QDFFlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund
QDF Fund Description
The FlexShares Quality Dividend fund tracks an index of companies deemed to have secure dividends that matches the beta of the Northern Trust 1250.
QDF Factset Analytics Insight
QDF targets neutral market risk with a higher dividend yield using a multifactor model, aiming for high yield from 'quality' dividend payers. It doesn't look for firms that are simply paying the greatest dividends, but attempts to find the firms whose dividends are durable and unlikely to be cut in the future. To select its constituents, the index provider created a proprietary scoring model that determines a "quality factor" for each firm. The result of this process is not a radically different portfolio from the market, with the exception of a slight bias toward defensive sectors and midcaps. QDF trades in decent volume with small spreads, and underlying liquidity is ample for larger investors. QDF charges a reasonable fee for its niche exposure, and tracking is solid.
QDF MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of June 19, 2018 the FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.95 out of 10.
The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. QDF ranks in the 31st percentile within its peer group and in the 30th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.
QDF CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE
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QDF Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of QDF. QDF is rated a 5 out of 5.
QDF Sector/Industry Breakdown
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