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The RBA Select Equity Yield CIBC 15% Index™ Overview Video

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The RBA Select Equity Yield CIBC 15% Index by CIBC Capital Markets

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was developed together with Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC.

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a prominent investment firm providing innovative, research-driven investment solutions.

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The RBA Select Equity Yield CIBC 15% Index

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is an enhanced dividend investing strategy

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that combines market research, fundamental analysis and quantitative investment strategies

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in an effort to identify stocks with stable dividend yields.

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Dividends not only generate steady income for investors – they may also provide a way to build long-term wealth over time.

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While conventional dividend investing focuses solely on dividend income,

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the RBA Select Equity Yield CIBC 15% Index seeks to enhance returns

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by selecting certain large cap U.S. equities

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whose dividends are reliable and sustainable

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through a precise methodology based on leading market research and fundamental analysis of financial factors.

Here’s how it works:

The Largest 600

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Every quarter, the index starts by selecting the 600 largest U.S based companies by market cap.

Primary Filter

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The Index then filters to analyze reasonability of a dividend payout, relative to the company’s operating performance.

Secondary Filter

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Next, the Index runs a secondary filter to analyze the reliability of a dividend payout, relative to a company’s financial performance.


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And finally, the Index filters to analyze for the consistency of a company’s dividend payment history, over a determined period of time.


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When filtering and testing are complete, the index selects the top 100 highest dividend-yielding securities for inclusion on a quarterly basis,

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and allocates assets on an equal weighted basis.


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Each month, the portfolio is rebalanced to equal weights to avoid concentration risk.

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Index volatility is managed at 15% using custom volatility control strategies,

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which shifts a percentage of assets into and out of cash as required. Leverage is also capped at 150%.

The Outcome

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The outcome? A targeted set of large cap U.S. equities whose dividends are reliable and sustainable

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all focused on enhancing total returns.

The RBA Select Equity Yield CIBC 15% Index

Dividend investing reimagined.

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