The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the fees and expenses) of the NASDAQ US Rising Dividend Achievers Index (the 'Index'). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in securities that comprise the Index. The Index is composed of the securities of 50 companies with a history of raising their dividends and exhibit the characteristics to continue to do so in the future ('Index Securities'). The Index is designed to provide access to a diversified portfolio of large capitalization income producing securities.
The index begins with the stocks in the NASDAQ US Benchmark Index, and eliminates those companies classified as a Real Estate Investment Trust by the Industry Classification Benchmark. The largest 1000 companies with a minimum three-month average daily dollar trading volume of $5 million are selected.