|Bid||103.12 x 400|
|Ask||103.13 x 300|
|Day's Range||103.07 - 103.85|
|52 Week Range||88.73 - 108.99|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.08%|
The Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSEArca: VIG) is the largest dividend exchange traded fund trading in the U.S. In addition to its low fee, one of the lowest among U.S. dividend ETFs, investors ...
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The comparable operational sales growth reported by Abbott’s Nutrition segment in 4Q17 came in at ~2%. International sales performance has seen an improvement in 4Q17. With the new food safety regulations in effect from January 1, 2018, Abbott appears to be prepared for the transition and expects to see a minimal impact of these changes on its performance.
The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates three times last year and more rate increases are expected this year. Still, 10-year Treasuries yield less than 2.7%, underscoring a nearly four-decade downtrend in U.S. borrowing costs. For its part, the S&P 500 yields an anemic 1.8%.
Vanguard continues to set the bar as far as low-cost mutual funds and ETFs. Low-cost is almost synonymous with its brand. When it comes to retirement, Vanguard ETF choices hold even more sway over investors, as they should.
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