NOBL only selects companies from the S&P 500 that have increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. Holdings are equal-weighted, with sector weights capped at 30%. NOBLs methodology causes it to overweight traditional dividend-paying sectors. With a concentrated portfolio of at least 40 names, the fund might skew away from market-like exposure. Its methodology substantially limits NOBL's selection universe, and the fund has a pronounced midcap tilt. However, the fund may be less sensitive to market movements than other vanilla funds in the segment. The index is reconstituted annually and rebalanced quarterly.