Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF (DEF) and Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF (NFO) Complete Transition to New Indices
NEW YORK, NY – October 21, 2016 – In an effort to potentially enhance exposure and performance potential, on 10.24.2016, Guggenheim transitioned the underlying indices for Guggenheim Defensive Equity ETF (DEF) and Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF (NFO). The ETF names and tickers remain the same.
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Maturity Schedule for 2016 BulletShares ETFs—BSCG and BSJG
• Final day of trading: December 29, 2016
• Maturity distribution announcement date: December 29, 2016
• Maturity distribution effective date: December 30, 2016
• Maturity distribution payable date: December 30, 2016
Learn more about the maturity process.
Liquidation Proceeds of Guggenheim Emerging Markets Real Estate ETF (EMRE) Now Available
Shareholders of Guggenheim Emerging Markets Real Estate ETF (EMRE) will have their shares liquidated as of September 23, 2016 at closing net asset value. The liquidation proceeds of $23.10 per share will be distributed September 26, 2016, and will include any accrued capital gains and dividends. Remaining EMRE shareholders that hold the ETF through September 26, 2016 will not be charged a transaction fee for the distribution of the final fund proceeds. The net asset value of EMRE on September 23, 2016, will reflect normal expenses incurred for running the fund through that date.
For more information, call 888.WHY.ETFs.
Guggenheim Announces Details of Special In-Kind Distributions for Shareholders of Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Financials ETF
On September 16, 2016, to ensure that Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Financial ETF (RYF) continues to align with its benchmark index, RYF intends to replace its real estate stock holdings with shares of Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Real Estate ETF (EWRE). Shareholders of record of RYF as of September 16, 2016 will receive 0.50 shares of EWRE for each share of RYF owned, plus a small amount of cash for any fractional shares.
See RYF press release or read the FAQs for more information.
Guggenheim Launches Two New BulletShares® ETFs
On September 14, 2016, Guggenheim Investments launched two new BulletShares ETFs:
• Guggenheim BulletShares 2026 Corporate ETF (BSCQ)
• Guggenheim BulletShares 2024 High Yield Corporate ETF (BSJO)
With a unique defined maturity feature, Guggenheim BulletShares offer 20 corporate bond and high yield corporate bond ETFs—making it easy to implement date-sensitive investment strategies, such as building a laddered bond portfolio, filling gaps in existing portfolios, obtaining year-specific yield-curve exposure and managing future cash flow needs.
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Guggenheim Investments to Close and Liquidate Guggenheim Emerging Markets Real Estate ETF (EMRE)
On Friday, August 19, 2016, Guggenheim Investments announced that it will liquidate its Guggenheim Emerging Markets Real Estate ETF (EMRE). Key dates are:
September 15, 2016 - Last day for creation / redemption activity
September 20, 2016 - Last day of trading
September 23, 2016 – Liquidation date
September 26, 2016 – Proceeds distributed
For more information, read the press release or frequently asked questions (FAQ) below:
Press Release: Guggenheim Investments to Close and Liquidate Guggenheim Emerging Markets Real Estate ETF in September
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Upcoming Changes to the S&P 500® EW Financials Index will Effect Corresponding Changes to RYF
On or prior to September 16, 2016, to ensure that Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Financials ETF (RYF) continues to align with its benchmark index, RYF intends to replace its real estate stock holdings with shares of Guggenheim S&P 500® Equal Weight Real Estate ETF (EWRE). After market close on September 16, RYF intends to make an in-kind distribution of its shares of EWRE, plus a small amount of cash for fractional shares, to shareholders of RYF such that, following the distribution, RYF will continue to hold stocks included in the reconstituted S&P 500® Equal Weight Financials Index in accordance with its principal investment strategies. See RYF’s prospectus supplement or or read the FAQs for more information.
Pure Growth | Pure Value | Pure Exposure: Guggenheim Pure Style ETFs
A potential drawback of actively managed mutual funds and traditional cap‐weighted style indices is a lack of style purity. This may undermine portfolio optimization and performance. Guggenheim Pure Style ETFs seek to address this shortcoming with a unique approach, offering only “pure” exposure to value and growth investing. Learn more on how Guggenheim Pure Style ETFs are different.
Guggenheim Expands Equal Weight Line-up with Launch of S&P 100® Equal Weight ETF
On June 30, 2016, Guggenheim launched Guggenheim S&P 100® Equal Weight ETF (OEW)–a strategic beta ETF that offers equal weight exposure to 100 major blue-chip companies found in the S&P 500® Index. OEW offers an alternative to traditional S&P 100® cap-weighted strategies through more diversified opportunities, disciplined rebalancing and performance potential.
Guggenheim Launches U.S. Large Cap Optimized Volatility ETF
On May 10, 2016, Guggenheim launched Guggenheim U.S. Large Cap Optimized Volatility ETF (OVLC)–a strategic beta ETF that seeks to deliver low volatility exposure most of the time, but shifts to a higher volatility profile when risk is being rewarded in the market.
Guggenheim Launches Large Cap Optimized Diversification ETF
On April 19, 2016, Guggenheim launched Guggenheim Large Cap Optimized Diversification ETF (OPD)–a strategic beta ETF that seeks to optimize diversification through selecting low-correlated large-cap stocks and weighting them by correlation and risk. Combining differentiated return streams from lowly correlated stocks may provide the potential for attractive risk-adjusted returns.
World Water Day 2016
Guggenheim S&P Global Water Index ETF (CGW)
March 22nd is recognized by the United Nations as World Water Day, underscoring the increasing global demand for water. Guggenheim provides exposure to companies trying to meet this demand through Guggenheim S&P Global Water Index ETF (CGW). Investing in water has potential to make a difference in investment portfolios, as well as the world in which we live.
Guggenheim Launches Total Return Bond ETF (GTO)
On February 10, 2016, Guggenheim launched Guggenheim Total Return Bond ETF (GTO)—an actively managed ETF that provides access to Guggenheim’s unique and award-winning fixed-income investment expertise. GTO seeks maximum total return, comprised of income and capital appreciation.
Final Maturity Distribution Announcement for Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 Corporate Bond ETF and Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF
On December 30, 2015, Guggenheim Investments announced the distributions for the maturity of Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: BSCF) and Guggenheim BulletShares 2015 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: BSJF).
For more information, read the press release.
Guggenheim Launches Dow Jones Industrial Average® Dividend ETF
On December 16, 2015, Guggenheim launched Guggenheim Dow Jones Industrial Average® Dividend ETF (DJD)—a strategic beta ETF that weights the DJIA® securities by dividend yield, rather than the Dow’s traditional price-weighting methodology. By combining the DJIA’s securities with a dividend-focus, DJD offers an alternative strategy to the well-known mega-cap companies of the DJIA® and may enhance performance over time.