Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF

NAV $20.96
Change $0.01 / 0.05%
As of 3/22/18

Market Close $20.96
Change ($0.01) / -0.05%
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Investment Objective

Guggenheim BulletShares 2019 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCJ) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the performance, before the fund’s fees and expenses, of an investment-grade corporate bond index called the NASDAQ BulletShares® USD Corporate Bond 2019 Index.

Index Description

The NASDAQ Bulletshares® USD Corporate Bond 2019 Index is designed to represent the performance of a held-to-maturity portfolio of U.S. dollar-denominated investment-grade corporate bonds with effective maturities in the year 2019.

Fund Highlights

  • Bond-Like Experience in an ETF: Combines the benefits of bonds—monthly income, final distribution at maturity, as well as control of portfolio maturity, yield, and credit quality—with the advantages of ETFs—broad diversification, liquidity, transparency, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Precise Exposure: Provides targeted investment-grade exposure, enabling investors to build customized portfolios tailored to specific maturity profiles, risk preferences, and investments goals.
  • Ease of Use: Provides a cost-effective and convenient way to build bond ladders and manage interest rate risk, via fixed-income ETFs with consecutively maturing years ranging from 2018 to 2027.

The Fund has a designated year of maturity of 2019 and will terminate on or about December 31, 2019. In connection with such termination, the Fund will make cash distribution to then-current shareholders of its net assets after making appropriate provisions for any liabilities of the Fund. The Fund does not seek to return any predetermined amount at maturity. The Fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in component securities that comprise the 2019 Index. Under normal conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in corporate bonds. The Fund has adopted a policy that requires the Fund to provide shareholders with at least 60 days notice prior to any material change in this policy or the 2019 Index. In the last six months of operation, when the bonds held by the Fund mature, the Fund’s portfolio will transition to cash and cash equivalents, including without limitation U.S. Treasury Bills and investment grade commercial paper. The Fund will terminate on or about the date above without requiring additional approval by the Trust’s Board of Trustees (the “Board”) or Fund shareholders. The Board may change the termination date to an earlier or later date without shareholder approval if a majority of the Board determines the change to be in the best interest of the Fund. The Board may change the Fund’s investment strategy and other policies without shareholder approval, except as otherwise indicated.

Top Fund Holdings

Security Name % of Net Assets
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV FIN 1.9 2/1/2019 1.05%
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 2.6 1/15/2019 0.98%
MORGAN STANLEY 5.625 9/23/2019 0.94%
MORGAN STANLEY 7.3 5/13/2019 0.86%
SHIRE ACQ INV IRELAND DA 1.9 9/23/2019 0.86%
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC 7.5 2/15/2019 0.82%
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 6.3 4/23/2019 0.82%
NOVARTIS SECS INVEST LTD 5.125 2/10/2019 0.77%
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 7.625 6/1/2019 0.77%
CREDIT SUISSE NEW YORK 2.3 5/28/2019 0.69%

Overall Morningstar RatingTM*

as of 12/31/2017
Among Short-Term Bond Funds

The fund was rated, based on its risk-adjusted returns, 4 stars for 3 years, 5 stars for 5 years, and 5 stars Overall out of 462, 399, and 462 Short-Term Bond funds, respectively.

Fund Profile

Fund Ticker BSCJ
Exchange NYSE Arca
CUSIP 18383M522
Fund Inception Date 3/28/2012
Expected Termination Date 12/31/2019
Distribution Schedule (if any) Monthly
Gross Expense Ratio 0.24%
Net Expense Ratio 0.24%
Fiscal Year-End 5/31
Index Ticker BSCBJ
Index Name NASDAQ BulletShares® USD Corporate Bond 2019 Index
Volume 150,030
Shares Outstanding 50,850,000
Total Assets $1,065,652,805
Investment Adviser Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC
Distributor Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC

Net Asset Value (NAV)

NAV $20.96
Change $0.01 | 0.05%
52-Week High $21.24
52-Week Low $20.94

Market Close

Closing Price $20.96
Change ($0.01) | -0.05%
52-Week High $21.29
52-Week Low $20.95
Bid/Ask Midpoint $20.96
Premium/Discount -0.02%

