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CEF Advisors' CEF/BDC Indexes Performance

Data as of March 24, 2017 from "CEFA's Closed-End Fund Universe Data"

Indexes Data

Diversified Indexes

Index Current($) Previous Day(%) 1 Week(%) 1 Month(%) 3 Month(%) 6 Month(%) 1 Year(%) 3 Year(%) 5 Year(%) MTD(%) QTD(%) YTD(%)
Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV
01. 12 Major CEF Sectors Index 1,042.28 1,092.08 0.19 0.18 -0.24 -0.25 -0.96 -0.30 5.49 3.52 4.51 3.76 19.87 15.54 6.10 5.81 7.83 8.34 -1.70 -0.78 4.23 2.80 4.23 2.80
02. High Income Index 1,062.52 1,116.51 0.27 0.22 -0.36 -0.33 -0.54 -0.65 6.79 3.58 6.39 4.79 27.61 20.96 3.11 3.01 6.20 6.74 -1.47 -1.06 6.25 2.85 6.25 2.85
03. Equity Income Index 1,067.92 1,155.38 0.11 0.18 -0.60 -0.63 -0.36 -0.36 7.38 4.96 6.04 4.84 22.33 17.82 4.63 4.21 7.28 7.62 -1.42 -0.80 6.79 4.42 6.79 4.42
04. 60/40 Balanced (w/ BDCs) Index 1,060.07 1,132.04 0.24 0.23 -0.25 -0.30 -0.00 0.09 7.12 4.85 6.90 5.26 21.50 16.81 5.84 5.58 8.06 8.33 -0.72 -0.28 6.01 4.20 6.01 4.20
05. Tax-Sensitive Income Index 1,036.32 1,099.79 0.20 0.29 -0.12 -0.11 -1.95 -1.08 3.82 3.02 1.44 3.29 21.02 21.48 1.93 1.64 3.85 4.37 -2.79 -1.31 3.63 2.43 3.63 2.43
06. Taxable Bond & BDC Index 1,038.87 1,080.66 0.28 0.24 0.10 0.18 -0.28 0.41 5.32 3.47 4.09 3.16 17.24 13.27 6.04 5.51 6.47 7.11 -1.14 -0.24 3.89 2.80 3.89 2.80
07. Discount CEF/BDC Index 1,047.24 1,280.85 0.30 0.27 -0.04 0.07 -0.89 -0.63 5.08 2.90 1.47 3.42 13.42 16.12 0.25 3.31 3.31 6.31 -1.33 -0.76 4.72 2.55 4.72 2.55
08. Premium CEF/BDC Index 1,017.89 965.29 -0.09 0.06 -0.68 -0.12 -0.28 0.24 3.52 3.48 4.14 3.60 17.19 12.14 10.47 8.23 10.40 9.35 -1.12 -0.42 1.79 2.57 1.79 2.57

Equity Sector Indexes

Index Current($) Previous Day(%) 1 Week(%) 1 Month(%) 3 Month(%) 6 Month(%) 1 Year(%) 3 Year(%) 5 Year(%) MTD(%) QTD(%) YTD(%)
Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV
01. International Equity Index 1,127.15 1,273.39 0.46 0.53 1.43 0.58 3.15 2.30 14.34 12.34 5.30 3.95 17.18 15.00 3.17 4.10 3.80 4.47 4.25 3.28 12.72 11.03 12.72 11.03
02. US Equity Index 1,056.05 1,123.67 -0.21 -0.18 -1.25 -1.45 -0.06 -0.83 6.10 4.17 9.24 8.46 21.02 16.74 8.70 7.97 10.91 10.12 -0.82 -1.16 5.61 3.77 5.61 3.77
03. Global Equity Index 1,086.33 1,203.63 0.30 0.34 -0.11 -0.20 1.16 0.72 9.86 7.51 9.85 7.80 21.50 17.58 5.32 5.53 8.59 8.88 0.84 0.79 8.63 6.58 8.63 6.58
04. Covered Call / Option Funds Index 1,056.54 1,121.91 -0.02 0.12 -1.04 -1.19 -0.22 -0.58 5.59 3.90 6.27 7.06 19.45 15.54 7.41 6.70 9.55 8.67 -0.99 -0.83 5.65 3.65 5.65 3.65
05. Global Real Estate, REIT & Real Asset Index 1,046.80 1,170.71 0.39 0.04 0.50 -0.20 -0.56 -1.17 6.94 4.63 -1.02 -2.41 15.09 10.07 9.59 9.76 9.86 10.97 -2.79 -2.44 4.68 2.03 4.68 2.03
06. Utilities / Infrastructure Index 1,081.16 1,163.81 0.37 0.47 0.46 0.84 0.27 1.68 7.92 7.09 4.65 2.46 18.49 15.03 8.02 7.39 9.64 11.08 -0.75 0.48 8.12 6.90 8.12 6.90
07. Master Limited Partnership (MLP) Fund Index 1,029.20 1,075.55 0.35 0.63 -0.74 -0.34 -4.26 -3.26 2.46 0.38 7.22 7.63 49.87 51.50 -6.79 -7.55 -0.41 0.93 -5.39 -3.17 2.92 0.39 2.92 0.39
08. Preferred Equity Index 1,041.04 1,060.89 0.07 0.05 0.04 0.08 0.89 1.15 6.71 5.32 0.32 2.24 12.11 12.32 11.62 9.73 9.99 10.46 -0.74 -0.21 4.10 5.01 4.10 5.01

