The Dividend All-Stars have had some spectacular years, however few examine to the category of 2021. The six A-grade shares had a mixed complete return of 48.1%. You may chalk up a few of these positive factors to the restoration, however the Dividend All-Stars used that tailwind to surge much more. The All-Stars handily beat the iShares Core S&P/TSX Capped Composite Index (XIC) ETF and the S&P/TSX Composite Index, which climbed 33.9% and 34%, respectively. 

Traditionally, the All-Stars frequently outperform the most important dividend-focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and the broader index. It’s value noting that dividends accounted for greater than 6.2 share factors of that return. By comparability, XIC’s dividends added solely 3.5 share factors to that return. 

The sturdy efficiency erases the down 12 months in 2020 and expands the record’s historical past of outperformance. Since its inception, the Dividend All-Stars A-Group has now returned 391.6% versus 154.5% for XIC. Though the excessive focus in insurance coverage shares atop final 12 months’s record had been lower than perfect for traders on the lookout for a diversified portfolio, they might have achieved that by sprinkling in B-listers, which embody financials, media, vitality, mining, utilities and industrials. The MoneySense A and B Group shares mixed have additionally outperformed, with a complete return of 47.1% this 12 months and up 263.3% since 2007. 

Energy Corp. was the top-performing A-graded inventory, with a complete return of 67.9%. That follows an 18.8% return final 12 months. The corporate’s lengthy historical past as a stable dividend payer has it atop our record as soon as once more. 

Here’s a take a look at how the highest shares did final 12 months:

Whole 1-year return (interval ending Oct. 22, 2021)
Manulife Monetary Corp. 39.32%
Sagen MI Canada Inc. 28.14%
iA Monetary Corp Inc. 61.24%
Energy Corp of Canada 67.86%
Nice-West Lifeco Inc. 38.19%
Capital Energy Corp. 53.63%

• Sagen MI Canada Inc. was acquired on April 6, 2021.
• The info for this 12 months’s Dividend All-Stars was adjusted to Nov. 15, 2021. To make sure we captured the true one-year efficiency, the full returns above are from Oct. 22, 2021.  

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