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National Municipal Portfolio of CEFs Series 31

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Investment Objective

The National Municipal Portfolio of CEFs, Series 31 ("Trust") seeks to provide current income and the potential for capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategy

Selection Criteria

Risks and Other Considerations

Portfolio Information

Daily Data

Offer Price N/A
Wrap Fee Price N/A
Bid Price $8.547400
Liquidation Price $8.302400
Remaining Deferred Sales Charge $0.245000

CUSIPs

Monthly-Cash 40171H804
Monthly-Reinvest 40171H812
Monthly-Fee/Cash 40171H820
Monthly-Fee/Reinvest 40171H838

 

Deposit Information

Inception Date 7/8/2016
Non-Reoffered Date 11/2/2016
Mandatory Maturity Date 11/8/2018
NASDAQ Ticker Symbol CENMFX
Trust Structure GRANTOR
Inception Unit Price $10.000000
Inception Bid Price $9.900000
Inception Liquidation Price $9.655000
Deferred Sales Charge Dates Feb 2017
Mar 2017
Apr 2017
Term 2 Years
Number of Holdings 23
Historical Annual Dividend Distribution $0.476000

Portfolio Holdings Analysis

Premium/Discount Of CEFs Held In Portfolio *

Trust Weighted Average -3.51%
Closed-End Fund ("CEF") Universe Average -6.43%

Historical Premiums/Discounts Of CEFs Held In Portfolio

High (8/8/16) 0.57%
Low (11/14/16) -7.26%
Average -2.14%

Premiums/Discounts Of CEFs Held In Portfolio *

(since inception)

* Closed-end funds may trade at a premium or discount to their net asset value (“NAV”). The Premium/Discount shown is for the underlying securities held by the closed-end funds in the UIT. This is the weighted average of all the CEFs in portfolio.

Asset Class

CEF Sector Category

CEF Sector Category

National Municipal 96.95%
Municipal High Yield 3.05%
Total 100.00%

Leverage Exposure

Weighted Average Leverage Ratio** 37.59%

** The Total value of the fund’s outstanding leverage presented as a percentage of total assets.

Example: Percentage of Total Assets represented by leverage.(e.g., Total Assets = $200M; Net Assets = $160M; Leverage = $40M. Leverage = 20%, calculated by dividing $40M by $200M.)

Premium/Discount and Holdings Analysis data is provided by Morningstar Traded Fund Center. Data is subject to change on a nightly basis. The data is for the underlying securities held by the closed-end funds in the UIT. The total percentages may not be equal to 100% due to rounding. N/A indicates that certain securities have not been identified and/or classified by the data provider.


The Closed-End Fund (“CEF”) Universe is comprised of all CEFs currently listed on U.S. exchanges.

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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Investors' units, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.


Principal Investment Strategy

Under normal circumstances, the Trust invests at least 80% of the value of its assets in common shares of closed-end investment companies (“Closed-End Funds”) that invest substantially all of their assets in tax-free municipal bonds, which are rated investment-grade by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization.

See “Description of Ratings” in Part B of the prospectus for additional information regarding the ratings criteria.

Selection Criteria

The Sponsor has selected for the portfolio Closed-End Funds believed to have the best potential to achieve the Trust’s investment objective. The Trust seeks to provide monthly income that is exempt from federal income taxes by investing in Closed-End Funds that invest substantially all of their assets in tax-free municipal bonds. Municipal bonds generally offer investors the potential for stable tax-free income. However, a portion of the income may be subject to the alternative minimum tax as well as state and local taxes.

When selecting Closed-End Funds for inclusion in this portfolio the Sponsor looks at numerous factors. These factors include, but are not limited to:

  • Investment Objective. The Sponsor favors funds that have a clear investment objective in line with the Trust’s objective and, based upon a review of publicly available information, appear to be maintaining it.
  • Premium/Discount. The Sponsor favors funds that are trading at a discount relative to their peers and relative to their long-term average.
  • Consistent Dividend. The Sponsor favors funds that have a history of paying a consistent and competitive dividend.
  • Performance. The Sponsor favors funds that have a history of strong relative performance (based on market price and net asset value) when compared to their peers and an applicable benchmark.

