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Reality Shares DIVCON Leaders Dividend ETF (LEAD) returns 18.05 per cent in first two years


The Reality Shares DIVCON Leaders Dividend ETF (LEAD), which identifies and seeks to invest in likely dividend growers, has earned 18.05 per cent since inception in January 2016.

LEAD utilises Reality Shares’ proprietary dividend health rating system, DIVCON, which analyses seven quantitative factors to determine which stocks are most likely to grow their dividends. Of its portfolio constituents, none have cut their dividends in the entirety of the fund’s existence, and 99 per cent have increased dividends.
“In the current momentum-driven market, long-term investors have appreciated LEAD’s rules-based approach and its reliance on long-term, sustainable equities – rather than momentum stocks that run-up quickly and have the potential to fizzle out just as quickly,” says Eric Ervin, CEO of Reality Shares. “We created LEAD so investors would have an easy way to invest in some of the healthiest and potentially most promising dividend-paying stocks in the S&P 500.”
In 2017, LEAD’s assets under management increased by more than 475 per cent and the fund returned 25.07 per cent, and since inception, LEAD’s holdings have recorded a 5-year median dividend growth of 15.20 per cent, compared to 6.74 per cent for the S&P 500.3.

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