The Guggenheim REIT Portfolio, Series 17 ("Trust") seeks to provide current income and the potential for capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio consisting of common stocks of real estate investment trusts (“REITs”).
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 common stocks issued by U.S.-based REITs. REITs are financial vehicles that pool investors’ capital to purchase or finance real estate. The Sponsor will select securities that it believes have the best potential to meet the Trust’s investment objective. The focal points of the strategy will be diversification and dividend stability. The strategy as it pertains to diversification is multi-faceted. Diversification will be achieved at the issuer level, but also at the portfolio level with regards to both the property type and geographic location of the REITs’ holdings. The strategy relating to dividend safety will focus on cash flow coverage, overall leverage levels and debt maturity schedules. Both diversification and dividend stability will be considered within the context of relative value in terms of security pricing and dividend payment attractiveness. Certain of the common stocks of REITs held by the Trust may be issued by small-capitalization and mid-capitalization companies. As a result of this strategy, the Trust is concentrated in the real estate sector.
When selecting the securities for the final portfolio, the Sponsor considers (but are not limited to) the following factors:
• The securities must be issued by companies structured as REITs.
• The diversification benefits of the securities with respect to the issuer, the property types owned by the issuer and the geographic dispersion of the properties owned by the issuer.
• The attractiveness of the dividend payments relative to REIT securities with similar characteristics.
• The ability of the issuer to maintain its current dividend payment.
• The overall condition of the issuers’ balance sheet.
• The price of the securities relative to other securities with comparable characteristics.
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:
• 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, and the state of the real estate market. 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.
• The Trust is concentrated in the real estate sector. As a result, the factors that impact the real estate sector will likely have a greater effect on this Trust than on a more broadly diversified Trust. REITs may concentrate their investments in specific geographic areas or in specific property types, such as, hotels, shopping malls, residential complexes and office buildings. The value of the REITs and other real estate securities and the ability of such securities to distribute income may be adversely affected by several factors, including: rising interest rates; changes in the global and local economic climate and real estate conditions; perceptions of prospective tenants of the safety, convenience and attractiveness of the properties; the ability of the owner to provide adequate management, maintenance and insurance; increased competition from new properties; the impact of present or future environmental legislation and compliance with environmental laws; changes in real estate taxes and other operating expenses; adverse changes in governmental rules and fiscal policies; adverse changes in zoning laws; declines in the value of real estate; the downturn in the subprime mortgage lending market and the real estate markets in the United States; and other factors beyond the control of the issuer of the security.
• The Trust invests in securities issued by small-capitalization and mid-capitalization companies. These securities customarily involve more investment risk than securities of large-capitalization companies. Small-capitalization and mid-capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets or financial resources and may be more vulnerable to adverse general market or economic developments.
• Share prices or dividend rates on the securities in the Trust may decline during the life of the Trust. There is no guarantee that share prices of the securities in the Trust will not decline and that the issuers of the securities will declare dividends in the future and, if declared, whether they will remain at current levels or increase over time.
• 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 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.
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