The S&P Dividend Aristocrats Select 25 Strategy Portfolio, Series 7 ("Trust") seeks attractive total return through capital appreciation and dividend income.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Investors' units, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
This information does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy: nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state where the offer, solicitation, or sale is not permitted.
Principal Investment Strategy
Under normal circumstances, the Trust invests at least 80% of the value of its assets in common stocks that are included in the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index (the “Index”). The Index is comprised of companies within the S&P 500 that have followed a managed dividends policy of consistently increasing dividends every year for at least 25 years. As of March 31, 2017, the Index included securities with market capitalization ranges from approximately $7 billion to $340 billion.
Utilizing a unique rule based strategy, the Trust invests in 25 common stocks in the Index selected by the Sponsor, with the assistance of Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC (“GPIM”), an affiliate of Guggenheim Partners, LLC. The Trust invests in U.S.-listed common stocks, which may include the common stock of U.S. and non- U.S. companies, including issuers in emerging markets. In addition, the Trust may invest in companies of all market capitalizations. As a result of this strategy, the Trust is concentrated in the consumer products sector.
The Trust’s portfolio was constructed and the securities were selected fourteen business days prior to the initial date of deposit (the “Security Selection Date”) using the following security selection rules:
1. Initial Universe: Begin with the Index as of the Security Selection Date.
2. Define Sub-Universe: Reduce the initial universe of securities to a sub-universe by excluding securities priced higher than $500 per share or lower than $5 per share.
3. Rank on Fundamentals: Rank the remaining universe of securities from highest to lowest by the factors listed below. Each ranking is determined as of the Security Selection Date using the most recently reported information from S&P Compustat. Every company identified in the sub-universe is given a separate score for each of the three following financial metrics. A score of 1 is given for the lowest scoring company in each financial metric, a score of 2 is given to the next highest scoring company and this continues until each company is scored.
The three scores for each company are then added together to create the final composite score for the company. For example, if Company A scores a 2, 15 and 25, respectively, on the above metrics, it will have a composite score of 42.
4. Selection: Select the top 25 securities with the highest composite score from the criteria above and apply an equal weight to each security.
Due to the fluctuating nature of security prices, the weighting of an individual security or sector in the Trust portfolio may change after the Security Selection Date.
Risks and Other Considerations
As with all investments, you may lose some or all of your investment in the Trust. No assurance can be given that the Trust’s investment objective will be achieved. The Trust also might not perform as well as you expect. This can happen for reasons such as these:
See “Investment Risks” in Part A of the prospectus and “Risk Factors” in Part B of the prospectus for additional information.
Please see the Trust prospectus for more complete risk information.
Unit Investment Trusts are fixed, not actively managed and should be considered as part of a long-term strategy. Investors should consider their ability to invest in successive portfolios, if available, at the applicable sales charge. UITs are subject to annual fund operating expenses in addition to the sales charge. Investors should consult an attorney or tax advisor regarding tax consequences associated with an investment from one series to the next, if available, and with the purchase or sale of units. Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC does not offer tax advice.
Read a prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) carefully before investing. It contains the investment objective, risks charges, expenses and the other information, which should be considered carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) click here or call 800.820.0888.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
Guggenheim Investments represents the following affiliated investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Corporate Funding, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, and Guggenheim Partners India Management. Securities offered through Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC.
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