Fund Characteristics

Number of Securities 372
Average Duration 1.17
Average Maturity 1.25 years
Weighted Average Coupon 3.41

Current Distribution

Ex-Date 3/2/18
Record Date 3/6/18
Payable Date 3/8/18
Distribution per Share $0.027900

Index Methodology

NASDAQ BulletShares® USD Corporate Bond 2019 Index

BulletShares® USD Corporate Bond Indices measure the performance of maturity-targeted segments of the U.S. dollar-denominated investment grade corporate bond market. Set forth below are the criteria for determining the index family’s universe of eligible securities (the “Eligible Universe”) and the methodology for constructing each index. BulletShares® USD Corporate Bond Indices are owned by Guggenheim Index ServicesSM, an affiliate of Guggenheim Partners, and maintained by NASDAQ (the “Index Calculation Agent”). The BulletShares® methodology allocates bonds from the Eligible Universe into the BulletShares® Indices based on maturity, or in some cases effective maturity date.

Index Construction

BulletShares® USD Corporate Bond Indices
  1. Eligibility Criteria
    • Issuers. Only U.S. dollar-denominated bonds issued by companies domiciled in the U.S., Canada, Western Europe¹ or Japan are included in the Eligible Universe.
    • Types of Bonds. Bonds must pay fixed amounts of taxable interest to be included in the Eligible Universe. The following bond types are specifically included:
      • Fixed coupon bonds.
      • Callable bonds.
      • Step-ups, event-driven, rating-driven and registration-driven bonds.
      • Amortizing bonds and sinking funds with fixed sinking schedules.
    • Selection Criteria. Bonds must meet all of the following selection criteria to be included in the Eligible Universe:
      • Credit rating of at least BBB- from Standard and Poor’s or Fitch, or Baa3 by Moody’s.
      • Outstanding face value of at least $500 million (existing bonds in the eligible universe require $400 million face value to remain).
    • Exclusions. To ensure adequate investability, the following bond types are specifically excluded:
      • Non-SEC registered bonds (including Rule 144A bonds, Reg S bonds, private placements, Eurodollar² bonds and EuroMTN bonds).
      • Retail bonds.
      • Floating rate bonds.
      • Zero coupon bonds.
      • Convertible bonds.
      • Bonds cum or ex-warrant.
      • Bonds with one cash flow only.
      • New bonds that have already been called.
      • Inflation or other index-linked bonds.
      • Corporate bonds guaranteed by an agency, national or supranational government (including FDIC or TLGP).
      • Perpetual securities (including Trust Preferred).
      • Securities for which the Index Calculation Agent is unable to, or is prohibited from providing an evaluated price.
  2. Index Creation
    On a semi-annual basis (last business day of June and December), existing bonds in the Eligible Universe are distributed into BulletShares® USD Corporate Bond Indices in accordance with their effective maturities. If no embedded issuer call option exists, then effective maturity is the actual year of maturity. If a bond contains an embedded issuer call option with the first call date within 13 months of maturity and a par call price, then effective maturity shall be its actual year of maturity. In other cases, effective maturity shall be its actual year of maturity unless the yield to next call date is less than the yield to maturity, in which case its effective maturity shall be the year of the next call date.
  3. Target Weights
    BulletShares® USD Corporate Bond Indices employ a market value weighting methodology to weight individual positions, subject to a 5% limit on individual issuers in each index applied at each normal monthly rebalancing. Once set, target weights are free to float due to market actions. Weights are reviewed and the index rebalanced monthly.

¹Western Europe here includes: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

²Denoted by ISIN codes beginning with country codes other than “U.S.”

