The Investment Grade Corporate Trust 3-7 Year, Series 17 ("Trust") seeks to provide current income and to preserve capital.
|Wrap Fee Price||$967.11|
|Estimated Current Return (ECR)||4.13%|
|Estimated Long Term Return (ELTR)||4.64%|
|Estimated Current Return (Wrap Fee)||4.18%|
|Estimated Long Term Return (Wrap Fee)||4.99%|
|Principal Amount of Bonds*||$1,000.00|
|Average Maturity||4.4 Years|
|Estimated Annual Income †||$40.4700|
†Estimated Annual Income represents the principal amount of the underlying bonds held in the Trust and does not take into account the impact of the sale of bonds to pay expenses of the trust.
* Represents the principal amount of the underlying bonds and any cash held in the Trust and does not take into account the impact of the sale of bonds to pay the deferred sales charge or any expenses of the Trust. Bonds will be sold to pay the deferred sales charges, to meet redemptions, to pay expenses and in other limited circumstances. The sale of bonds will affect the principal amount of bonds included in the Trust and the principal amount of bonds per unit. Units of the Trust, when redeemed or upon termination, may be worth more or less than their original cost and there can be no assurance that a unitholder will receive the principal amount of bonds at any particular point in time.
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
The Trust will primarily consist of a portfolio of investment-grade corporate debt obligations with a dollar weighted average maturity of between 3-7 years from the Trust’s initial date of deposit (the “Inception Date”). As of the Inception Date, the Trust’s dollar weighted average maturity is 4.536 years. The Sponsor will select debt obligations that it believes have the best chance to meet the Trust’s investment objective over its life.
The portfolio of the trust consists primarily of corporate debt obligations and may also include U.S. government bonds, sovereign foreign bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, securities of real estate investment trusts, securities of master limited partnerships and loan participations. Corporate debt obligations are fully taxable debt obligations issued by corporations to finance their operations. As of the Inception Date, at least 80% of the value of the Trust’s assets consists of investment-grade corporate debt obligations maturing in approximately 3-7 years. The portfolio may hold debt obligations with a maturity of less than three years or greater than seven years. Investment-grade securities will be those securities rated investment-grade quality (i.e., in the category of BBB/Baa or higher) by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization or, if unrated, deemed to be of comparable credit characteristics by the Sponsor. Such rating relates to the underlying securities and not the Trust or the value of the units, which will fluctuate. For purposes of the Trust’s 80% policy, the Sponsor believes that any unrated corporate debt obligation held by the Trust would have been rated investment-grade if it was rated by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization. There can be no assurance that any security contained in the Trust will retain an investment-grade rating for the life of the Trust. See “Description of Bond Rating” for additional information. As a result of this strategy, the Trust is concentrated in the financials sector and invests significantly in the information technology sector.
The Sponsor has selected Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC (“GPIM”), a subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners, LLC, to assist the Sponsor with the selection of the Trust’s portfolio.
The Sponsor considered the following factors, among others, in selecting the debt obligations:
• All ratings provided for the debt obligations must be rated as investment-grade or above by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization or in the case of a debt obligation with no issued ratings, such a debt obligation has credit characteristics similar to those of comparable debt obligations that were rated so as to be acceptable for acquisition by the Trust in the opinion of the Sponsor. For purposes of the Trust’s 80% policy, the Sponsor believes that any unrated corporate debt obligation held by the Trust would have been rated investment-grade if it was rated by a nationally recognized statistical rating organization;
• The price of the debt obligations relative to other debt obligations with comparable characteristics;
• The diversification of debt obligations with respect to the issuer with no one issuer comprising more than 20% of the final portfolio;
• Attractiveness of the interest payments relative to debt obligations with similar characteristics; and
• The potential for early return of principal or any event risk which could have a negative impact on the price of the debt obligations.
Following the Inception Date, a debt obligation may cease to be rated or its rating may be reduced, even to below investment-grade, and the Trust could continue to hold such debt obligation.
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:
See “Investment Risks” 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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