The GNMA Portfolio, Series 19 (the “trust”) seeks to provide current interest income and principal distributions.
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 seeks to provide monthly distributions of interest income and principal by investing in a portfolio primarily consisting of fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities representing pools of mortgages on 1- to 4- family dwellings issued by the Government National Mortgage Association (known as “Ginnie Mae”). The Trust may also hold U.S. Treasury securities.
Mortgage-backed securities represent an ownership interest in mortgage loans made by banks and other financial institutions to finance purchases of homes. The individual mortgage loans are “pooled” together for sale to investors. As the underlying mortgage loans are paid off, investors receive principal and interest payments. Fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities pay a fixed rate of interest over the life of the loan.
The Sponsor generally considered the following factors, among others, in selecting the securities:
• The types of Ginnie Mae securities available,
• The prices and yields of the securities relative to other comparable securities, including the extent to which the securities were trading at a premium or discount from their principal value, and
• The maturities of the securities.
Ginnie Mae was created in 1968 as a government-owned corporation within the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The securities in the portfolio are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, which means that Ginnie Mae guarantees that the principal and interest will be paid on the securities. However, Ginnie Mae does not guarantee price or yield on the securities. The units in the Trust are not guaranteed by Ginnie Mae or the U.S. government in any way.
See “Investment Policies” in Part B of the prospectus for more information.
Risks and Other Considerations
As with all investments, you may lose some or all of your investment in the Trust. 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. 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.
• Due to the current state of the economy, the value of the securities held by the Trust may be subject to steep declines or increased volatility due to changes in performance or perception of the issuers. Starting in December 2007, economic activity declined across all sectors of the economy, and the United States experienced increased unemployment. The economic crisis affected the global economy with European and Asian markets also suffering historic losses. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services lowered its long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States to “AA+” from “AAA,” which could lead to increased interest rates and volatility. Because the Trust may invest in securities supported by the full faith and credit of the United States government, the market prices and yields of these securities may be adversely affected by Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the United States of America. Extraordinary steps have been taken by the governments of several leading countries to combat the economic crisis; however, the impact of these measures is not yet fully known and cannot be predicted.
• The value of the securities will generally fall if interest rates, in general, rise. No one can predict whether interest rates will rise or fall in the future.
• The Trust concentrates its investments in mortgage-backed securities. As the underlying loans are paid off, investors receive principal and interest payments. Any negative impact on these securities will have a greater impact on the value of units than on a portfolio diversified among various types of securities. You should understand the section titled “Ginnie Mae Securities” before you invest.
The downturn in the housing and mortgage lending markets, corresponding declines in the value of mortgage-backed securities and the resulting impact on all areas of the financial services industry and the broader economy have given rise to considerable uncertainty regarding the global economy and mortgage-backed securities, in particular. In addition, concerns regarding these issues and their potential negative impact to the U.S. and global economies have resulted in volatility in securities prices and uncertain market conditions.
• The securities in the Trust, but not the units or the Trust, are guaranteed with respect to the timely payment of principal and interest by Ginnie Mae. Ginnie Mae securities are supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. This guaranty does not apply to the market prices and yields of the securities, which will vary with changes in interest rates and other market conditions.
• Because mortgage-backed securities represent an interest in mortgage loans made to finance purchases of homes, the Trust will receive scheduled principal payments each month during its life and it is also likely that the Trust will receive unscheduled prepayments of principal prior to a security’s scheduled maturity date. As a result, you might not be able to reinvest these principal payments and prepayments in other investments with the same return as the Trust. In addition, the Trust will not retain its present size and composition.
• The Trust will not invest principal payments and prepayments. As a result, the interest payments on the portfolio securities may decrease as such principal payments and prepayments occur.
• The Trust could terminate earlier than anticipated due to unscheduled principal prepayments on the underlying loans.
• 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, rating, market value or yield may have changed.
See “Investment Risks” in Part B of the prospectus for additional information.
Please see the Trust prospectus for more complete risk information.
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