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BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund (DSU)

Taxable Bond Funds - High Yield Bond Funds

Data as of Oct. 17, 2019
Market Price $10.62 (+ $0.02)
NAV (Oct. 17, 2019) $12.05 (+ $0.01)
Premium / Discount -11.87% (+0.09%)
Fund Info
Inception March 27, 1998
Sponsor BlackRock Advisors
Website www.blackrock.com/inve...
Phone 1-800-882-0052
Objective: Current income; US companies debt instruments
Related Indexes
12 Major CEF Sectors Index
High Yield Bond Index
60/40 Balanced (w/ BDCs) Index
Taxable Bond & BDC Index
US Bond Index
Capital & Leverage
Outstanding Shares 49,595,675
Total Assets (Reported: Feb. 28, 2019) $971M
Estimated Total Assets $853M
Net Assets $598M
Market Cap $527M
Purchases Turnover 59.06%
Sales Turnover 61.80%
Total Leverage 29.91%
Structural Leverage (out of total) 100.00%
Portfolio Leverage (out of total) 0.00%
Expense Ratio 2.23%
Non Lev Exp Ratio 0.96%
Rel Lev Cost 2.80%
Discount Data
Average Discount (3 Yr) -10.16%
Discount Low(3 Yr) -16.19%
Discount High(3 Yr) -6.57%
Discount Rel Range 44.91%
Comp Discount -7.39
Discount St Dev (1Yr) 0.99
Z-Stat (6mo) -0.19
Z-Stat (1Yr) 0.28
Z-Stat (3Yr) -0.93
Comp Z-Stat (6mo) -1.24
Comp Z-Stat (3Yr) -1.64
Distribution Data
Market Yield 8.03%
Income Yield 8.03%
Lev Adj NAV Yield 5.45%
Distribution Frequency M
Current Distribution $0.071
Current Income $0.071
Ex-Date 10/11/19
Payable Date 10/31/19
Div Growth (3yr) 18.50%
Dividend Change 3.8% on 10/1/19
Expected Div 11/1/19
RoC (1yr) 0.79%
RoC (3yr) 0.27%
Tax Dividend Data 2018 2016 - 2018
Income 100% 100%
ST Gains 0% 0%
QDI 1.0% 0.3%
LT Gains 0% 0%
RoC 0% 0%
Volume & Liquidity
Average Daily $ (M) $1,451
Avg Volume 30 day 162,089
Avg Volume 90 day 136,650
Volume Trend 18.62%
Comp Volume Trend 22.22%
Correlation & Volatility
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. S&P 500 (TR)
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. CEFA's 12 Major CEF Sectors Index
Price Correlation (1yr)
vs. CEFA's High Yield Bond Index
Most Correlated Peer (Mk Pr): FSD 88.0%
NAV - Price Correlation (30 d) 97.4%
NAV - Price Correlation (90 d) 81.5%
NAV - Price Correlation (1 Yr) 89.3%
Price St Dev (1Yr) 8.4%
NAV St Dev (1Yr) 4.1%
Earnings / Share (8/31/19) $0.065
Earn Coverage 91.70%
Earnings Trend Down
UNII / Share (8/31/19) $0.017
Rel UNII 2.00
UNII Trend Down
Bond Specific Data
Maturity 6.46
Duration 1.13
Credit Rating (rbo) B
Investment Grade 1.40%
Non Investment Grade 95.35%
Unrated Bonds 3.25%
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. S&P 500 (TR)
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. CEFA's 12 Major CEF Sectors Index
NAV Beta (2yr)
vs. CEFA's High Yield Bond Index


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