RBC Canadian Bank Yield Index ETF

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Investment Objective

RBC Canadian Bank Yield Index ETF seeks to replicate, to the extent possible and before fees and expenses, the performance of a portfolio of Canadian bank stocks. Currently, the RBC Canadian Bank Yield Index ETF seeks to track the Solactive Canada Bank Yield Index (or any successor thereto). The investment strategy of the RBC Canadian Bank Yield Index ETF is to invest in and hold the Constituent Securities (as defined herein) of the Solactive Canada Bank Yield Index in substantially the same proportion as they are reflected in the Solactive Canada Bank Yield Index.

Fund Information

Ticker Symbol: RBNK
Exchange: TSX
Assets ($mm): 63.39
Units Outstanding: 3,250,000
Mgmt. Fee: 0.29
MER: 0.33
CUSIP: 75525D109
Income Distribution: Monthly
Capital Gains Distribution: Annually
Index: Solactive Canada Bank Yield Index
Inception Date: Oct, 2017
Registered Account Eligibility: RRSPs, RRIFs, RESPs, DPSPs and TFSAs


Fund Market Price
(as of May 23, 2019)
Closing Price 19.49
Change ($) -0.22
Change (%) -1.12
Market 52 Week High 21.19
Market 52 Week Low 17.72
Volume 10,976
Fund Net Asset Value
(as of May 23, 2019)
NAV Price 19.50
Change ($) -0.24
Change (%) -1.19
NAV per Share 52 Week High 21.12
NAV per Share 52 Week Low 17.73

Performance Analysis

(as of April 30, 2019)
  YTD 1Mo 3Mo 6Mo 1Yr 3Yr 5Yr Since Incep
NAV 13.84% 6.12% 4.06% 7.46% 6.66% 4.73%

Portfolio Analysis

 (as of May 23, 2019)
Number of Securities 6
Weighted Average Dividend Yield (%)
Weighted Average Price to Earnings 10.35
Weighted Average Price to Book 1.56
Weighted Average Market Cap ($MM) 77,812
Weighted Average Beta 0.95

Sector Breakdown
(as of April 30, 2019)

Industry Breakdown
(as of April 30, 2019)

Underlying Holdings  (as of May 23, 2019) % Assets
Top Holdings (% of Portfolio) 100.0%
Total Number of Holdings 6

Distributions & Tax Information

Distributions for Year: 2019
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Distr. Period Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date Cash Distr. Per Unit Re-invested Distr. Per Unit Total Distr. Per Unit††
Jan, 2019 01-23-2019 01-24-2019 01-31-2019 0.066 0.066
Feb, 2019 02-21-2019 02-22-2019 02-28-2019 0.068 0.068
Mar, 2019 03-21-2019 03-22-2019 03-29-2019 0.065 0.065
Apr, 2019 04-22-2019 04-23-2019 04-30-2019 0.068 0.068
May, 2019 05-22-2019 05-23-2019 05-31-2019 0.065 0.065
Year to Date   0.332 0.332


Securities regulations do not allow us to report performance for an exchange-traded fund that has been available for less than one year. This fund was launched October 19, 2017.

† Distributions by the RBC ETF that are not paid in cash but result in additional units of the RBC ETF. These distributions should be accounted for by investors for tax purposes by adding the distribution amount to the adjusted cost base of the units held.

†† The exact tax treatment of the distributions for a calendar year is calculated after the RBC ETF's tax year-end. As a result, investors will receive an official tax statement from their broker detailing the type of income they have to report for tax purposes for the entire year and not for each distribution.

Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Please read the prospectus or Fund Facts document before investing. ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. ETF units are bought and sold at market price on a stock exchange and brokerage commissions will reduce returns. RBC ETFs do not seek to return any predetermined amount at maturity. Index returns do not represent RBC ETF returns. RBC ETFs are managed by RBC Global Asset Management Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. The indicated rates of return are the historical total returns for the periods including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account sales, redemption, commission charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns.

The RBC ETFs referred to herein have been developed solely by RBC GAM.

Solactive Canada Bank Yield Index, Solactive U.S. Banks Yield Index and Solactive U.S. Banks Yield (CAD Hedged) Index are calculated and published by Solactive AG. The RBC ETF referred to herein is not sponsored, promoted, sold or supported by Solactive AG. Solactive AG does not offer any express or implicit guarantee or assurance regarding the results to be obtained from the use of the index or index price nor does Solactive AG make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the ETF.