Implement Income Strategies with SPDR Dividend Aristocrats now including ESG strategies.
The father of value investing, Benjamin Graham, recognised the link between quality and dividend history. At SPDR, our methodology for quality accounts for the past and looks to the future, and it’s also supported by empirical, long-term research. Investors can also generate dividend yield through selecting companies with sound fundamentals.
One of the most persuasive tests of high quality is an uninterrupted record of dividend payments going back many years.
1Source: Morningstar, as of 31 March 2023.
Equity securities may fluctuate in value and can decline significantly in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions.
A Smart Beta strategy does not seek to replicate the performance of a specified cap-weighted index and as such may underperform such an index. The factors to which a Smart Beta strategy seeks to deliver exposure may themselves undergo cyclical performance. As such, a Smart Beta strategy may underperform the market or other Smart Beta strategies exposed to similar or other targeted factors. In fact, we believe that factor premia accrue over the long term (5-10 years), and investors must keep that long time horizon in mind when investing.
The returns on a portfolio of securities which exclude companies that do not meet the portfolio's specified ESG criteria may trail the returns on a portfolio of securities which include such companies. A portfolio's ESG criteria may result in the portfolio investing in industry sectors or securities which underperform the market as a whole.
Investing in foreign domiciled securities may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, withholding taxes, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from economic or political instability in other nations. Investments in emerging or developing markets may be more volatile and less liquid than investing in developed markets and may involve exposure to economic structures that are generally less diverse and mature and to political systems which have less stability than those of more developed countries.
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