Power Dividend Index launched by WE Donoghue
WE Donoghue has launched the WE Donoghue Power Dividend Index, which uses the total return variation of the S-Network Sector Dividend Dogs Index (SDOGXTR) to signal investment into and out of the SDOGXTR Index.
The index uses a proprietary methodology to trigger allocations between an equally weighted portfolio of stocks that are assembled according the Sector Dividend Dogs Index (SDOGX) methodology and 90 day US Treasury-Bills.
The SDOGX methodology employs a systematic approach to identify the five stocks in each of the ten S&P 500 sectors with the highest dividend yields. This methodology is designed to convey the benefits of high dividend yield, sector diversification and equal weighting. The tactical overlay for allocating between either stocks or bonds is based on exponential moving average crossovers.
Live calculation of the index began on 27 November 2012 and historic data is available from 31 December 1999.
Jeff Thompson, senior vice president/portfolio manager at WE Donoghue, says: “WE Donoghue is proud to deliver the Power Dividend Index with S-Network. As a pure yield index, the strategy has adapted and improved a traditional investment idea to deliver the potential for a better risk-adjusted return.”
Richard Phillips, senior index analyst at S-Network, says: “The SDOGX provides unbiased exposure to the five stocks with the highest dividend yields in each of the ten sectors of the S&P 500, while the tactical overlay seeks to eliminate exposure to equities during bear market cycles.”
The WE Donoghue Power Dividend Index is published by S-Network Global Indexes. S&P Custom Indices serves as the calculation agent.
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