The Floating Rate & Dividend Growth Portfolio, Series 21 ("Trust") seeks to provide current income and, as a secondary objective, the potential for capital appreciation.
|Mandatory Maturity Date||5/2/2022|
|Inception Unit Price||$10.0000|
|Maturity Price (as of 5/2/22)||$11.3595|
|Historical Annual Dividend Distribution*||$0.4787|
* 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
Under normal circumstances, the Trust will invest at least 80% of the value of its assets in a combination of dividend-paying equity securities, common shares of closed-end investment companies (“Closed-End Funds”) that invest substantially all of their assets in floating rate securities and shares of exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) that invest substantially all of their assets in floating rate securities. The Trust seeks to provide current income with the potential for capital appreciation by investing approximately 50% of the portfolio in dividend-paying equity securities that have historically increased their dividends and at least approximately 30% of the portfolio in ETFs and Closed-End Funds that invest substantially all of their assets in floating rate securities, which will include floating rate loans. The Trust may also invest up to 20% of the portfolio in Closed-End Funds or ETFs that invest principally in various debt securities. The securities held by the Closed-End Funds or ETFs in the Trust will include high-yield or “junk” securities. The Sponsor will consider Closed-End Funds and ETFs investing in securities of all durations. The Trust may invest in stocks of companies with all market capitalizations that trade on an U.S. securities exchange, including U.S.-listed foreign companies. The U.S.-listed foreign companies may include companies located in emerging markets. The Sponsor believes that dividends are often a good indicator of a corporation’s current financial condition and, furthermore, may signal management’s belief in a profitable future for the corporation. Additionally, the Sponsor will strive to select ETFs and Closed-End Funds featuring the potential for current income, diversification and overall liquidity.
Equity Securities Selection
Approximately 50% of the Trust portfolio will constitute dividend-paying stocks of U.S.- traded companies. To select the stocks the Sponsor follows a disciplined process that includes both quantitative screening and qualitative analysis.
The Sponsor begins with a universe of all dividend-paying companies traded in the United States as of the date of the security selection. The Sponsor then reduces the universe to approximately 100 companies by performing quantitative screening, which may be primarily based on, but not limited to, the following factors:
From this universe of approximately 100 companies, the Sponsor identifies companies for inclusion in the portfolio through a qualitative analysis based on factors such as, but not limited to:
Closed-End Fund Selection
The Sponsor has selected for the portfolio Closed-End Funds believed to have the best potential to achieve the Trust’s investment objective. The majority of Closed-End Funds selected have portfolios that invest substantially all of their assets in floating rate securities. The Sponsor will consider Closed-End Funds investing in securities of all durations.
When selecting Closed-End Funds for inclusion in this portfolio the Sponsor looks at numerous factors. These factors include, but are not limited to:
Exchange-Traded Fund Selection
The Sponsor will generally seek to select ETFs for inclusion in the Trust portfolio that invest substantially all of their assets in floating rate securities. When selecting ETFs the Sponsor looks at numerous factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, duration, maturity and liquidity. The Sponsor will consider ETFs investing in securities of all durations. The duration of a security is a measure of its price sensitivity to changes in interest rates based on the weighted average term to maturity of its interest and principal cash flows.
Investing in Floating Rate Securities
The Trust will invest at least approximately 30% of the portfolio in Closed-End Funds and ETFs that invest substantially all of their assets in floating rate securities, which include loans. The Closed-End Funds or ETFs selected for the Trust may also include various bonds and other income-producing securities, including high-yield securities.
Floating rate securities have variable or floating-rates of interest and, under certain limited circumstances, may have varying principal amounts. Unlike a fixed interest rate, a floating interest rate is one that rises and falls based on the movement of an underlying index of interest rates. Floating rate instruments pay interest at rates that are adjusted periodically according to a specified formula. The floating rate tends to decrease the security’s price sensitivity to changes in interest rates.
Loans are made by banks, other financial institutions, and other investors (“Lenders”), to corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other entities (“Borrowers”) to finance leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers, acquisitions, stock repurchases, debt refinancings and, to a lesser extent, for general operating and other purposes. Loans are generally negotiated between a Borrower and the Lenders represented by one or more Lenders acting as agent (“Agent”) of all the Lenders. The Agent is responsible for negotiating the loan agreement (“Loan Agreement”) that establishes the terms and conditions of the senior loan and the rights of the Borrower and the Lenders. The Agent is paid a fee by the Borrower for its services.
Senior loans generally are not subordinate to other significant claims on a Borrower’s assets. While senior loans can provide investors with high current income potential, the majority of senior loans are considered below investment-grade, and therefore retain a higher credit risk relative to lower yielding, investment-grade securities. The senior loan market is still considered relatively illiquid.
For floating-rate senior loans, the interest rates are generally adjusted based on a base rate plus a premium or spread over the base rate. Interest rates on senior loans may adjust daily, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. The base rate is usually:
LIBOR, as provided for in Loan Agreements, is usually an average of the interest rates quoted by several designated banks as the rates at which they pay interest to major depositors in the London interbank market on U.S. dollar-denominated deposits. The prime rate quoted by a major U.S. bank is generally the interest rate at which that bank is willing to lend U.S. dollars to its most creditworthy borrowers, although it may not be the bank’s lowest available rate. The CD rate, as provided for in loan agreements, usually is the average rate paid on large certificates of deposit traded in the secondary market.
High-yield securities are securities rated below investment-grade by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization. High-yield or “junk” securities 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. Securities 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 securities are generally 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.
ETFs are investment pools that hold securities. ETFs provide an efficient and relatively simple way to invest in that they offer investors the opportunity to buy and sell an entire basket of securities with a single transaction throughout the trading day. ETFs are often built like an index fund, but trade like a stock on an exchange. ETFs generally offer advantages similar to those found in index funds such as low operating costs, performance designed to track an index, the potential for high tax efficiency and consistent investment strategies. Unlike conventional mutual funds, ETFs normally issue and redeem shares on a continuous basis at their net asset value in large specified blocks of shares, known as “creation units.” Market makers, large investors and institutions deal in creation units. The Trust will buy shares of the ETF on the exchanges and will incur brokerage costs.
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.
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