The reality of dividend growth investing

Accessing the future of dividend growth

Investing in stocks likely to grow their dividends—dividend growth investing—can be a powerful tool for long-term investing. Dividends account for nearly 43% of overall S&P 500 market return since 1930¹ and over 75% of S&P 500 total return during lower growth periods, including the 1940’s and 1970’s². Investment advisors looking for a new and unique approach to dividend investing can benefit from The Reality of Dividend Growth Investing white paper. From the firm exclusively focused on dividend growth, the white paper provides valuable insight into a new way to look at this powerful method of investing.

This white paper covers the following topics:

  • The future of dividend growth
  • Why dividend growth investing
  • Forward looking dividend analysis
  • Powered by DIVCON: access to tomorrow’s dividend growth…today
  • Putting DIVCON into practice
  • Leveraging the DIVCON model

For some additional information on dividend growth and how to take advantage of it, get in touch with the Reality Shares team.

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¹ Ned Davis Research, Inc. from 1/1/30 – 12/31/16.
² Ned Davis Research, Inc. from 1/1/30 – 12/31/16.


Carefully consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses before investing in Reality Shares ETFs. This and other important information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 855-595-0240 or by clicking here. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risks, including possible loss of principal. Shares are not FDIC insured and may lose value. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

The DIVY Fund is actively managed and may fail to achieve its investment objective. There is no guarantee the Fund’s investment strategies will be successful. The Fund’s derivative investments in swaps, futures and forwards are subject to a number of risks, including correlation risk, market risk, counterparty credit risk and liquidity risk, which may negatively impact the Fund’s investment strategies and could cause the Fund to lose money. The Fund does not capture dividend payments or generate dividend income, and is not appropriate for investors seeking dividend income. The Fund uses a dividend isolation strategy whereby investment returns are based primarily on the change in expected dividend values reflected in the prices of the Fund’s portfolio holdings.

For LEAD, DFND and GARD, there is no guarantee or assurance the methodology used to create the respective Benchmark Index will result in the Fund achieving positive returns. The Fund may be more susceptible to a single adverse economic or other occurrence and may therefore be more volatile than a more diversified fund. Each Benchmark Index is constructed using a rules-based methodology based on quantitative models developed by Reality Shares. These quantitative models may be incomplete, flawed or based on inaccurate assumptions and, therefore, may lead to the selection of assets that produce inferior investment returns or provide exposure to greater risk of loss. The investment portfolio for DFND includes securities sold short. The investment portfolio for GARD may include securities sold short. Securities sold short create special risks which may result in increased volatility of returns and counter-party risk. Investments in short sales may also incur dividend and borrowing expenses and may result in the Fund being less tax-efficient. Please review the prospectus for important risks regarding the Funds.

ETF shares are not individually redeemable. Investors buy and sell shares of the Fund on a secondary market. Only market makers or ‘authorized participants’ may trade directly with the Fund, typically in blocks of 25,000 shares. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Market Price is based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at the close of the market and does not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.

Reality Shares Advisors, LLC is the Investment Advisor. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the Distributor for the Fund. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with Reality Shares Advisors, LLC.


Portfolio of Holdings and Fund Performance for LEAD, DFND, GARD, and DIVY.