Both NOBL and VIG are ETFs. These ETFs hold a basket of stocks that regularly increase their dividends annually. VIG has a higher 5 year return than NOBL (9.41% vs 5%). VIG has a lower expense ratio than NOBL (0.06% vs 0.35%).

SegmentEquity: U.S. – Large Cap
Equity: U.S. – Total Market
Net Assets$5.07 billion$44.5 billion
Expense Ratio0.35%0.06%
Dividend Yield2.47%2.2%
Underlying IndexS&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats IndexNASDAQ US Dividend Achievers Select Index
Number of Stocks57182
Inception Date10/8/20134/21/2006

Which Dividend Growth ETF Should You Choose?

VIG has the better long term performance plus the fund is cheaper. The only reason to choose NOBL over VIG is if you want to exclusively own dividend artistrocrats. NOBL is more selective since it only includes companies that have increased their dividend for at least 25 years.

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Tarik Pierce is the founder of and regularly contributes articles to this website. He studied Economics at Dartmouth College and invests in a mix of dividend stocks, high CAGR tech stocks & cryptocurrencies.

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