The European High Dividend Portfolio, Series 8 ("Trust") seeks to provide 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 dividend-paying common stocks of European companies. The strategy will invest in a portfolio of companies that are included in the Russell Developed Europe Index, that distribute significant dividends and that have attractive dividend payout ratios that the Sponsor believes are sustainable. The Sponsor believes that companies that distribute significant dividends on a consistent basis generally demonstrate strong financial strength and positive performance relative to their peers. As a result of this strategy, the Trust is concentrated in the financials sector and invests significantly in the consumer products sector.
The Trust’s portfolio is selected by the Sponsor using the methodology described below:
Begin with a starting universe composed of all the securities in the Russell Developed Europe Index. If a company has multiple classes of equity securities in the universe, then remove all but the most liquid class. If a security has a U.S.-traded American Depositary Receipt (“ADR”) available that meets the minimum trading volume specified below, then replace the foreign security with its ADR equivalent.
The Sponsor then excludes securities that do not have a market capitalization of at least $500 million USD and that do not have at least $0.5 million USD of median daily trading volume over the past 90 days. The Trust may invest in common stocks of companies that have small-, mid- and large-capitalizations. The Trust may also invest in Real Estate Investment Trusts.
The Sponsor then reduces the universe by selecting companies, which may be primarily based on, but not limited to, the following factors:
No security will represent more than 5% of the portfolio as of the initial date of deposit (the “Inception Date”). The portfolio, as of the security selection date, has total country weights and total sector weights similar to those in the Russell Developed Europe Index.
Please note that 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.
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