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NOBL: Stick With Dividend Aristocrats As Economic Fears Mount

Published Fri, 26 Jul 2019 12:58:10 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

The ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NOBL) offers a decent dividend yield. But what I like most about this ETF is that it gives investors exposure to some of the highest-quality and most well-established companies out there which have stood the test of time. The Dividend Aristocrats have a rich history of rewarding investors for decades and will likely continue going this way in the future. In the current uncertain economic and geopolitical landscape, this ETF could be exactly what investors need right now.

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The US economy appears to be in great shape. The stock markets are soaring, with the Dow Jones and the S&P-500 posting gains of 16.7% and 19.5% on a year-to-date basis. The unemployment rate is at 50-year lows of 3.6%. The country’s economic growth clocked in at a robust 3.1% in the first quarter and if it continues to expand through July then that could mark the longest streak of continuous growth on record for 121 consecutive months. Yet the economy is facing headwinds and inflation remains well below the 2% rate which the US Federal Reserve believes is healthy. The central bank is preparing to cut interest rates, possibly in this year. The headwinds primarily relate to slowing global economic growth and the trade war between the US and China. The two factors have also stoked recession fears among US businesses.
With declining interest rates and economic headwinds, this might be a good time to consider dividend... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ISHARES DOW JONES SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX FUND 103.22   0.0 0.00 3.37 3.31
SPDR S&P DIVIDEND ETF 103.80   0.0 0.00 2.42 2.36
VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF 120.84   0.0 0.00 0.00 1.58

ISHARES DOW JONES SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX FUND - DVY
ISHARES DOW JONES SELECT DIVIDEND INDEX FUND - DVY  


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