PHILADELPHIA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--RevenueShares has expanded its family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with the launch of the RevenueShares Ultra Dividend Fund (RDIV), which provides exposure to the 60 highest yielding dividend stocks in the S&P 900.
“Research from VTL Associates, our parent company, found that a revenue-weighted dividend index may both offer a higher yield and potentially outperform the S&P 500 Index over time.”
As the first revenue-weighted dividend ETF, RDIV is positioned to potentially capture the capital appreciation benefits of revenue-producing companies while operating with a goal of providing income-focused investors the yield they seek.
RDIV tracks an index (the RevenueShares Ultra Dividend Index™) that yields 4.92%, as of September 30, 2013.
The index is weighted by top-line company revenue to emphasize constituents with high current yields that can be expected to drive price appreciation and dividend growth. RDIV is diversified among growth and income-oriented market sectors, as well as among large- and mid-cap companies.
“Dividends have been a reliable source of income in today’s low interest rate environment. The RevenueShares Ultra Dividend Fund strives to invest in the highest yielding stocks with weighting preference given to the strongest revenue producers,” says Vince Lowry, CEO of RevenueShares. “Research from VTL Associates, our parent company, found that a revenue-weighted dividend index may both offer a higher yield and potentially outperform the S&P 500 Index over time.”
The S&P 900 index, which combines the constituent stocks of the S&P 500 and S&P 400, serves as RDIV’s benchmark index. The RevenueShares Ultra Dividend Index includes the 60 highest dividend yielding constituents of the S&P 900 index based on average quarterly yield over the previous 12 months. These holdings are then weighted by company revenue.
The RevenueShares Ultra Dividend Index, which is rebalanced quarterly and reconstituted yearly, is maintained by Standard & Poor’s.
The investment adviser for RDIV is VTL Associates. Index Management Solutions serves as sub-adviser to the fund.
For more information on RDIV including fund holdings, yield and sector weightings, please visit www.revenueshares.com.
Launched in 2008, RevenueShares provides fundamental index driven exchange-traded funds to the institutional and retail investor. By employing a patent pending investment methodology of weighting a known index (such as the S&P 500) by company revenue instead of market capitalization, investors are better positioned to receive higher long term returns.
For more information, please visit www.RevenueShares.com
The firm’s current ETF lineup includes:
- RevenueShares Large Cap Fund: RWL
- RevenueShares Mid Cap Fund: RWK
- RevenueShares Small Cap Fund: RWJ
- RevenueShares Financials Sector Fund: RWW
- RevenueShares ADR Fund: RTR
- RevenueShares Navellier Overall A-100 Fund: RWV
RevenueShares ETFs are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC.
The Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other important information about the Fund, and may be obtained by calling 888-854-8181 or visiting www.revenueshares.com. Read the prospectus and summary prospectuses carefully before investing.
An investment in the Funds is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. Fund returns may not match the return of their respective Index. The alternative weighting approach employed by the Fund (i.e., using revenues as a weighting measure), while designed to enhance potential returns, may not produce the desired results. The risks associated with each specific fund are detailed in the prospectus and could include factors such as increased volatility, small and mid cap stocks, concentration, non-diversification, financials sector risk, ADR risk, currency exchange risk, foreign market risk, growth style investing risk, portfolio turnover risk, and/ or special risks of exchange-traded funds.
S&P 900 index - is a broad market portfolio representing the large and mid cap companies of the U.S. equity market.
An investor cannot invest directly in an index.
The RevenueShares Ultra Dividend Index™ is constructed by calculating the average of the 1-year trailing dividend yields for the current quarter and each of the past three quarters for each constituent security of the S&P 900® Index, RevenueShares Ultra Dividend Fund’s Benchmark Index, excluding securities that have issued a special dividend over that time period. Dividend yield is calculated using a stock’s dividend divided by its price. This universe of securities is narrowed through a quantitative screen to select the top 60 securities with the highest average dividend yields. These 60 securities are then re-weighted according to the revenue earned by the companies, subject to certain asset diversification requirements and a maximum 5% per company weighting.