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ProShares S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats ETF: Overvalued Today, But A Great Long-Term Choice


  • The S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats have a minimum of 15 years of consecutive dividend growth.
  • REGL tracks this exclusive group that has outperformed its peers in the last 10 years.
  • The ETF may be considered low-volatility by some, but this article will explain why that's not always a good thing.
  • Investors can do well with REGL as a set-it-and-forget-it ETF, but they will miss out on even bigger returns if they are too passive.

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Investment Thesis

We're all familiar with the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats - an exclusive group of U.S. large-cap stocks that have raised their dividends for a minimum of 25 consecutive years. While the large caps have lagged the

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Comments (2)

SleepyInSeattle profile picture
I have looked at this fund several times and never pulled the trigger. Now its components are overpriced.
The Sunday Investor profile picture
@SleepyInSeattle I agree, now doesn't seem like the best time. But the track record is overall pretty good, just need to be careful with it. Not one you'd want to "set it and forget it", in my opinion.

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