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as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
13.00 9.45 - - 8.98
Market Price (%)   13.61 8.89 - - 9.02
Benchmark (%)   13.34 9.57 - - 9.51
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   10.62 7.50 - - 7.04
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   7.26 6.48 - - 6.19
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
11.42 0.17 5.04 11.42 13.00 31.11 - - 48.02
Market Price (%)   11.93 0.30 5.15 11.93 13.61 29.11 - - 48.30
Benchmark (%)   11.80 0.23 5.28 11.80 13.34 31.55 - - 51.38
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   10.52 0.02 4.54 10.52 10.62 24.23 - - 36.41
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   6.45 0.09 2.84 6.45 7.26 20.73 - - 31.54
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   - 10.50 15.31 12.91 -7.05
Market Price (%)   - 10.52 17.20 11.15 -7.79
Benchmark (%)   18.97 11.86 15.15 13.49 -6.81


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.
Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return on Capital
Sep 2, 2014 Sep 8, 2014 Sep 4, 2014 $0.209001 - - - -
Aug 1, 2014 Aug 7, 2014 Aug 5, 2014 $0.214218 - - - -
Jul 1, 2014 Jul 8, 2014 Jul 3, 2014 $0.201095 - - - -
Jun 2, 2014 Jun 6, 2014 Jun 4, 2014 $0.200286 - - - -
May 1, 2014 May 7, 2014 May 5, 2014 $0.222442 - - - -
Apr 1, 2014 Apr 7, 2014 Apr 3, 2014 $0.221737 - - - -
Mar 3, 2014 Mar 7, 2014 Mar 5, 2014 $0.224445 - - - -
Feb 3, 2014 Feb 7, 2014 Feb 5, 2014 $0.221902 - - - -
Dec 26, 2013 Jan 2, 2014 Dec 30, 2013 $0.224411 $0.224411 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 2, 2013 Dec 6, 2013 Dec 4, 2013 $0.329430 $0.245077 $0.049519 $0.034834 $0.000000
Nov 1, 2013 Nov 7, 2013 Nov 5, 2013 $0.231567 $0.231567 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Oct 1, 2013 Oct 7, 2013 Oct 3, 2013 $0.216859 $0.216859 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Sep 3, 2013 Sep 9, 2013 Sep 5, 2013 $0.237610 $0.237610 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Aug 1, 2013 Aug 7, 2013 Aug 5, 2013 $0.220601 $0.220601 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jul 1, 2013 Jul 8, 2013 Jul 3, 2013 $0.233245 $0.233245 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 3, 2013 Jun 7, 2013 Jun 5, 2013 $0.230461 $0.230461 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
May 1, 2013 May 7, 2013 May 3, 2013 $0.229912 $0.229912 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Apr 1, 2013 Apr 5, 2013 Apr 3, 2013 $0.229551 $0.229551 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Mar 1, 2013 Mar 7, 2013 Mar 5, 2013 $0.220996 $0.220996 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Feb 1, 2013 Feb 7, 2013 Feb 5, 2013 $0.187512 $0.187512 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 26, 2012 Jan 2, 2013 Dec 28, 2012 $0.234762 $0.234762 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 3, 2012 Dec 7, 2012 Dec 5, 2012 $0.210001 $0.210001 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Nov 1, 2012 Nov 7, 2012 Nov 5, 2012 $0.212100 $0.212100 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Oct 1, 2012 Oct 5, 2012 Oct 3, 2012 $0.217095 $0.217095 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Sep 4, 2012 Sep 10, 2012 Sep 6, 2012 $0.194646 $0.194646 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Aug 1, 2012 Aug 7, 2012 Aug 3, 2012 $0.237854 $0.237854 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jul 2, 2012 Jul 9, 2012 Jul 5, 2012 $0.235575 $0.235575 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 1, 2012 Jun 7, 2012 Jun 5, 2012 $0.249603 $0.249603 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
May 1, 2012 May 7, 2012 May 3, 2012 $0.225010 $0.225010 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Apr 2, 2012 Apr 9, 2012 Apr 4, 2012 $0.250133 $0.250133 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Mar 1, 2012 Mar 7, 2012 Mar 5, 2012 $0.241215 $0.241215 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Feb 1, 2012 Feb 7, 2012 Feb 3, 2012 $0.232685 $0.232685 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 27, 2011 Jan 4, 2012 Dec 29, 2011 $0.209087 $0.209087 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 1, 2011 Dec 7, 2011 Dec 5, 2011 $0.205033 $0.205033 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Nov 1, 2011 Nov 7, 2011 Nov 3, 2011 $0.213832 $0.213832 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Oct 3, 2011 Oct 7, 2011 Oct 5, 2011 $0.225071 $0.225071 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Sep 1, 2011 Sep 8, 2011 Sep 6, 2011 $0.160784 $0.160784 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Aug 1, 2011 Aug 5, 2011 Aug 3, 2011 $0.238746 $0.238746 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jul 1, 2011 Jul 8, 2011 Jul 6, 2011 $0.207911 $0.207911 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 1, 2011 Jun 7, 2011 Jun 3, 2011 $0.239106 $0.239106 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
May 2, 2011 May 6, 2011 May 4, 2011 $0.239256 $0.239256 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Apr 1, 2011 Apr 7, 2011 Apr 5, 2011 $0.237509 $0.237509 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Mar 1, 2011 Mar 7, 2011 Mar 3, 2011 $0.215153 $0.215153 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Feb 1, 2011 Feb 7, 2011 Feb 3, 2011 $0.235654 $0.235654 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 28, 2010 Jan 4, 2011 Dec 30, 2010 $0.265733 $0.265733 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 1, 2010 Dec 7, 2010 Dec 3, 2010 $0.258971 $0.258971 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Nov 1, 2010 Nov 5, 2010 Nov 3, 2010 $0.226253 $0.226253 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Oct 1, 2010 Oct 7, 2010 Oct 5, 2010 $0.238247 $0.238247 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Sep 1, 2010 Sep 8, 2010 Sep 3, 2010 $0.189078 $0.189078 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Aug 2, 2010 Aug 6, 2010 Aug 4, 2010 $0.242372 $0.242372 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jul 1, 2010 Jul 8, 2010 Jul 6, 2010 $0.236844 $0.236844 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 1, 2010 Jun 7, 2010 Jun 3, 2010 $0.191889 $0.191889 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
May 3, 2010 May 7, 2010 May 5, 2010 $0.243944 $0.243944 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Apr 1, 2010 Apr 8, 2010 Apr 6, 2010 $0.247001 $0.247001 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Mar 1, 2010 Mar 5, 2010 Mar 3, 2010 $0.224894 $0.224894 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Feb 1, 2010 Feb 5, 2010 Feb 3, 2010 $0.239880 $0.239880 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 29, 2009 Jan 5, 2010 Dec 31, 2009 $0.158880 $0.158880 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.



