About VIG ETF
ETF Name: Vanguard Dividend ETF (VIG)
Sector: VIG has invested in Industrials (28%), Consumer Non-Cyclical (18%), Healthcare (13%), Technology (13%), Consumer Cyclical (11%).
Geography: VIG has invested 98% of its assets in the United States, and just 2% in Ireland.
Fund Manager Name: Vanguard
ETF Description: VIG is one of the most popular ETFs in the US total-market segment by assets and liquidity. The fund selects firms that have increased their dividend payments for the past 10 years. This produces a portfolio that typically carries moderately higher yield than the benchmark.
What ETFdb says about it: Investors with a longer-term horizon should consider the importance of large cap value stocks and the benefits they can add to any well-balanced portfolio including dividends and rock solid stability
Why is that Kristal there: A complete pool of 2100+ ETFs are screened on various qualitative and quantitative parameters to evaluate efficiency, tradability and fit. The metrics used were alpha, beta and R-Squared with respect to the segment benchmark and ETF specific metrics such as expense ratio, drawdown, volatility and the overall rating. We evaluate all ETFs and assign a composite score based on our analysis and then select the top ones in a category based on that comprehensive score by the inhouse research / quant analysts team. VIG does not have the lowest fee, but excellent liquidity reduces overall costs. The ETF has a large AUM and long track record as well. The strategy is rebalanced on a quarterly basis with the rebalancing mechanism being determined by an algorithm that takes into account the overall performance of the strategy so far.
Fund Manager Description: Founded in 1975, Vanguard is the second largest asset manager in the world managing $5.1T. It is the largest provider of mutual funds and the second-largest provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the world after BlackRock iShares.
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