through November 23, 2018, dividend growth strategies fared far better,” according to ProShares. “And that wasn’t limited to the domestic large-cap stock universe. It applied to mid-cap and small-cap stocks as well.”

REGL’s underlying index outperformed the S&P MidCap 400 by more than 700 basis points from October 1 through November 23.

Small-cap stocks are officially in a bear market, but the ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF (BATS: SMDV) is trouncing the Russell 2000 Index. SMDV’s components must have dividend increase streaks of at least a decade. From October 1 through November 23, SMDV’s index beat the Russelll 2000 Index by nearly 1,100 basis points, according to ProShares data.

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