Risks and Other Considerations

Risk Considerations Investors should consider the following risk factors and special considerations associated with investing in the fund, which may cause you to lose money, including the entire principal amount that you invest. Interest Rate Risk: As interest rates rise, the value of fixed-income securities held by the fund are likely to decrease. Securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive to interest rate changes, making them more volatile than securities with shorter durations. Credit/Default Risk: Issuers or guarantors of debt instruments or the counterparty to a repurchase agreement or loan of portfolio securities may be unable or unwilling to make timely interest and/or principal payments or otherwise honor its obligations. Debt instruments are subject to varying degrees of credit risk, which may be reflected in credit ratings. Securities issued by the U.S. government generally have less credit risk than debt securities of non-government issuers. However, securities issued by certain U.S. government agencies are not necessarily backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Credit rating downgrades and defaults (failure to make interest or principal payment) may potentially reduce the fund’s income and share price. Asset Class Risk: The bonds in the fund’s portfolio may underperform the returns of other bonds or indexes that track other industries, markets, asset classes or sectors. Call Risk/Prepayment Risk: During periods of falling interest rates, an issuer of a callable bond may exercise its right to pay principal on an obligation earlier than expected. This may result in the fund’s having to reinvest proceeds at lower interest rates, resulting in a decline in the fund’s income. Extension Risk: An issuer may exercise its right to pay principal on an obligation later than expected. This may happen when there is a rise in interest rates. Under these circumstances, the value of the obligation will decrease and the fund’s performance may suffer from its inability to invest in higher yielding securities. Income Risk: Falling interest rates may cause the fund’s income to decline. Liquidity Risk: If the fund invests in illiquid securities or securities that become illiquid, fund returns may be reduced because the fund may be unable to sell the illiquid securities at an advantageous time or price. Declining Yield Risk: During the final year of the fund’s operations, as the bonds held by the fund mature and the fund’s portfolio transitions to cash and cash equivalents, the fund’s yield will generally tend to move toward the yield of cash and cash equivalents and thus may be lower than the yields of the bonds previously held by the fund and/or prevailing yields for bonds in the market. Fluctuation of Yield and Liquidation Amount Risk: The fund, unlike a direct investment in a bond that as a level coupon payment and a fixed payment at maturity, will make distributions of income that vary over time. Unlike a direct investment in bonds, the breakdown of returns between fund distributions and liquidation proceeds are not predictable at the time of your investment. For example, at times during the fund’s existence, it may make distributions at a greater (or lesser) rate than the coupon payments received on the fund’s portfolio, which will result in the fund returning a lesser (or greater) amount on liquidation than would otherwise be the case. The rate of fund distribution payments may adversely affect the tax characterization of your returns from an investment in the fund relative to a direct investment in corporate bonds. If the amount you receive as liquidation proceeds upon the fund’s termination is higher or lower than your cost basis, you may experience a gain or loss for tax purposes. Financial Services Sector Risk: The financial services industries are subject to extensive government regulation, can be subject to relatively rapid change due to increasingly blurred distinctions between service segments, and can be significantly affected by availability and cost of capital funds, changes in interest rates, the rate of corporate and consumer debt defaults, and price competition. Consumer Discretionary Sector Risk: The success of consumer product manufacturers and retailers is tied closely to the performance of the overall domestic and international economy, interest rates, competitive and consumer confidence. Success depends heavily on disposable household income and consumer spending Concentration Risk: If the index concentrates in an industry or group of industries, the fund’s investments will be concentrated accordingly. In such event, the value of the fund’s shares may rise and fall more than the value of shares of a fund that invests in securities of companies in a broader range of industries. In addition, the funds are subject to: Non-correlation risk, Replication Management Risk, Issuer-Specific Changes and Non-Diversified Fund Risk. Please read the prospectus for more detailed Information regarding these and other risks.

Fund data is subject to change on a daily basis.

Composition is subject to change. Information provided is for illustration purposes only and may not reflect current investments by the fund. Referenced companies are not affiliated with Guggenheim Investments and Guggenheim Investments does not sponsor, endorse, sell or promote the referenced companies.

Performance displayed represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that when shares are redeemed, they may be worth more or less than original cost. Total returns reflect the reinvestment of all dividends. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For up-to-date fund performance, including performance current to the most recent month-end, please visit the ETF performance page. ETFs are subject to third party transaction fees/commissions. Net asset value (NAV) is calculated by subtracting total liabilities from total assets, then dividing by the number of shares outstanding. Market close is the last price at which shares are traded. Fund shares may trade at, above or below NAV. For additional information, see the fund’s prospectus.

*The Morningstar Rating for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products with at least a three-year history and does not include the effect of sales charges. Exchange-traded funds and open-end mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

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