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iShares Global Monthly Advantaged Dividend Index Fund seeks to track, less fees and expenses, the Zacks Global Multi-Asset Income Index.
The index's selection methodology seeks to identify global companies with potentially high income and superior risk-return profiles as determined by Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
The Fund utilizes a Forward Agreement structure with a Canadian chartered bank or an affiliate thereof in order to provide exposure to the performance of its applicable index. Amounts equal to the income generated by the portfolio of the index (interest and/or foreign income) will be paid to Unitholders of the ETF primarily as return of capital distributions and as distributions of capital gains.
Depending upon the application of a proposed measure in the 2013 Federal Budget relating to any extension or replacement of the Forward Agreement following the Budget date, such distributions may be treated as ordinary income.
Be aware that the forward structure adds additional costs to the ETF. These costs are not included in the MER.
The Index is comprised of approximately 125 to 150 securities selected, based on investment and other criteria, from a universe of domestic and international companies.
The universe of securities within the Index includes:
The depositary receipts included in the Index may be sponsored or unsponsored.
The companies in the universe are selected using a proprietary methodology developed by the index provider, Zacks Investment Research.
|Inception Date||14 Jan 2008|
|Total Holdings||2 *|
|Significant Currency Exposure||Yes|
* ETF holds 2 funds that invest in target index (that has 125+ holdings)
|Management Fee||0.60% *|
|Management Expense Ratio (MER)||0.83% *|
|Forward Structure Costs||0.55% to 0.75%|
* Fees include a fee waiver by Blackrock Canada
* MER if no Waiver/Absorptions: 1.43%
|Exchange||TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)|
|Eligibility *||RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP|
|DRIP available **||Yes|
|PACC Plan available **||Yes|
|SWP available **||Yes|
* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ
** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.
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