The Closed-End Corporate High Yield & Income Portfolio (15-month), Series 18 ("Trust") seeks to provide 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
The Trust contains common shares of closed-end investment companies (“closed-end funds”), the majority of which contain portfolios that are concentrated in high-yield bonds, which are rated below investment-grade by one or more nationally recognized statistical rating organizations. See “Investment Risks” in the prospectus for a description of the risks of investing in high-yield securities. An investment can be made in the closed-end funds without paying the sales fee, operating expenses and organization costs of the Trust.
The Sponsor has selected closed-end funds for the portfolio believed to have the best potential to achieve the Trust’s investment objective. The majority of the closed-end funds contain portfolios that are concentrated in high-yield bonds. Although subject to greater risks, high-yield bond investors have historically received greater returns from their high-yield investments than investment-grade bond investors. The Sponsor believes that an investment in these securities offers investors who are willing to assume certain credit and market risks the potential to earn a high level of current monthly income.
As of the Trust’s initial date of deposit (the “Inception Date”), 100% of the Trust’s portfolio is invested in closed-end funds with portfolios concentrated in bonds that are rated below investment-grade by one or more nationally recognized statistical rating organizations. 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 that are highly leveraged or whose operations or industries are depressed. Bonds that are rated below investment-grade by one national rating agency will be deemed to be below investment-grade for purposes of the Trust even if the security has received an investment-grade rating by a different national rating agency. 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.
When selecting closed-end funds for inclusion in this portfolio the Sponsor looks at numerous factors. These factors include, but are not limited to:
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:
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 Corporate Funding, LLC, Guggenheim Partners Europe Limited, GS GAMMA Advisors, LLC, and Guggenheim Partners India Management. Securities offered through Guggenheim Funds Distributors, LLC.
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