Deep Dive: Why it pays to take a second look at this year’s worst-performing Dividend Aristocrat stocks

There are no safe bets when selecting stocks, but if you’re looking for income, a company’s track record for paying dividends might outweigh concerns over its share price.

A review of the worst-performing Dividend Aristocrat stocks this year illustrates that point.

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index SPDAUDP, +0.37% is made up of the 51 S&P 500 SPX, -0.15% companies that have raised regular dividend payouts for at least 25 years. One way to invest in the entire index is the $3.1 billion ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF NOBL, +0.38% which attempts to mirror the index.

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