The 2VA Society Defended Index (“SDI”) only invests in large and mid-cap US companies and excludes companies that oppose 2nd Amendment rights, border security and support for law enforcement (which we refer to as “Civil Safe Society”) as evaluated by unique proprietary research developed by 2ndVote Research (2VR). The SDI Index then rates the remaining companies employing a unique financial model designed to identify those companies that have the financial characteristics to outperform the market in the then-current monetary regime. The proprietary financial model 2VA employs is licensed from Economic Index Associates.
The resulting model index is replicable, investable, rules-based and transparent. Effectively-managed risk is a natural outgrowth of the dynamic financial model—the approach of re-evaluating stocks across regimes produces dynamic portfolios that are not stuck in static sectors, factors, styles or strategy bets that move out of favor.
The financial model is not political in nature – the index includes the stocks that our financial methodology indicates will be the best performing and that do not oppose 2nd Amendment rights, border security and support for law enforcement. Over 90% of SDI portfolio companies score Neutral on 2VR’s Civil Safe Society criterion, with the remainder scoring Positive.1
This results in profit-oriented, business-focused companies (that are mostly neutral) for the SDI Index – with the highest modeled return expectations.
1Rebalancing is done on at least a quarterly basis based on changes to the universe of SDI eligible securities and the financial metrics employed by EIA. Changes to the index may take up to 60 days to implement.