The Covered Call & Income Portfolio of CEFs, Series 45 ("Trust") seeks to provide current income and the potential for capital appreciation.
|Wrap Fee Price||$10.8570|
|Remaining Deferred Sales Charge||$0.2250|
|Mandatory Maturity Date||4/8/2022|
|NASDAQ Ticker Symbol||CCCIQX|
|Inception Unit Price||$10.0000|
|Inception Liquidation Price||$9.7750|
|Deferred Sales Charge Dates||
|Number of Holdings||14|
|Rate Fee Based||8.61%|
* The Historical Annual Dividend Distribution (HADD) per unit is as of the day prior to trust deposit and subject to change. The HADD per unit is the weighted average of the trailing twelve-month distributions paid by the securities included in the portfolio. The HADD rate is based on the HADD divided by the current offer price and recalculated daily. Both the HADD per unit and the rate shown are reduced to account for the effects of fees and expenses, which will be incurred when investing in the Trust. The HADD per unit and rate will vary due to certain factors that may include, but are not limited to, a change in the dividends paid by issuers, a change in Trust expenses or the sale or maturity of securities in the portfolio. There is no guarantee the issuers of the securities included in the Trust will declare dividends or distributions in the future. The HADD of the securities included in the Trust is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of the Trust’s distribution. Due to the negative economic impact across many industries caused by the recent COVID-19 outbreak, certain issuers of the securities included in the trust may elect to reduce the amount of, or cancel entirely, dividends and/or distributions paid in the future. As a result, the HADD figure will likely be higher, and in some cases significantly higher, than the actual distribution rate achieved by the trust.
|Trust Weighted Average||-6.01%|
|Closed-End Fund ("CEF") Universe Average||-7.31%|
* 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.
|Weighted Average Leverage Ratio**||1.67%|
** 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 will invest at least 80% of the value of its assets in common shares 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 highyield or “junk” bonds. The Sponsor, 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.
Certain Closed-End Funds held within the 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-End Funds’ portfolios consist primarily of covered call securities and/or income producing securities, including equity securities, high-yield bonds, convertible securities and preferred securities. Such income producing securities may be securities of foreign companies, including companies located emerging markets.
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.
When selecting Closed-End Funds for inclusion in this portfolio the Sponsor looks at numerous factors. These factors include, but are not limited to:
Some of the securities held by the Closed- End Funds may be high-yield bonds. High-yield or “junk” bonds, the generic names for bonds rated below investment-grade, 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.
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:
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.
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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Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.
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