Saturday, April 04, 2009

Dividend Aristocrats Mostly Underperforming Year To Date

Standard & Poor's Dividend Aristocrats are underperforming the broader U.S. domestic indexes. on a year to date basis. Through April 4th, the Aristocrats have generated a return of -7.20% compared to the S&P 500 Index return of -6.70% and the Nasdaq Index return of +2.80%. The Aristocrats have managed to outperform the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index that has returned -8.60% so far this year. Although financials are the worst perming sector in the S&P 500 Index year to date, only four of the bottom ten performers are financial stocks.

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