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Closed-End Covered Call and Income Portfolio Series 7

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Investment Objective

The Trust seeks to provide high current income and the potential for capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategy

Selection Criteria

Risks and Other Considerations

Portfolio Information

Deposit Information

Inception Date 4/26/2007
Non-Reoffered Date 10/10/2007
Mandatory Maturity Date 4/8/2009
NASDAQ Ticker Symbol CCCIGX
Trust Structure GRANTOR
Inception Unit Price $10.0000
Maturity Price (as of 4/8/09) $4.4366

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.

This information does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy: nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state where the offer, solicitation, or sale is not permitted.


Principal Investment Strategy

Selection Criteria

Under normal circumstances, the Trust will invest at least 80% of the value of its assets in common stocks of closed-end investment companies (“closed-end funds”), that are considered to be covered call funds and/or income funds. The closed-end funds may contain portfolios that are concentrated in high-yield bonds. Claymore, through proprietary research, will strive to select closed-end funds featuring the potential for current income, diversification and overall liquidity.

Risks and Other Considerations

You can lose money by investing in the Trust. The Trust also might not perform as well as you expect. This can happen for reasons such as these:

  • Share 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.
  • The sponsor does not actively manage the portfolio. The Trust will generally hold, and may continue to buy, the same securities even though the security’s outlook, market value or yield may have changed.
  • The Trust includes securities of closed-end funds. Closed-end funds are actively managed investment companies that invest in various types of securities. Closed-end funds issue shares of common stock 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 portfolio when the underlying securities are redeemed or sold, 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.
  • The value of the securities in the closed-end funds that include fixedincome securities 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.
  • Certain closed-end funds held by the Trust may invest in bonds that are rated below investment grade and are considered to be “junk” securities. Below investment grade obligations are considered to be speculative and are subject to greater market and credit risks, and accordingly, the risk of non-payment or default is higher than investment grade securities. In addition, such securities may be more sensitive to interest rate changes and more likely to receive early returns of principal.
  • Certain closed-end funds held by the Trust may invest in bonds that are rated as investment grade by only one rating agency. As a result, such split-rated securities may have more speculative characteristics and are more subject to a greater risk of default than securities rated as investment grade by both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.
  • Certain closed-end funds held by the Trust may invest in foreign securities. Investment in foreign securities presents additional risk. Foreign risk is the risk that foreign securities will be more volatile than U.S. securities due to such factors as adverse economic, currency, political, social or regulatory developments in a country, including government seizure of assets, excessive taxation, limitations on the use or transfer of assets, the lack of liquidity or regulatory controls with respect to certain industries or differing legal and/or accounting standards. A Closed-End Fund may invest in companies located in countries with emerging markets. These markets are generally more volatile than countries with more mature economies.
  • Certain closed-end funds held by the Trust may invest in preferred securities. Preferred securities are typically subordinated to bonds and other debt instruments in a company’s capital structure in terms of priority to corporate income and therefore will be subject to greater credit risk then those debt instruments.
  • A closed-end fund or issuers 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 issuers of securities held by a closed-end fund may worsen or their credit ratings may drop, resulting in a reduction in the value of your units. This may occur at any point in time, including during the primary offering period. Inflation may lead to a decrease in the value of assets or income from investments.
  • There are several risks associated with transactions in options on securities. For example, there are significant differences between the securities and options markets that could result in an imperfect correlation between these markets, causing a given transaction not to achieve its objectives. A decision as to whether, when and how to use options involves the exercise of skill and judgement, and even a well-conceived transaction may be unsuccessful to some degree because of market behavior or unexpected events. Furthermore, the funds in the UIT may experience loss of an entire investment in an option due to the exercise prices remaining equal or above (in the case of puts) or remaining equal or below (in the case of calls) to its purchase price. Also, where a put or call option on a particular security is purchased to hedge against price movements in a related security, the price of the put or call option may move more or less than the price of the related security.
  • The value of a call option may be adversely affected if the market for the option becomes less liquid or smaller. The value of an option will be affected by changes in the value and dividend rates of the stock subject to the option, an increase in interest rates, a change in the actual and perceived volatility of the stock market and the common stock, and the remaining time to expiration.
  • The call writing portion of the investment strategy of the closed-end fund may not be successful in that the closed-end funds may not realize the full appreciation of stocks on which the closed-end funds have written call options. The ability to successfully implement the closed-end fund’s investment strategy depends on the closed-end fund’s adviser’s ability to predict pertinent market movements, which cannot be assured.
  • In addition to expenses of the units of the Trust, the Trust is subject to various expenses of the closed-end funds.
  • Please note that the sponsor may be engaged as a service provider to certain closed-end funds held by the Trust and therefore certain fees paid by the Trust to such closed-end funds will be paid to the sponsor for its services to such closed-end funds.

Please see the Trust prospectus for more complete risk information.

Unit Investment Trusts are fixed, not actively managed and should be considered as part of a long-term strategy. Investors should consider their ability to invest in successive portfolios, if available, at the applicable sales charge. UITs are subject to annual fund operating expenses in addition to the sales charge. Investors should consult an attorney or tax advisor regarding tax consequences associated with an investment from one series to the next, if available, and with the purchase or sale of units. Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC does not offer tax advice.




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