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ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs – Re-balance Update

 ALPS  The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs exchange traded fund (NYSE: SDOG – $41.84) continues to re-balance its portfolio in order to mirror the underlying rules of the index, which is intended to give investors a means of tracking the overall performance of the highest dividend paying stocks in the S&P 500 on an equally weighted sector-by-sector basis. The share price of the fund has increased over 14% during the past twelve months and the dividend distribution has added another 3.2% to the annual return. Of the fifty stocks comprising the portfolio, the top ten positions total about 23% of the mix. I continue to like SDOG for its diversity and exposure to large cap value stocks with healthy dividends, especially in the technology, consumer discretionary, healthcare and industrial sectors of the economy. As of today, the allocation for the fund looks like this:



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