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A Growth-Oriented Foreign Dividend Fund

Daniel Sotiroff (daniel.sotiroff@morningstar.com)

High-quality companies often have a defensive bent, making them a welcome addition to a diversified portfolio. Consistent dividend growth is a good proxy for quality because it demonstrates that the business is healthy and stable, and is run by a shareholder-friendly management team.  Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF VIGI seeks out these stocks outside the United States.