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The fund seeks to track, less fees and expenses, the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats CAD-Hedged Index which is comprised of the highest dividend-yielding securities of the S&P Composite 1500 Index that have increased dividends every year for at least 20 consecutive years.
The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats index is designed to measure the performance of companies within the S&P Composite 1500 that have followed a managed-dividends policy of consistently increasing dividends every year for at least 20 years.
Since 1926, dividends have contributed nearly a third of the total equity return while capital gains have contributed two-thirds.
The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats index captures sustainable dividend income and capital appreciation potential which are both key factors in investors' total return expectations.
Companies included in the index come from a broad spectrum of industries and are well diversified across all sectors.
The CAD hedged variant of this index limits/minimizes USD/CAD foreign currency risk.
|Category (main)||USA Equity Income - High yield shares|
|Underlying Index||S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats CAD-Hedged Index|
|ETF Structure||Passive type. Endeavours to return the Index return before fees/costs|
|Asset Class||Equity Income - High yield shares|
|Issuer||iShares Canada by Blackrock|
|ETF Home Page||Available here|
|Inception Date||13 Sept 2011|
|Significant Currency Exposure||Yes|
|Management Expense Ratio (MER)||0.67%|
|Exchange||TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)|
|Eligibility *||RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP|
|DRIP available **||Yes|
|PACC Plan available **||Yes|
|SWP available **||Yes|
* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ
** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.
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