The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.
Greatest Premium  

Jun 18, 2014

0.93%
Greatest Discount  

-

0.00%
Days ± 0.5% of NAV 36
Percent ± 0.5% of NAV 57.14%
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Number of Days At:

Premium   62
NAV   1
Discount   0

Premium/Discount Range

# of Days

≥ 0.5 up to 1.0

28

≥ 0.0 up to 0.5

35

Chart Description  

Why is there a difference between NAV and Closing Price?  

Possible Timing Discrepancies  

Holdings

as of 12-Sep-2014

Issuer Weight (%)

as of 12-Sep-2014

Holding ISIN SEDOL Weight (%) Market Value Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Price YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%)
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VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC

Industrials

US92343VBT08 BDV0L62 1.12 $6,017,844 6.55 Sep 15, 2043 13.65 123.44 5.01 - 5.01
holding-image

GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL CORP

Financial

US36962GXZ26 2859233 0.94 $5,046,855 6.75 Mar 15, 2032 10.78 130.82 4.23 - 4.23
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CALIFORNIA ST

U.S. TAXABLE MUNICIPAL

US13063A5G50 B41WHL2 0.87 $4,676,384 7.55 Apr 1, 2039 12.74 146.14 4.44 - 4.44
holding-image

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC

Industrials

US92343VBS25 BDV82M9 0.77 $4,126,608 6.40 Sep 15, 2033 11.27 121.37 4.68 - 4.68
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BLK CSH FND TREASURY SL AGENCY

-

US0669224778 - 0.75 $4,044,633 0.15 - 0.00 1.00 0.15 - 0.15
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ILLINOIS ST

U.S. TAXABLE MUNICIPAL

US452151LF83 2177258 0.58 $3,118,752 5.10 Jun 1, 2033 10.02 97.46 5.35 - 5.35
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WAL-MART STORES INC

Industrials

US931142CK74 B242VX5 0.51 $2,726,652 6.50 Aug 15, 2037 12.97 130.84 4.33 - 4.33
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TURKEY (REPUBLIC OF)

