Both VIG and DGRO are ETFs. VIG has a lower 5-year return than DGRO (10.97% vs 11.05%). VIG has a lower expense ratio than DGRO (0.06% vs 0.08%). Below is the comparison between VIG and DGRO.

Segment Equity: U.S. - Total Market Equity: U.S. - Total Market
Issuer BlackRock Vanguard
Net Assets $7.91B $36.75B
Expense Ratio 0.08% 0.06%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Dividend Yield 2.25% 1.75%
Underlying Index Morningstar U.S. Dividend Growth Index NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers Select Index
YTD Return 16.55% 21.97%
1-Year Return 5.65% 10.38%
3-Year Return 13.44% 13.88%
5-Year Return 11.05% 10.97%
10-Year Return N/A 12.96%

VIG description

The Fund seeks to track the performance of the Dividend Achievers Select Index that measures the investment return of common stocks of companies that have a record of increasing dividends over time.

VIG returns

YTD Return 21.97%
1-Month Return 0.59%
3-Month Return 9.65%
1-Year Return 10.38%
3-Year Return 13.88%
5-Year Return 10.97%
10-Year Return 12.96%
VIG expense ratio is 0.06%.

VIG holdings

Top 10 Holdings (34.91% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 4.47%
Visa Inc Class A V 4.38%
Walmart Inc WMT 4.17%
Procter & Gamble Co PG 4.16%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 3.81%
Comcast Corp Class A CMCSA 3.54%
McDonald's Corp MCD 2.95%
Abbott Laboratories ABT 2.74%
Medtronic PLC MDT 2.42%
Union Pacific Corp UNP 2.27%

DGRO description

The Fund seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities with a history of consistently growing dividends. The Underlying Index may include large-, mid- or small-capitalization companies, and components primarily include consumer staples, industrials and information technology companies.

DGRO returns

YTD Return 16.55%
1-Month Return -1.37%
3-Month Return 6.99%
1-Year Return 5.65%
3-Year Return 13.44%
5-Year Return 11.05%
10-Year Return N/A
DGRO expense ratio is 0.08%.

DGRO holdings

Top 10 Holdings (26.22% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Apple Inc AAPL 3.18%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 3.01%
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 2.96%
Chevron Corp CVX 2.81%
Verizon Communications Inc VZ 2.67%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2.55%
Procter & Gamble Co PG 2.44%
Wells Fargo & Co WFC 2.41%
Pfizer Inc PFE 2.19%
The Home Depot Inc HD 2%
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