|Step 1:||Identify Entire Closed-End Fund Universe|
Narrow the Closed-End Fund Universe. Exclude funds that:
|Step 3:||Rank Remaining Closed-End Funds Based on Premium/Discount (80% weighting) and Distribution Yield (20% weighting)|
|Step 4:||Select the Top 75 Ranked Closed-End Funds: Weightings based on each fund’s trading volume and premium/discount ranking|
Value Close and Value Change are the Index’s daily market “price” and “price change” as of the date noted. Figures are based on market close.
Past performance does not guarantee future returns. The referenced indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment. Index performance does not reflect transaction costs, fees, or expenses.
|Index Inception Date||12/5/07|
|Rebalance Frequency||Every 367 Days|
|Number of Constituents||76|
|Average Market Capitalization*||$831.53 Million|
|Average Indicated Dividend Yield*||7.95%|
|Maintained By||Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC|
|* Weighted average of the underlying closed-end funds that comprise the index. All data as of 6.30.2018 and is subject to change on a daily basis.|
|U.S. Fixed Income||22.83%|
|U.S. Mixed Allocation||15.61%|
|Global Fixed Income||12.59%|
|International Fixed Income||3.68%|
|Global Mixed Allocation||2.48%|
|North American Region Equity||1.15%|
|European Region Equity||0.79%|
Index data is based on the individual closed-end funds that comprise the Index.
This data is subject to change on a daily basis.
Weightings and classifications derived by Guggenheim Fund Distributors, LLC. using Bloomberg data.
|BlackRock Credit Allocation Income Trust||4.51%|
|Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund Inc||3.59%|
|Blackrock Corporate High Yield Fund Inc||3.37%|
|First Trust High Income Long/Short Fund||3.21%|
|BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust||3.15%|
|Royce Value Trust Inc||2.97%|
|Allianzgi NFJ Dividend Interest & Premium Strategy Fund||2.93%|
|Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred & Income Fund Inc||2.80%|
|Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust||2.41%|
|Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc||2.38%|
This data is subject to change on a daily basis. This is not an offering of any closed-end fund listed.
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Certain Claymore CEF Index constituents may be closed-end funds advised by Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC. Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, receives an advisory fee from such closed-end funds as investment adviser. Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC. may act as a servicing agent for certain closed-end funds included in the Claymore CEF Index and receives fees for this activity.
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