A Decade Of Out-Performance: Inside WisdomTree's Dividend-Weighted Strategies
A decade ago, WisdomTree changed passive investing with the introduction of a sweeping series of dividend-weighted indexes.
WisdomTree Chief Investment Strategist Luciano Siracusano discusses our approach to dividends and how several WisdomTree
strategies outperformed traditional beta benchmarks over the past 10 years.
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The WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index is a fundamentally weighted index that consists of dividend-paying stocks with growth characteristics. The primary starting screening universe for this index is the constituents of the WisdomTree Dividend Index with market capitalization of at least $2 billion. The Index is comprised of the 300 companies in the WisdomTree Dividend Index with the best combined rank of growth and quality factors. The growth factor ranking is based on long-term earnings growth expectations, while the quality factor ranking is based on three year historical averages for return on equity and return on assets. The Index is dividend weighted annually to reflect the proportionate share of the aggregate cash dividends each component company is projected to pay in the coming year, based on the most recently declared dividend per share. The index was established with a base value of 200 on April 11, 2013.
Prior to August 31, 2015, the WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index was named the WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth Index.
Index performance does not represent actual fund or portfolio performance. A fund or portfolio may differ significantly from the securities included in the Index. Index performance assumes reinvestment of dividends, but does not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or other expenses that would be incurred by a portfolio or fund, or brokerage commissions on transactions in Fund shares. Such fees, expenses and commissions could reduce returns. WisdomTree Investments, its affiliates and their independent providers are not liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein.