The Industry’s First Strategic Beta ETFs
Guggenheim Equal Weight ETFs

Guggenheim pioneered the strategic or smart beta ETF market, with the launch of the first equal weight ETF in April, 2003: Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP). Today, with 15 equal weight ETFs, Guggenheim offers a wide range of equal weight ETFs tied to some of the most popular indices. Some potential advantages of equal weight investing include:

  • Performance potential¹ – Reduces bias toward the largest companies and provides broad exposure to achieve attractive risk-adjusted performance results.
     
  • Balanced exposure – Provides unbiased, equal weight exposure to all stocks in the S&P 500® Index, which may result in a more balanced and diversified portfolio.
     
  • Disciplined rebalancing – To maintain an equal weight focus, the fund systematically reallocates from outperforming to underperforming stocks and market segments, which may provide an opportunity to improve long-term performance.

     

RSP

Overall Morningstar Rating™

This fund was rated 4 stars for the overall, 4 stars for the three-year, 5 stars for the five-year and 4 stars for the ten-year periods ending 12.31.2016 among 1255, 1255, 1106 and 814 Large Blend ETFs respectively. Ratings are based on the ETF’s Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure².

RSP Average Annual Total Return (as of 12.31.2016)

  YTD* 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Total Expense Ratio
NAV 14.33% 14.33% 8.30% 15.05% 7.84% 0.40%
Market Price 14.49% 14.49% 8.34% 15.09% 7.85% 0.40%
S&P 500® Index 11.96% 11.96% 8.87% 14.66% 6.95% -
S&P 500® Equal Weight Index 14.80% 14.80% 8.73% 15.51% 8.44% -

Source: Guggenheim Funds Distributors LLC.

Performance displayed represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that when shares are redeemed, they may be worth more or less than original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For up-to-date fund performance, including performance current to the most recent month-end, please visit our website at guggenheiminvestments.com. ETFs are subject to third-party transaction fees/commissions.Net asset value (NAV) is calculated by subtracting total liabilities from total assets, then dividing by the number of shares outstanding. Market price is the last price at which shares are traded. Fund shares may trade at above, or below NAV. For additional information, please see the fund’s prospectus.

 


  • S&P 500 Indices: Equal Weight vs Cap Weight Performance Review
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¹ Equal weight ETFs may underperform the market when certain market caps are in favor.

² The Morningstar Rating for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a three-year history and does not include the effect of sales charges. Exchange-traded funds and open-end mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

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Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

For more complete information regarding Guggenheim ETFs call 888.949.3837 or click here for a prospectus and a summary prospectus (if available). Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of a fund before investing. The fund’s prospectus and its summary prospectus (if available) contain this and other information about the fund. Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) carefully before you invest or send money.

The Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight ETF may not be suitable for all investors.• The Fund is subject to the risk that unanticipated early closings of securities exchanges and other financial markets may result in the Fund’s inability to buy or sell securities or other financial instruments on that day. • In certain circumstances, it may be difficult for the Fund to purchase and sell particular investments within a reasonable time at a fair price. • Investments in securities and derivatives, in general, are subject to market risks that may cause their prices to fluctuate over time. An investment in the Fund may lose money. • Unlike many investment companies, the Fund is not actively “managed.” This means that, based on market and economic conditions, the Fund’s performance could be lower than other types of mutual funds that may actively shift their portfolio assets to take advantage of market opportunities or to lessen the impact of a market decline.• Tracking error risk refers to the risk that the Advisor may not be able to cause the Fund’s performance to match or correlate to that of the Fund’s Underlying Index, either on a daily or aggregate basis. Tracking error risk may cause the Fund’s performance to be less than you expect. • Shares may trade below their net asset value (“NAV”). The NAV of shares will fluctuate with changes in the market value of the Fund’s holdings. In addition, although the Fund’s shares are currently listed on NYSE Arca, Inc. (the “Exchange”), there can be no assurance that an active trading market for shares will develop or be maintained. • The Fund is subject to the risk that large-capitalization stocks may underperform other segments of the equity market or the equity market as a whole. • Please read the prospectus for more detailed information regarding these and other risks.

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The referenced fund is distributed by Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC. Guggenheim Investments represents the investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC (“Guggenheim”), which includes Security Investors, LLC (“SI”), the investment advisor to the referenced fund. Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC is affiliated with Guggenheim and SI.


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