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06. Investment Grade Bond Index

Data as of

About the Index

(1) Taxable Bond Funds groupings according to CEFdata.com. (2) Removing funds with US / Non US Equity over 5% each. (3) Removing funds with non investment grade bond exposure over 35%. (4) 90-day average trade dollar $ liquidity over $200K. (5) Adding funds classified as Taxable Municipal Bond Funds on CEFdata.com. Equal weight each fund for the index. The index constituents will be rebalanced each quarter.

Index Performance

Current($) Previous Day(%) 1 Week(%) 1 Month(%) 3 Month(%) 6 Month(%) 1 Year(%) 3 Year(%) 5 Year(%) MTD(%) QTD(%) YTD(%)
Price 1,114.28 -0.25 0.14 0.68 2.53 7.91 8.48 6.80 4.46 -0.41 1.93 9.79
NAV 1,090.49 -0.12 -0.19 0.52 2.25 5.99 7.70 5.00 5.37 -0.49 1.99 7.85
Difference 0.13 -0.33 -0.16 -0.28 -1.93 -0.78 -1.80 0.91 -0.08 0.06 -1.94
* Periods greater than 1 Year are annualized.      ** On Inception Date (12/30/16), Index Price was $1,000 and NAV was $1,000.00
2017 - Monthly Performance (%)
Jan Feb Mar Q1 Apr May Jun Q2 1H Jul Aug Sep Q3 Oct Nov Dec Q4 2H 2017
Price 2.40 1.41 -0.01 3.92 1.46 1.16 0.44 3.94 7.86 1.67 0.35 - - - - - - - 10.20
NAV 1.41 1.35 0.25 3.14 0.85 1.17 0.17 2.72 5.86 1.19 0.58 - - - - - - - 8.34
Difference -0.99 -0.06 0.26 -0.77 -0.60 0.00 -0.27 -1.23 -2.00 -0.47 0.23 - - - - - - - -1.86

Performance Chart

Discount

Characteristics

PORTFOLIO
Weighted Average Data
Discount
-0.75%
1Yr Disc
-2.11%
3Yr Disc
-3.81%
5Yr Disc
-3.14%
Rel Disc Range (3yr)
74.49%
Mkt Yield
6.59%
Lev Adj NAV Yield
5.48%
After Tax Yield*
5.15%
Est Tax Friction*
1.44%
3Yr NAV Volatiliy
5.44
1 Yr RoC
10.97%
3 Yr Dest RoC
9.62%
Leverage
21.37%
Non Lev Exp Ratio
0.96%
Beta (2yr)
0.10
Equity Exposure
0.04%
Bond Exposure
97.57%
# Holdings
28
Cash Weighted Duration
6.23
Comp NAV TR
-1.23%
Comp Discount
0.75%
Net Assets (M)
537
Liquidity - 90d (K)
1,311
* Based on marginal tax rates of 25% and long-term capital gains rates of 15%.

Asset Allocation

Asset Allocation as reported by each fund's sponsor as of the last reporting period.

Constituents


28 Funds

Ticker Name Sponsor Allocation Discount Market Yield RoC(1yr) Leverage Net Assets Liquidity (90d)
BBN BR Taxable Muni BndTr BlackRock 3.63 -0.55 6.71 0.00 34.94 1,354 2,547
BHK BR Core Bnd Tr BlackRock 3.51 -5.45 5.55 0.96 26.35 801 1,430
BKT BR Incm Tr BlackRock 3.49 -5.38 5.02 0.00 30.09 428 527
BTZ BR Cr Alloc Incm Tr BlackRock 3.54 -9.04 6.27 4.30 19.60 1,593 2,110
DUC D&P Util & Corp Bnd Tr Duff & Phelps 3.55 -5.94 6.54 41.58 31.00 268 347
EDD MS Emrg Mkt Dom Dbt Morgan Stanley 3.67 -11.28 7.26 26.09 31.79 625 1,710
FAX Abd Asia-Pacific Incm Fd Aberdeen 3.66 -6.68 8.12 49.43 29.87 1,397 2,672
GBAB Gghm Taxable Muni Mgd Dur Guggenheim 3.54 -2.31 6.60 0.00 22.02 408 696
GDO WA Glbl Corp Dfin Opp Fd Legg Mason 3.68 -4.11 7.39 0.00 22.35 287 769
IGI WA Inv Grd Dfin Opp Tr Legg Mason 3.42 1.24 4.79 0.00 0.00 227 502
IHIT Invsc Hi Incm 2023 Tgt Trm Fd Invesco 3.50 -0.99 6.00 0.00 25.00 242 446
INSI Insight Sel Incm Fd Cutwater 3.65 -2.77 3.86 0.00 0.00 228 387
JHS JH Incm Sec Tr John Hancock 3.51 -3.94 5.20 0.00 33.49 181 250
MGF MFS Govt Mkt Incm Tr MFS 3.48 -4.26 7.63 60.66 0.00 168 288
MIN MFS Imd Incm Tr MFS 3.52 -4.68 9.01 66.67 0.00 529 1,038
NBB Nuv Bld Amrc Bnd Fd Nuveen 3.67 -2.43 5.69 0.00 27.79 589 1,418
NBD Nuv Bld Amrc Bnd Opp Fd Nuveen 3.69 -3.23 5.09 0.00 28.19 168 194
PAI WA Incm Fd Legg Mason 3.95 10.16 4.11 0.00 0.00 144 408
PCN PIMCO Corp & Incm Stgy Fd PIMCO 3.49 11.77 7.90 3.80 20.83 598 2,415
PFL PIMCO Incm Stgy Fd PIMCO 3.63 4.84 8.90 0.00 24.76 294 1,221
PFN PIMCO Incm Stgy Fd II PIMCO 3.59 2.13 9.11 0.00 23.40 612 2,109
PHK PIMCO Hi Incm Fd PIMCO 3.39 21.08 11.63 17.08 22.51 883 4,081
PTY PIMCO Corp & Incm Opp Fd PIMCO 3.61 11.79 9.35 1.35 42.21 1,163 5,273
RCS PIMCO Stgc Incm Fd PIMCO 3.39 25.26 8.89 12.52 22.94 331 1,354
VBF Invsc Bnd Fd Invesco 3.51 -3.63 4.21 0.96 0.00 232 588
WEA WA Prmr Bnd Fd Legg Mason 3.52 -3.85 6.23 0.00 25.25 173 415
WIA WA/C Inf-Lnk Sec & Incm Fd Western Asset 3.60 -11.26 3.57 13.28 27.56 381 565
WIW WA/C Inf-Lnk Opp & Incm Fd Western Asset 3.61 -11.35 3.81 12.81 26.33 782 1,191

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