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4-Star ETFs Poised to Pop: Vanguard Dividend Appreciation

Brian D. Pacampara
November 11, 2011

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSE: VIG  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Vanguard Dividend Appreciation and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation facts

Inception April 2006
Total Assets $8 billion
Investment Approach Seeks to track the performance of the Dividend Achievers Select Index, which includes U.S. stocks that have a history of increasing dividends for at least 10 consecutive years.
Expense Ratio 0.18%
Dividend Yield 2.1%
1-Year / 3-Year / 5-Year Annual Returns 6.9% / 12.6% / 2.4%
Top Holdings with High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 Stars) and Portfolio Weight McDonald's (NYSE: MCD  ) (4.4%)
Chevron (NYSE: CVX  ) (4.2%)
PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP  ) (4.1%)
Alternatives iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend (NYSE: DVY  )
WisdomTree LargeCap Dividend (NYSE: DLN</