Thread: An Income Fund That Rewards the Patient Investors

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    Default An Income Fund That Rewards the Patient Investors

    This weeks exchange-traded fund, the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG), focuses on a strategy based neither on value nor growth investing. Instead, VIG selects U.S. companies that have appreciating dividend yields, as its name implies.
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    Dividends not only provide a steady stream of income, they also reduces a portfolios risk profile. This his helped VIG avoid some of the markets weakness from time to time. For example, during the 2008 crisis, the fund decreased by a little over 30 while the S&P 500 shed over 37.
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    VIG is one of the most popular ETFSs in the U.S. market, managing $24.55 billion in total assets, and has an average daily trading volume of $51.89 million. VIG is fully invested and employs a passively managed, full-replication strategy that focuses on large equities, with the philosophy that income-producing equities will outperform other types of equities over the long term.
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    Top five holdings are Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), 4.38; Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), 4.18; PepsiCo Inc. (PEP), 4.07; 3M Co (MMM), 3.32; and Medtronic PLC (MDT), 3.19.

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