SPDR S&P Dividend Performance
Historical performance is a good guide for the future, but it is imperfect. Pay attention to a company's history, but be realistic about what you can project into the future.
SDY Total Returns Comparison
Here are SPDR S&P Dividend's total returns compared to the market and some of its peers. High historical total returns are excellent - especially if you held the stock at the time - but returns can change direction quickly. To predict future performance, looking at the business is more important than looking at historic returns.
|1 month returns||YTD returns||1 year returns||3 year returns|
|SPDR S&P Dividend||3.02%||18.43%||27.59%||57.82%|
|S&P 500 Total Return||4.73%||16.67%||27.77%||63.90%|
|Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF||4.21%||15.60%||22.37%||49.91%|
|iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index||1.78%||14.89%||19.41%||50.83%|
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