Bond Sector Indexes

Index Current($) Previous Day(%) 1 Week(%) 1 Month(%) 3 Month(%) 6 Month(%) 1 Year(%) 3 Year(%) 5 Year(%) MTD(%) QTD(%) YTD(%)
Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV Price NAV
01. Debt-Focused Business Development Company (BDC) Index 1,040.13 1,028.06 0.51 0.20 -1.27 0.30 -1.80 0.88 4.63 1.16 10.58 4.23 29.76 10.37 7.33 8.46 11.13 10.35 -1.13 0.59 4.01 0.61 4.01 0.61
02. BDC Baby Bond / Debt Index 1,024.99 N/A 0.09 N/A 0.40 N/A 1.15 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.98 N/A 2.50 N/A 2.50 N/A
03. High Yield Bond Index 1,018.23 1,082.65 0.19 0.19 0.04 -0.38 -0.80 -0.65 3.13 2.53 4.80 5.01 19.77 19.14 3.42 4.27 4.77 7.56 -2.17 -1.53 1.82 1.98 1.82 1.98
04. Senior Loan Index 1,020.45 1,036.44 0.15 0.02 -0.15 -0.39 -0.18 0.08 3.04 1.50 10.89 5.19 24.89 15.02 6.11 4.87 6.39 6.70 -1.10 -0.56 2.05 1.09 2.05 1.09
05. Convertible Bond Index 1,060.68 1,121.63 0.32 0.55 -1.11 -0.69 -2.57 -2.25 6.19 2.74 5.82 4.81 27.59 19.69 0.56 1.62 6.26 6.82 -2.70 -2.01 6.07 2.58 6.07 2.58
06. Investment Grade Bond Index 1,013.64 1,046.34 -0.13 0.16 0.58 0.35 -1.08 0.44 3.23 3.26 -1.33 1.14 9.50 9.50 6.50 5.32 5.54 6.44 -1.78 -0.47 1.36 1.84 1.36 1.84
07. Multisector Bond Fund Index 1,058.93 1,051.86 0.19 0.16 0.55 0.25 0.47 0.63 7.59 4.46 4.95 5.10 20.32 18.54 8.70 7.16 8.71 9.73 -0.54 -0.21 5.89 3.39 5.89 3.39
08. National Municipal Bond Index 1,010.28 1,056.43 0.16 0.03 0.89 0.64 -0.67 0.68 2.08 2.68 -7.41 -4.21 -1.71 0.53 7.63 7.08 5.24 6.03 -1.46 -0.00 1.03 1.62 1.03 1.62
09. High Yield Municipal Index 1,017.93 1,060.14 -0.06 0.04 0.62 0.63 -0.23 0.75 2.45 2.66 -7.64 -3.08 -2.18 1.72 5.96 7.25 5.38 6.89 -1.24 -0.06 1.79 1.83 1.79 1.83
10. Term Municipal Fund Index 1,022.52 1,021.38 0.30 0.07 0.77 0.41 0.75 0.27 2.71 1.47 -2.27 -2.12 2.10 0.66 4.58 3.89 3.97 3.95 0.49 -0.11 2.25 0.95 2.25 0.95


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These indexes were created and developed by Closed-End Fund Advisors, Inc. CEF Advisors launched these indexes in January 2017 based on December 31, 2016 data and began pricing on January 1, 2017. CEF Advisors does not guarantee the accuracy or the completeness of the index or any data included therein and CEF Advisors shall have no liability for any errors, omissions or interruptions therein. CEF Advisors makes no warranty, express or implied, as to results to be obtained by any person or entity from the use of the index or any data included therein. CEF Advisors makes no express or implied warranties, and expressly disclaims all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use with respect to the index or any data included therein. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall CEF Advisors have any liability for any special, punitive, direct, indirect or consequential damages (including lost profits) arising out of matters relating to the use of the index, even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

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