EQM Natural Resources Dividend Income



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  • The index selection process selects equities for the selection pool that meet the following conditions as determined the Index Provider. Securities are selected based on the following criteria:

    • Constituent business operations must derive more than 50% of their revenues from the following natural resource, commodity-related industries: energy (oil, gas & consumable fuels); chemicals; agriculture; precious and industrial metals & mining; paper products; and timber.

    • Constituents must be at least $5 billion USD in market capitalization.

    • Constituents must have an average daily traded value of at least $2 million USD over the last six months.

    • Constituents must have an indicated dividend yield of at least 3% annually.

    • Country of domicile not Russia and/or the security must be eligible for investment without restriction as determined by the index provider.

The daily price and return of the EQM Natural Resources Dividend Income Index (NDIVITR) is calculated and published by BITA GmbH.

The EQM Natural Resources Dividend Income Index is a passively managed index. It is not possible to invest in an index. For more information on the ETF tracking this index, click here.

Quotes for the EQM Natural Resources Dividend Income Index can be found each day under the symbol NDIVITR on Bloomberg, on Reuters as .NDIVITR, and from other financial data providers.

The company did not meet the selection criteria when the index was last reconstituted. Companies that now meet index selection criteria will become candidates for exclusion at the next quarterly reconstitution date.
Eligible initial public offerings are eligible for inclusion will be considered for inclusion on the index’s next scheduled reconstitution date.
If an index component’s stock is discontinued due to a merger or acquisition, the index committee may, at its sole discretion, replace the discontinued component at the time of discontinuation if more than 30 calendar days remain until the next reconstitution date. The discontinued component will either be deleted entirely or be replaced with the next eligible security from a reserve list. The replacement will be given the appropriate weighting given the securities country of domicile. If there are not more than 30 calendar days remaining until the next reconstitution date, the index committee will wait until the next reconstitution date to make the replacement. In this scenario, any funds received from the discontinued security will be distributed to the remaining index components pro rata.

The index is rebalanced quarterly on the last business day of January, April, July, and October.