1) THE POWER OF Dividend Indices > In markets where bond yields remain low by historical standards, income sensitive investors find themselves hitting a brick wall. For those seeking longer-term income stability, rediscovering the power of equity-based dividend strategies may break down the barrier to income stability.
2) Why Dividends Matter Sustainable dividend income has played an important part in total equity returns. Since 1926, dividends have contributed approximately one-third of total equity returns (as measured by the S&P 500®). Over an even longer horizon (from 1802 to 2002), 5.0% of the 7.9% annualized equity returns generated, can be accredited to dividend income.1 In this post-financial crisis world, equity-based dividend strategies offer: 1 An attractive source of higher yield when compared to traditional fixed income yields 2 Upside potential when equity markets experience upward trends 3 Inflation protection (historically dividend growth has surpassed the rate of inflation) 4 Favorable tax treatment in many geographies Since all equity dividend strategies are not created equal, there’s more to achieving current income or stable income growth than meets the eye. To address the need for high yield and stable payouts, we offer a suite of dividend strategy indices that serve as a barometer for meeting diversification, income stability and tradeability requirements. Source: (1) Dividends and Three Dwarfs, Robert D. Arnott, (Mar/Apr 2003). Financial Analysts Journal. 1 Why Select our Dividend Indices? The Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index, launched in 2003, pioneered the category of dividend indexing. Today, we continue to be a leader in dividend indexing, developing indices that are suitable for a variety of investment approaches across global markets with the addition of the S&P Dividend Opportunities and S&P Dividend Aristocrats® families. Our family of dividend strategy indices allows investors to stay the course by providing a suite of benchmarks that measure the performance of yield-based investment strategies that are designed to address varying needs for high yield or stable payouts: > S&P DIVIDEND OPPORTUNITIES Optimized absolute dividend yield > S&P DIVIDEND ARISTOCRATS Dividend payouts that grow year-on-year > DOW JONES SELECT DIVIDENDS A balance between dividend growth momentum and current yield
3) A Bird’s Eye View of Our Dividend Indices Platform S&P Dow Jones Dividend Indices S&P Dividend S&P Dividend Opportunities Opportunities > Serves as a benchmark for global income seeking investors > Laser sharp focus on absolute high yield > Each company in the index must demonstrate three years of positive earnings growth and profitability over the past 12 months > Coverage: Global, International, Europe, Pan Asia, Emerging Markets, China A share, Australia, Japan S&P Dividend S&P Dividend Aristocrats Aristocrats Dow Jones Dow Jones Select Dividend Select Dividend > Measures the performance of dividend paying companies across the globe > epresents the R performance of the highest yielding securities in a given country > table dividend growth S is the main objective > alances the trade-off B between near-term high yield and dividend sustainability > ompanies in the index C must follow a managed dividends policy of consistently increasing dividends annually > Coverage: Global, International, U.S., Europe, Pan Asia, Canada > ach company in the E index has been selected for its fundamental strength relative to peers > Coverage: Global, International, Asia Pacific, Emerging Markets, Shariah-compliant
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