ISOLATED DIVIDEND GROWTH
DIVY is designed to isolate the dividends of large-cap companies from their stock price, and seeks to deliver the dividend growth of the underlying index constituents, not stock price. The following graphs show how isolated dividend growth can differ from the price returns of large-cap indexes, as illustrated here by the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100. The indicated dividend represents the market cap-weighted aggregate dividends paid by the index constituents divided by the number of shares outstanding for the index. Price return represents the growth of the market price of the index.
January 2, 2004, through December 31, 2014. Source: Bloomberg, Compustat, Reality Shares Research Past performance does not guarantee future results. Dividend growth figures are not representative of Fund performance. Unlike more traditional dividend ETFs, the Fund does not seek returns based on appreciation in the stock market price of equity securities, return dividend income, or invest in dividend paying stocks. The Fund does not invest in equity securities. The indexes shown are represented by equity securities, whereas the Fund invests in a series of dividend swap contracts.