One reason an investor maintains the foundation of their equity portfolio in high quality companies is to successfully weather market declines like today. The Dividend Aristocrats portfolio out performed the major U.S equity market indices. After today's results, the Aristocrats are now outperforming the DJIA, S&P 500 Index and the NASDQ Index. On a year to date basis, the previously noted indices have negative year to date returns. The Aristocrats have generated a positive return of .30%.
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