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High yield investing is all the rage at the moment. And it’s not that we don’t care about yield… we do. But we believe that investing in quality companies may be more important than reaching for a high yield. That’s how our SmartETFs Dividend Builder ETF (DIVS) has performed so well. 

DIVS Morningstar Ratings™
As of 4/30/2024
Category: Global Large-Stock Blend
Overall
5
(338 funds)
3-Year
5
(338 funds)
5-Year
5
(301 funds)
10-Year
5
(203 funds)

DIVS Fund Performance 

Quarterly Performance as of 12/31/2023

We understand the desire for a high yield. We also understand that there can be a price for reaching for a high yield and that investing in quality companies may be more important in the long term. And, for that matter, the short-term.

This focus on quality companies helps explain the performance of DIVS, the SmartETFs Dividend Builder. You can see from the adjacent table that DIVS is rated Five Star by Morningstar. Morningstar uses risk adjusted returns to determine their star ratings. And while terms like “risk adjusted” sound rather pedestrian compared to the more sexy “high yield,” we prefer the boring approach. We like to think it is the smarter approach.

We encourage you to compare DIVS to your favorite dividend funds. We accept that DIVS will not be the highest yielding dividend fund in your comparison. But we think you’ll find the absolute and risk adjusted performance of DIVS compares favorably. Our up-to-date performance data can be found in the adjacent table.

DIVS trades on the NYSE. If you agree that the DIVS quality approach is a better fit for you, well, you know what to do. More information is available at the adjacent links.

To continue your research, you can: 

  • Download a fact sheet
  • Read the Summary Prospectus
  • Read the most recent Fund Update

 

If you have additional questions or wish for more personal help, please email us at [email protected].

As of Quarter End 3/31/2024
YTD
1 Yr
3 Yr
5 Yr
10 Yr
Since Inception
Fund NAV
5.92%
16.10%
9.78%
11.83%
9.26%
10.60%
Market Price
5.86%
16.00%
9.67%
11.89%
9.29%
10.63%
Index
8.88%
25.11%
8.60%
12.06%
9.39%
10.36%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Performance data for the most recent month-end is available above.

The SmartETFs Dividend Builder ETF acquired the assets and liabilities of the predecessor mutual fund, the Guinness Atkinson Dividend Builder Fund, on March 26, 2021. As a result of the transaction, the Fund adopted the accounting and performance history of its predecessor mutual fund. Performance results shown prior to March 26, 2021, reflect the performance of the predecessor mutual fund. The Market Price returns shown prior to March 26, 2021 reflects the predecessor mutual fund’s NAV.

The fund Benchmark Index is the MSCI World Index.

The Adviser has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or pay ETF expenses (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, interest, taxes, dividends on short positions and extraordinary expenses) in order to limit the Fund’s total annual operating expenses to 0.65% through June 30, 2026. This contractual arrangement may be terminated by the Board of the Fund at any time without penalty upon 60 days’ notice.

Fund Facts
Symbol
DIVS
Primary Exchange
NYSE
CUSIP
402031 835
Annual Operating Expense1
0.65% (net)
1.09% (gross)
Inception Date
3/30/2012
Benchmark
MSCI World NR
30 Day SEC Yield2
  as of 4/30/2024
Subsidized 1.20
Unsubsidized 0.81
NAV Share *
28.02
Market Price *
27.98
Premium (Discount) *
-0.16%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread *
0.15%

Morningstar Ratings™ Disclosure

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating,” is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

MSCI World Index is a broad global equity index that represents large and mid-cap equity performance across 23 developed markets countries. It covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country and MSCI world index does not offer exposure to emerging markets.

30 Day SEC Yield is based on the most recent 30-day period covered by the fund’s filings with the SEC. The yield figure reflects the dividends and interest earned during the period after the deduction of the fund’s expenses. 

NAV Share is the net value of an investment fund’s assets less its liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. 

Market Price is the most recent price at which the fund was traded.

Premium / Discount  results when the market price of an ETF surpasses or falls below its NAV. A premium arises when the market price exceeds the NAV, while a discount occurs when the price is below the NAV.

Bid / Ask Spread is the amount by which the ask price exceeds the bid price for an asset in the market. 

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