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NOBL: Dividend Aristocrats ETF Review


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This dividend ETF review series aims at evaluating products regarding the relative past performance of their strategies and quality metrics of their current portfolios.

NOBL strategy and portfolio

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Author of Quantitative Risk & Value and three books, I have been investing in systematic strategies since 2010. I have a PhD in computer science, an MSc in software engineering, an MSc in civil engineering and 30 years of professional experience in various sectors. My aim is making simple and efficient quantitative investing techniques available to my followers. Quantitative models can make investment decisions faster, reproducible and emotionless by focusing on relevant information in the middle of market noise. Moreover, models can be refined to meet specific risk tolerance and objectives. 

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Comments (9)

Fred, Great info, thanks!
Please note that DGRO has easily outperformed NOBL for the past five (5) years.
Tumblebug profile picture
Plug in QQQ as comparison to these funds on total return charts www.etfreplay.com/...
@Tumblebug - Nice site.
Thank you!
@Tumblebug Great website! Thank you!
Investor Professor profile picture
You might want to compare to SCHD and DGRO to give a more complete picture.
Fred Piard profile picture
@Investor Professor SCHD and DGRO are good products. We could compare it with dozens of dividend ETFs. I have reviewed a lot of them and DGRW is my preferred one for now (it was VIG until recently, but I don't like ETFs that change underlying indexes). All the best.
By dividend growth, NOBL is better than DGRW over 6 yrs
Fred Piard profile picture
@Ron1634 Thanks for your comment. My preference is based on total return, lower volatility and the quality filters which make DGRW more forward looking. My objective is total return with minimal risk, not income. Both are a good picks anyway. All the best.
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