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Dissecting Vanguard's New Dividend Indexes

A pair of popular Vanguard dividend funds are getting new indexes, but their approach remains the same.

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Vanguard recently announced that Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index (VIG) and Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation Index (VIGI) will change their benchmarks in the third quarter of 2021. Both funds will be replacing their current Nasdaq Dividend Achievers Select indexes with newly launched S&P Dividend Growers indexes. While these indexes are new, the funds’ approach will remain largely the same. Here, we will compare the funds’ new indexes with their current ones and discuss the implications for their Morningstar Analyst Ratings.

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Lan Anh Tran has a position in the following securities mentioned above: DIS. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.