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US 50 Dividend Strategy Portfolio Series 18

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Investment Objective

The US 50 Dividend Strategy Portfolio, Series 18 ("Trust") seeks to provide dividend income.

Principal Investment Strategy

Selection Criteria

Risks and Other Considerations

Portfolio Information

Daily Data

Offer Price N/A
Wrap Fee Price N/A
Liquidation Price $8.2876
Remaining Deferred Sales Charge $0.0000


Monthly-Cash 40174C349
Monthly-Reinvest 40174C356
Monthly-Fee/Cash 40174C364
Monthly-Fee/Reinvest 40174C372


Deposit Information

Inception Date 10/23/2018
Non-Reoffered Date 1/23/2019
Mandatory Maturity Date 1/23/2020
Trust Structure Grantor
Inception Unit Price $10.0000
Inception Liquidation Price $9.8650
Deferred Sales Charge Dates Feb 2019
Mar 2019
Apr 2019
Term 15 Months
Number of Holdings 49

Portfolio Holdings Analysis

All data is subject to change daily. Data may differ from the prospectus due to different data sources or market changes. Please refer to prospectus for additional information about the trust including the portfolio section criteria. Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc. unless otherwise noted. The total percentages may not be equal to 100% due to rounding. N/A indicates that certain securities have not been identified and/or classified by the data provider. A unit is a combination of securities or types of securities traded together.

Fundamental Data

Weighted Average Price/Earnings (P/E) Ratio 27.09
Weighted Average Price/Book (P/B) Ratio 4.56
Weighted Average Market Cap (MM) $35,828.51

Market Cap & Style Breakdown

Value Growth Total
Large-Cap 19.87% 8.06% 27.94%
Mid-Cap 24.01% 0.87% 24.88%
Small-Cap 36.43% 10.76% 47.18%
Total 80.31% 19.69% 100.00%

Asset Class

US Common Stock 93.57%
REIT 6.43%
Total 100.00%

Market Cap Breakdown

Style Breakdown

Sector & Industry Breakdown

Utilities 14.32%
 Electric Utilities 5.34%
 Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers 8.98%
Information Technology 11.90%
 IT Services 5.27%
 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 2.73%
 Software 1.38%
 Technology Hardware Storage & Peripherals 2.52%
Materials 10.08%
 Chemicals 3.59%
 Containers & Packaging 2.24%
 Metals & Mining 1.79%
 Paper & Forest Products 2.45%
Communication Services 10.06%
 Diversified Telecommunication Services 6.30%
 Media 3.76%
Consumer Discretionary 9.78%
 Automobiles 2.56%
 Hotels Restaurants & Leisure 2.34%
 Household Durables 3.28%
 Specialty Retail 1.60%
Consumer Staples 9.73%
 Food Products 1.65%
 Tobacco 8.08%
Energy 9.71%
 Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels 9.71%
Industrials 9.69%
 Commercial Services & Supplies 5.04%
 Trading Companies & Distributors 2.47%
 Transportation Infrastructure 2.17%
Health Care 8.29%
 Biotechnology 1.85%
 Health Care Providers & Services 4.54%
 Pharmaceuticals 1.90%
Real Estate 4.23%
 Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 4.23%
Financials 2.20%
 Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 2.20%
Total 100.00%

Country Breakdown

United States 100.00%
Total 100.00%

Regional Breakdown

North America 100.00%
Total 100.00%

Developed Status

Developed 100.00%
Total 100.00%

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.

Principal Investment Strategy

Under normal circumstances, the Trust invests at least 80% of the value of its assets in dividend-paying common stocks of U.S. companies.

The Sponsor, with the assistance of Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC (“GPIM”), an affiliate of Guggenheim Partners, LLC, has selected the securities to be included in the Trust’s portfolio. The Sponsor and GPIM believe that companies that distribute significant dividends on a consistent basis generally demonstrate financial strength and positive performance relative to their peers.

Selection Criteria

The Trust’s portfolio was constructed and the securities were selected on October 16, 2018 (the “Security Selection Date”) using the following security selection rules:

  1. Initial Universe: Start with the 3,000 largest U.S. companies as determined by Russell Investments, which may include U.S.-listed foreign securities and real estate investment Trusts. Market capitalization is measured as of the Security Selection Date.
  2. Define Sub-Universe: Reduce the initial universe of securities to a sub-universe that meets the following requirements, as of the Security Selection Date:
    • Exclude securities with a share price less than $5.
    • Exclude securities with a market capitalization less than $1 billion, as provided by FactSet based on the closing price as of the Security Selection Date.
    • Exclude securities with trading liquidity of less than $1 million, as determined by the median daily dollar trading volume (i.e., volume in shares multiplied by the closing price for the day, as provided by FactSet) during a 90-trading day look back from the Security Selection Date.
  3. Rank on Dividends: Rank every company identified in the sub-universe against other companies in the same sectors/groups, as defined by Global Industry Classification Standard (“GICS”) (the Sponsor combines the financial and real estate sectors as one sector, as they were one sector prior to September 1, 2016) as of the Security Selection Date, based on current dividend yield. The dividend yields were calculated by annualizing the last quarterly or semi-annual ordinary dividend declared and dividing the result by the market value of the security as of the close of business on the Security Selection Date.
  4. Selection: Select from the sub-universe the five securities within each of the 10 GICS sectors/groups (the Sponsor combines the financial and real estate sectors as one sector, as they were one sector prior to September 1, 2016) for this strategy with the highest dividend yield and equally weight these securities to create a portfolio of 50 equally-weighted common stocks as of the Security Selection Date, ensuring a minimum 80% in U.S. incorporated companies. If the portfolio violates the 80% minimum in U.S. incorporated companies, the lowest yielding foreign incorporated security will be removed and replaced by the next highest yielding U.S. incorporated company in that sector. This substitution process will be repeated, if necessary, until 80% of the portfolio consists of U.S. incorporated companies.

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:

  • Securities prices can be volatile. The value of your investment may fall over time. Market value fluctuates in response to various factors. These can include stock market movements, purchases or sales of securities by the Trust, government policies, litigation, and changes in interest rates, inflation, the financial condition of the securities’ issuer or even perceptions of the issuer. Units of the Trust are not deposits of any bank and are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.
  • Share prices or dividend rates on the securities in the Trust may decline during the life of the Trust. There is no guarantee that share prices of the securities in the Trust will not decline and that the issuers of the securities will declare dividends in the future and, if declared, whether they will remain at current levels or increase over time.
  • Securities selected according to this strategy may not perform as intended. The Trust is exposed to additional risk due to its policy of investing in accordance with an investment strategy. Although the Trust’s investment strategy is designed to achieve the Trust’s investment objective, the strategy may not prove to be successful. The investment decisions may not produce the intended results and there is no guarantee that the investment objective will be achieved.
  • The Trust invests in securities issued by small-capitalization and mid-capitalization companies. These securities customarily involve more investment risk than securities of large-capitalization companies. Small-capitalization and mid-capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets or financial resources and may be more vulnerable to adverse general market or economic developments.
  • Inflation may lead to a decrease in the value of assets or income from investments.
  • The Sponsor does not actively manage the portfolio. The Trust will generally hold, and may, when creating additional units, continue to buy, the same securities even though a security’s outlook, market value or yield may have changed.

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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