Risks and Other Considerations

As with all investments, you may lose some or all of your investment in the Trust. No assurance can be given that the Trust’s investment objective will be achieved. The Trust also might not perform as well as you expect. This can happen for reasons such as these:

  • Securities prices can be volatile. The value of your investment may fall over time. Market value fluctuates in response to various factors. These can include stock market movements, purchases or sales of securities by the Trust, government policies, litigation, and changes in interest rates, inflation, the financial condition of the securities’ issuer or even perceptions of the issuer. Units of the Trust are not deposits of any bank and are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.
  • The Trust includes Closed-End Funds. Closed-End Funds are actively managed investment companies that invest in various types of securities. Closed-End Funds issue common shares that are traded on a securities exchange. Closed-End Funds are subject to various risks, including management’s ability to meet the Closed-End Fund’s investment objective and to manage the Closed- End Fund’s portfolio during periods of market turmoil and as investors’ perceptions regarding Closed-End Funds or their underlying investments change. Closed-End Funds are not redeemable at the option of the shareholder and they may trade in the market at a discount to their net asset value. Closed-End Funds may also employ the use of leverage which increases risk and volatility. Instability in the auction rate preferred shares market may affect the volatility of Closed-End Funds that use such instruments to provide leverage.
  • The Closed-End Funds are subject to annual fees and expenses, including a management fee. Unitholders of the Trust will bear these fees in addition to the fees and expenses of the Trust. See “Fees and Expenses” for additional information.
  • The value of the fixed-income securities in the Closed-End Funds will generally fall if interest rates, in general, rise. Typically, fixed-income securities with longer periods before maturity are more sensitive to interest rate changes. The Trust may be subject to greater risk of rising interest rates than would normally be the case due to the current period of historically low rates.
  • A Closed-End Fund or an issuer of securities held by a Closed-End Fund may be unwilling or unable to make principal payments and/or to declare distributions in the future, may call a security before its stated maturity, or may reduce the level of distributions declared. This may result in a reduction in the value of your units.
  • The financial condition of a Closed-End Fund or an issuer of securities held by a Closed-End Fund may worsen, resulting in a reduction in the value of your units. This may occur at any point in time, including during the primary offering period.
  • Closed-End Funds held by the Trust invest in municipal bonds. Municipal bonds are long-term fixed rate debt obligations that decline in value with increases in interest rates, an issuer’s worsening financial condition, a drop in bond ratings or when there is a decrease in the federal income tax rate. Typically, bonds with longer periods before maturity are more sensitive to interest rate changes. Municipal bonds generally generate income exempt from federal income taxation, but may be subject to the alternative minimum tax. In addition, some or all of the income generated by a Closed-End Fund may not be exempt from regular federal or state income taxes and as a result, the related income paid by the Trust may also be subject to regular federal and state income taxes. Capital gains, if any, may be subject to tax.
  • Economic conditions may lead to limited liquidity and greater volatility. The markets for fixed-income securities, such as those held by certain Closed-End Funds, may experience periods of illiquidity and volatility. General market uncertainty and consequent repricing risk have led to market imbalances of sellers and buyers, which in turn have resulted in significant valuation uncertainties in a variety of fixed-income securities. These conditions resulted, and in many cases continue to result in, greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency, with many debt securities remaining illiquid and of uncertain value. These market conditions may make valuation of some of the securities held by a Closed-End Fund uncertain and/or result in sudden and significant valuation increases or declines in its holdings.
  • Share prices or distributions on the securities in the Trust may decline during the life of the Trust. There is no guarantee that share prices of the securities in the Trust will not decline and that the issuers of the securities will declare distributions in the future and, if declared, whether they will remain at current levels or increase over time.
  • Inflation may lead to a decrease in the value of assets or income from investments.
  • The Sponsor does not actively manage the portfolio. The Trust will generally hold, and may, when creating additional units, continue to buy, the same securities even though a security’s outlook, market value or yield may have changed.

See “Investment Risks” in Part A of the prospectus and “Risk Factors” in Part B of the prospectus for additional information.

Please see the Trust prospectus for more complete risk information.

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