GARD

Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Guard ETF
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GARD Fund Description

GARD tracks an index of dividend-paying US large-cap stocks that are likely to increase dividends. The fund may also move to a 50/50 long/short portfolio, depending on technical indicators.

GARD Factset Analytics Insight

GARD holds US large-cap stocks with rising dividends. When technical indicators forecast market weakness ahead, the fund cuts its long exposure and shorts stocks that aren't expected to raise dividends. The issuer uses a proprietary model to score the 500 largest US firms on their likelihood of increasing dividends in the next year. Holdings for both the long and short portfolios are selected and weighted by this score, known as the DIVCON dividend health score. The DIVCON score is rules-based, but the metrics are not disclosed. Note that stocks with high DIVCON scores are expected to raise their dividends, but aren't necessarily high dividend payers.GARD has little market risk and return while in its long/short configuration, relying on arbitrage between the long and short portfolios to drive performance. The fund is part of a DIVCON-based suite of ETFs, including siblings LEAD (long only) and DFND (75% long/25% short). It charges a steep fee for the competitive US large-cap space, though it’s not quite as bad as it looks—GARD is required to report short interest expense and dividend payments on its short positions as part of its expense ratio. Unfortunately, the fund hasn’t seen much investor interest and is very difficult to trade.

GARD MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Guard ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 5.84 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

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. Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Guard ETF ranks in the 60th percentile within its peer group and in the 78th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

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PERFORMANCE [as of 12/04/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
GARD 1.24% 8.50% 7.62% 9.18% 7.71% -- --
GARD (NAV) 1.06% 7.95% 8.66% 10.81% 8.08% -- --
MSCI USA Large Cap Index 1.53% 6.60% 26.66% 17.94% 15.22% 11.00% 13.21%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

GARD Summary Data

01/14/16
Open-Ended Fund
1.29%
$14.25M
$23.87K
0.35%

GARD Portfolio Data

$83.61B
20.07
4.60
0.81%
09/25/17
63

GARD Index Data

Proprietary
Proprietary
MSCI USA Large Cap Index

GARD Portfolio Management

1.29%
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GARD Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

GARD Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
No Policy
N/A
N/A
High
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GARD Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 12/05/19
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of GARD. GARD is rated a 4 out of 5.

GARD Tradability

920
$23.87K
601
$17.02K
0.35%
$0.09
-0.02%
0.30% / -0.66%
None
100.00%
25,000
0.02
0.08%
0.01%
0
$25.90
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GARD Sector/Industry Breakdown


GARD
Segment Benchmark
26.37%
9.40%
20.98%
29.12%
16.23%
12.83%
14.71%
14.91%
6.36%
2.09%
5.42%
14.14%
4.83%
7.58%
3.69%
4.58%
1.41%
2.89%

GARD Top 10 Holdings[View All]

CDW Corp. 2.06%
Apple Inc. 2.03%
Phillips 66 1.87%
19.7%

GARD Countries


GARD
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

GARD Regions


GARD
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

GARD Economic Development


GARD
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

GARD Performance Statistics

0.40
0.55
0.36
0.58
0.73%
MSCI USA Large Cap Index

GARD MSCI ESG Ratings

5.84 / 10
78.02
60.45
1.61%
3.95%
101.74

GARD Benchmark Comparison Holdings

63
297
34
15.70%

GARD Benchmark Comparison Summary


GARD
Segment Benchmark
63
297
$83.61B
$289.15B
20.07
22.53
4.60
3.59
1.76%
1.86%
Low
Low

GARD Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


GARD
Segment Benchmark
75.81%
99.86%
24.19%
0.14%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%