Three of the major U.S. domestic indexes (Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 Index & Nasdaq Composite Index) had a positive return for the month of August. However, the S&P's Dividend Aristocrats did outperform the three aforementioned benchmarks in August and YTD through August 29, 2008.
- Nasdaq (YTD)= -10.70%
- S&P 500 Index (YTD) = -12.60%
- Dow Jones Industrial Average (YTD) = -13.00%
- Dividend Aristocrats (YTD) = -4.70%
Detail on the performance of the aristocrats is contained in the below spreadsheet. A full copy of the spreadsheet can be accessed by clicking this link.