The rapid pace of global change along with competition from emerging markets require successful companies to innovate and create to survive. That’s also true for investors, who may be facing low yields. Investors looking for income have to be concerned with potential rising inflation and rising yields.
Our Dividend Builder Fund (formerly, Inflation Managed Dividend Fund) uses an innovative 10 over 10 strategy in seeking a rate of dividend growth that exceeds the rate of inflation:
- The Fund considers only dividend-paying companies that have provided an inflation-adjusted cash flow return on investment of at least 10% in each of the last 10 years. (That process reduces the potential field from 14,000 companies to about 400.)
- Next we look for companies with at least a moderate dividend yield, a history of rising dividends, low levels of debt and a low payout ratio.
- Each of the remaining candidates is thoroughly scrutinized using our fundamental individual security analysis, taking into account both macro and company business metrics.
- The Fund invests in approximately 35 different dividend-paying companies from around the world.
Learn more in our white papers, “Reinvesting Dividends: A Simple Alternative to Alternatives,” “Why Dividends Matter” and “10 Over 10 Dividend Investment Strategy.”
Dividend Builder Fund through 09/30/2017
|Calendar YTD||1 Year||3 Years||5 Years||10 Years||Since
|TOP INDUSTRY SECTORS (as of 09/30/2017)|
|Diversified Manufacturing Operations||6.03%|
|Finance - Other Services||5.75%|
|Cosmetics & Toiletries||5.58%|
|Retail - Apparel/Shoe||3.88%|
|Power Conversion/Supply Equipment||3.16%|
|Finance - Investment Banker/Broker||3.13%|
|Food - Miscellaneous/Diversified||3.11%|
|TOP GEOGRAPHIC WEIGHT (as of 09/30/2017)|
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The Advisor has contractually agreed to reimburse expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, interest, taxes, dividends on short positions and extraordinary expenses) in order to limit the Fund’s Total Annual Operating Expenses to 0.68% through June 30, 2018. To the extent that the Advisor absorbs expenses to satisfy this cap, it may seek repayment of a portion or all of such amounts at any time within three fiscal years after the fiscal year in which such amounts were absorbed, subject to the 0.68% expense cap.