The Closed-End Covered Call Trust ("Trust") seeks to provide high current income and the potential for capital appreciation.
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
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.
What is a Covered Call Writing Strategy?
Call options are contracts representing the right to purchase a common stock at a specified price, known as the “strike price,” at a specified future date, known as the “expiration date,” in exchange for an option premium.
The underlying Closed-End Funds held within the Closed-End Covered Call Trust’s portfolio employ an option strategy of writing/selling covered call options on the majority of the common stocks held within the underlying Closed-End Funds. Covered call option writing is designed to produce income from option premiums and offset a portion of a market decline in the underlying common stock. In short, a covered call strategy may provide limited downside protection of the “covered” stock in exchange for some of the upside appreciation potential.
The Sponsor has selected for the portfolio closed-end funds believed to have the best potential to achieve the Trust’s investment objective. The closed-cnd funds’ portfolios consist primarily of covered call securities and/or income producing securities, including high-yield bonds and preferred securities.
As of the Trust’s initial date of deposit (the “Inception Date”), 100% of the Trust’s portfolio is invested in securities of closed-end funds with portfolios that consist primarily of covered call securities and/or income producing securities, including high-yield bonds and preferred securities.
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 which, in the opinion of the sponsor, can be maintained.
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.
Some of the securities held by the closed-end funds may be income-producing securities, including corporate bonds, preferred securities and high-yield bonds. High-yield or “junk” bonds, the generic names for bonds rated below the category of “BBB” by Standard & Poor’s or the category of “Baa” by Moody’s, are frequently issued by corporations in the growth stage of their development or by established companies who are highly leveraged or whose operations or industries are depressed. Obligations rated below investment-grade should be considered speculative as these ratings indicate a quality of less than investment-grade. Because high-yield bonds are generally subordinated obligations and are perceived by investors to be riskier than higher rated securities, their prices tend to fluctuate more than higher rated securities and are affected by short-term credit developments to a greater degree.
See “Description of Ratings” in Part B of the prospectus for additional information regarding the ratings criteria.
Risks and Other Considerations
As with all investments, you may lose some or all of your investment in the Trust. The Trust also might not perform as well as you expect. This can happen for reasons such as these:
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.
Read a prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) carefully before investing. It contains the investment objective, risks charges, expenses and the other information, which should be considered carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus (if available) click here or call 800.820.0888.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
Guggenheim Investments represents the following affiliated investment management businesses of Guggenheim Partners, LLC: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC, Security Investors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC, Guggenheim Funds Investment Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Advisors, LLC, Guggenheim Corporate Funding, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited, Guggenheim Partners Fund Management (Europe) Limited, Guggenheim Partners Japan Limited, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, and Guggenheim Partners India Management. Securities offered through Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC.
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