|Number of Constituents||162|
|Index Inception Date||December 27, 2016|
|Base Index Value||100|
|Total Return Index Value (as of 11/12/2018)||2217.27|
The Syntax Stratified Financials Index is a stratified-weight index of S&P 900 companies that operate in the financial sector. It uses Syntax’s patented methodology to control exposure to related business risks (RBRs). The Syntax Sector Indices hold the constituents of the S&P 900, with every constituent in the S&P 900 assigned to exactly one sector index.
|Vol.||Sharpe Ratio||Div. Yld.||P / E Ratio||P / B Ratio|
|Goldman Sachs Group Inc.||2.73|
|Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B||1.85|
|Jefferies Financial Group Inc.||1.78|
|Mercury General Corporation||1.42|
|RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.||1.41|
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Beta is a measure of relative risk, calculated as the covariance of the Index with a benchmark divided by the variance of the benchmark. Volatility is the annualized standard deviation of index returns. Sharpe ratio is a risk- adjusted measure calculated using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. A higher Sharpe ratio indicates better risk-adjusted performance. Beta, volatility, and Sharpe ratio are calculated using monthly returns from 01/10/2008 to 09/30/18. Weighted Average Stock Price-to-Earnings Ratio (P/E Ratio) is the harmonic weighted average of the ratio of each stock’s share price to its trailing 12 month earnings per share. Weighted Average Stock Price-to-Book-Value Ratio (P/B Ratio) is the harmonic weighted average of the ratio of each stock’s market price to its net asset value. Dividend Yield is the harmonic weighted average of the ratio of each stock’s annual dividend per share to its market price. Price-to-Earnings, Price-to-Book and Dividend Yield are calculated as of 09/30/18. Turnover shows the average buying and selling activity in the portfolio in terms of how much of the index’s value changed from 01/10/2017 to 09/30/18 calculated by taking the sum of the daily purchases and sales and dividing the lesser of the absolute value of both by the average assets during the entire period, expressed as an annualized percentage. P/E, P/B, Dividend Yield, and Turnover are calculated by Syntax via FactSet. Top holdings and security classifications used in calculating allocation tables are based on ending weight as of 09/30/18. Market-cap allocations are based on the S&P/Citibank Style classification.