The Diversified Credit Portfolio of ETFs, Series 17 ("Trust") seeks to provide current income by investing in a diversified portfolio of exchangetraded funds (“ETFs”).
|Mandatory Maturity Date||8/17/2022|
|Inception Unit Price||$10.0000|
|Maturity Price (as of 8/17/22)||$8.5702|
|Historical Annual Dividend Distribution*||$0.3555|
* 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.
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
The Trust will invest at least 80% of the value of its assets in shares of ETFs that invest substantially all of their assets in fixed-income securities of varying credit qualities and maturities. Such fixed-income securities may include convertible securities, senior loans, floating-rate instruments, mortgage-backed securities and municipal bonds.
The Trust may also invest in preferred ETFs. The fixed-income and/or preferred ETFs included in the Trust’s portfolio invest in a wide range of debt and preferred securities rated below investment-grade through investment-grade. High-yield, below investment-grade securities or “junk” bonds are considered to be speculative and are subject to greater market and credit risks than investment-grade securities.
The fixed-income and/or preferred ETFs included in the Trust’s portfolio invest in debt and/or preferred securities with short-term, medium-term and long-term maturities. Typically, fixed-income securities with longer periods before maturity are more sensitive to interest rate changes.
The fixed-income and/or preferred ETFs included in the Trust’s portfolio may invest in foreign securities, including securities issued by companies headquartered or incorporated in countries considered to be emerging markets.
The Sponsor, with the assistance of Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC (“GPIM”), has selected a portfolio of ETFs believed to have the best potential for current income while taking into consideration risks and opportunities that align with GPIM’s macroeconomic outlook. When selecting the ETFs for the Trust, the Sponsor considers a number of factors including, but not limited to, the size, liquidity and daily trading volume, the current dividend yield, average duration, level of credit exposure, the strategy and investment objective, the expense ratio and limitations on the overlap of the underlying securities held by the ETFs.
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.
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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