Foreign Sovereign

US900123AL40 5866575 0.50 $2,673,269 11.88 Jan 15, 2030 8.81 172.47 5.03 - 5.03
holding-image

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC

Industrials

US92343VBZ67 BKR3FT5 0.49 $2,639,878 5.05 Mar 15, 2034 12.04 105.60 4.62 - 4.62
holding-image

TURKEY (REPUBLIC OF)

Foreign Sovereign

US900123BB58 B2Q3T87 0.48 $2,604,000 7.25 Mar 5, 2038 12.17 124.00 5.43 - 5.43
Name ISIN SEDOL Sector Weight (%) Market Value Coupon (%) Maturity Duration Price YTM (%) Yield to Call (%) Yield to Worst (%)
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 12-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

Industrials

53.20%

Financial

12.55%

Other/Undefined

9.84%

Utility

8.57%

Foreign Sovereign

8.20%

U.S. TAXABLE MUNICIPAL

6.36%

Local-Authority

0.41%

Supranational

0.37%

Sovereign

0.17%

Government Guaranteed

0.13%

Consumer Services

0.12%

Healthcare

0.09%

as of 12-Sep-2014

  • 46
  • 37
  • 28
  • 18
  • 09
  • 0

0.20

7.29

16.78

27.64

46.07

  • 5 - 10 Years

  • 10 - 15 Years

  • 15 - 20 Years

  • 20 - 25 Years

  • 25+ Years

as of 12-Sep-2014

% of Market Value

AAA/Aaa

2.93%

2.31%

AA+/Aa1

3.31%

2.06%

AA/Aa2

5.19%

5.89%

AA-/Aa3

4.85%

5.13%

A+/A1

4.45%

8.63%

A/A2

16.94%

10.10%

A-/A3

15.14%

16.65%

BBB+/Baa1

18.72%

15.26%

BBB/Baa2

15.71%

19.19%

BBB-/Baa3

7.31%

9.36%

BB+/Ba1

1.73%

0.30%

BB/Ba2

0.05%

0.09%

BB-/Ba3

-

-

B+/B1

-

-

B/B2

-

-

B-/B3

-

-

CCC+/Caa1

-

-

CCC/Caa2

-

-

CCC-/Caa3

-

-

CC/Ca

-

-

C

-

-

CI

-

-

R

-

-

SD

-

-

D

-

-

NR

0.56%

1.90%

Other

3.11%

3.13%

Cash

-

-

Govt/Cash

-

-

  • S&P

  • Moody's

Ratings are measured on a scale that generally ranges from AAA (S&P highest) or Aaa (Moody's highest) to D (S&P lowest) or C (Moody's lowest). "R" applies to securities where the issuing company is under regulatory supervision due to its financial situation. "SD" applies to securities where the issuing company has selectively defaulted on some obligations. “NR” applies to securities that are not rated. "Other" includes dividends booked but not yet received and, if applicable, short-term fixed income securities.
Allocations subject to change.

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 12-Sep-2014

$538,355,827
Inception Date Dec 8, 2009
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Fixed Income
Benchmark Index   Barclays U.S. Long Credit Index
Index Ticker LULCTRUU

Fund Credit Rating - S&P   BBB+f

Shares Outstanding 9,100,000
Number of Holdings

as of 12-Sep-2014

1,028
CUSIP 464289511
Price  

as of 12-Sep-2014

59.40
20 Day Avg. Volume   9,313
Premium/Discount  

as of 12-Sep-2014

0.44%
Options Available No

FEES
Expense Ratio   0.20%

For more information on S&P fund credit ratings, please click here.

NAIC Designated (Schedule D Eligible)

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 29-Aug-2014

-0.02
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 29-Aug-2014

8.22%

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 12-Sep-2014

4.44%
Distribution Yield  

as of 12-Sep-2014

4.05%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 12-Sep-2014

4.33%

Weighted Avg Coupon  

as of 12-Sep-2014

5.81%
Weighted Average Life  

as of 12-Sep-2014

23.31 yrs
Effective Duration  

as of 12-Sep-2014

12.68 yrs
Weighted Avg YTM  

as of 12-Sep-2014

4.60%
Option Adjusted Spread  

as of 12-Sep-2014

150 bps

% Stock 0.00%
% Bond 97.98%
% Cash 0.75%
% Other  

as of 12-Sep-2014

1.27%

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