DIVCON is a dividend health rating system created by Reality Shares, Inc. which assesses the likelihood that companies will grow or cut their dividends. Like the U.S. Armed Forces’ DEFCON system, DIVCON uses a five-tier rating system to provide a snapshot of companies’ dividend health, where DIVCON 5 indicates the highest probability for a dividend increase and DIVCON 1 the highest probability for a dividend cut. Companies’ ratings are based on a weighted average of seven factors which measure the relationship between historic dividend trends, cash flow and earnings, buybacks, as well as consensus forecasts and external financial ratings.
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* Indicated dividend yield excluding special dividends. ** No DIVCON Score available (not a dividend payer).
Carefully consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses before investing in Rpeality 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. Historical data relative to companies that have or have not paid dividends is no indication of how the Fund will perform, since investors are not directly investing in these companies.
DIVCON is a dividend health rating system created by Reality Shares, Inc. which assesses the likelihood that companies will grow or cut their dividends. Companies’ ratings are based on a weighted average of seven factors which measure the relationship between historic dividend trends, cash flow and earnings, buybacks, as well as consensus forecasts and external financial ratings. The effect of the scoring system is a quantitative model developed by Reality Shares and may be incomplete, flawed or based on inaccurate assumptions and therefore may lead to the selection of assets that adversely affect the performance of the ETFs including potential risk and greater loss.
For LEAD, DFND, GARD, BLCN, and BCNA, there is no guarantee or assurance the methodology used to create the respective Benchmark Indexes will result in the Funds achieving positive returns. The Funds 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 Funds being less tax-efficient.
Principal risks for BLCN and BCNA include Authorized Participant Concentration Risk, Blockchain Technology Risk, Depositary Receipt Risk, Emerging Markets Risk, Equity Risk, ETF Trading Risk, Foreign Issuer Exposure Risk, Geographic Concentration Risk, Non-Blockchain Technology Business Line Risk, Index Performance Risk, Index Tracking Error Risk, Sector Risk, Industry Concentration Risk, Market Risk, and Non-Diversification Risk. See prospectus for full description of risks. BLCN and BCNA are new and has limited trading history.
Blockchain technology is a new and developing technology protocol developed by companies in a manner for optimizing business practices. Blockchain technology is not a product or service with an individually attributable revenue stream. Blockchain technology may never develop optimized transactional processes that lead to increased economic returns to any company in which the Fund invests. There can be no assurance that blockchain technology will affect the primary lines of business in Fund portfolio companies to have a positive impact on a company’s financial condition.
The principal value of debt securities typically decrease when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. The Fund may also invest in foreign securities, which involve political, economic, and currency risks, greater volatility, and differences in accounting methods. Special risks associated with investments in Chinese companies include exposure to currency fluctuations, less liquidity, less developed or less efficient trading markets, lack of comprehensive company information, political instability and differing auditing and legal standards the nature and extent of intervention by the Chinese government in the Chinese securities markets, and the potential unavailability of shares. Index reconstitution may result in high portfolio turnover which may result in higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when the Fund shares are held in a taxable account.
The Benchmark Indices were created and are maintained through a collaboration between Reality Shares and Nasdaq, and the Funds are listed on the Nasdaq exchange.
ETF shares are not individually redeemable. Investors buy and sell shares of the Funds 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 Funds. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with Reality Shares Advisors, LLC.