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DQD

WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Variably Hedged Index ETF™

The WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Variably Hedged Index ETF™* seeks to track the price and yield performance of the WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index Variably CAD-Hedged, a fundamentally weighted index designed to provide exposure to dividend-paying U.S. companies with growth characteristics, while at the same time applying a Variably Hedged™ approach to managing currency exposure between the value of the U.S. dollar and the Canadian dollar. The Index is comprised of the 300 companies in the WisdomTree Dividend Index with market capitalization of at least US$2 billion, with the best combined rank of growth and quality factors.

 

Why this fund?

  • Gain exposure to U.S. large cap dividend-paying companies ranked based on long-term earnings growth expectations and three-year historical averages for return on equity and return on assets.
  • A rules-based process that uses a combination of momentum, value and interest rate factors to help determine the currency hedge ratio
  • Can be used as a complement to high yielding dividend strategies or as a replacement for large cap quality strategies

Variably Hedged™ is a trademark of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. and refers to its variably currency-hedged ETFs, units thereof, indexes, its proprietary method of hedging based on technical and economic signals and/or its investment fund services.

 

 

Unit Overview

as of 02/21/2018
Profile
as of 02/21/2018
Ticker DQD
Management Fee 0.43%
Management Expense Ratio 0.49%
CUSIP 97719L101
Total Assets (000) $16,234.53
Units Outstanding 650,000
Distribution Yield 1.44 %
12-month Trailing Yield 1.17 %
Options Available* Yes
Inception Date 07/12/2016

*Options are not suitable for all investors.

Trading Information
Implied LiquidityTM (Units) N/A
Implied Liquidity (000) N/A
Related index ticker WTDGIDC
Related Total Return Index Ticker WTDGIDCT

Net Asset Value

Net Asset Value
as of 02/21/2018
NAV $24.98
Change $* ($0.10)
Change %* -0.41%

The chart shown is used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and is not intended to reflect future values of the WisdomTree ETF or returns on investment in the WisdomTree ETF. The Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of distributions and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses, were deducted. As a result of the risks and limitations inherent in hypothetical performance data, hypothetical results may differ from actual performance

Fund Returns

Fund Returns
Month End Performance
(12/31/2017)
Underlying Index Returns Fund Returns
Cumulative
1 Month 0.12% 0.10%
3 Month 9.36% 9.24%
Since Inception* 27.37% 26.32%
Average Annual
1 Year 21.25% 20.69%
3 Year 13.58% N/A
5 Year 19.68% N/A
10 Year 13.96% N/A
Since Inception* 17.95% 17.18%
Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in WisdomTree ETFs. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. WisdomTree ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or operational charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns. Performance of less than one year is cumulative total return.

Please note that Canadian law does not allow the display of performance data for ETFs in operation less than one year.

The WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index Variably CAD-Hedged was launched on May 26, 2016. Performance of the Index prior to the launch date represents hypothetical back­tested data and has been included for illustrative purposes only. This hypothetical backtested data has been calculated by an independent calculation agent and WisdomTree. Index performance returns do not represent actual fund performance. Index returns assume reinvestment of distributions received but do not reflect fees, transaction costs or expenses. You cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

The WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index Variably CAD-Hedged is designed to variably hedge currency exposure to fluctuations between the value of the U.S. dollar and the Canadian dollar from the WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index CAD. Accordingly, this index is an appropriate benchmark for the Hedged Units.

Hedge Ratio

Hedge Ratio
 
as of 02/21/2018
Aggregate Hedge Ratio 52.68 %
*Hedge ratios are implemented after the close of trading on the last business day of each month.

Currency Forward Positions

Currency Forward Positions

Recent Distributions

Recent Distributions

Holdings

As of 02/21/2018
*Holdings are subject to change without notice.

Sector Breakdown

As of 02/21/2018
*Sectors are subject to change without notice

Country Allocation

Country Allocation
Country
as of 02/21/2018
Weight
1. United States 100.00%
Index Summary

WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index Variably CAD-Hedged

The WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index Variably CAD-Hedged is a fundamentally weighted index designed to provide exposure to dividend-paying U.S. companies with growth characteristics, while at the same time variably hedging currency exposure to fluctuations between the value of the U.S. dollar and the Canadian dollar. The primary starting screening universe for the Index is the constituents of the WisdomTree Dividend Index with market capitalization of at least $2 billion. The Index is comprised of the 300 companies in the WisdomTree Dividend Index with the best combined rank of growth and quality factors. The growth factor ranking is based on long-term earnings growth expectations, while the quality factor ranking is based on three year historical averages for return on equity and return on assets. The Index is dividend weighted annually to reflect the proportionate share of the aggregate cash dividends each component company is projected to pay in the coming year, based on the most recently declared dividend per share. The Index variably hedges currency fluctuations in the relative value of the U.S. dollar against the Canadian dollar, which may range from 0% to 100%, and will be based on certain quantitative signals (namely, interest rate differentials, momentum and value).


Index Summary

Index ID
Index Name WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index Variably CAD-Hedged
Currency CAD
Index Provider WisdomTree
Bloomberg Ticker WTDGIDC

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