Vanguard Dividend Appreciation focuses on quality franchises that have reliably increased the amount of cash they give back to shareholders over time. The fund’s new index utilizes a very similar approach that plies a near-identical strategy, while offering greater transparency and taking a more measured approach to rebalancing in order to minimize market impact costs. We maintain our Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold for the U.S. share classes and Silver for the Canadian exchange-traded fund.
Will VIG outperform in future?
Get our overall rating based on a fundamental assessment of the pillars below.
The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable VIG’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the VIG management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of VIG’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.