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Co-Founder, President, CEO,
Reality Shares Inc.
Eric Ervin is the President and CEO of Reality Shares, a firm solely focused on the power of dividend growth investing. Eric launched Reality Shares in 2012 with the goal of providing investors an alternative range of indices, quantitative tools and rules-based ETFs helping investors and advisers analyze and access institutional-quality dividend investment strategies.
Ervin wanted to come up with a better way to package and deliver dividend growth investment solutions to investors of all sizes. By bringing a unique forward-looking approach to dividend analysis and investment, Eric led the launch of investment analytics tools such as DIVCON, a dividend health analysis system, and the Guard Indicator, a directional market indicator to help investors and advisers. These tools were designed to help investors access the power of dividend growth, as well as providing alternative dividend investment solutions to manage risk.
Focusing on companies with strong dividend histories makes sense for investors, but that's only part of the equation. Size matters when you're talking about dividend growth.
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