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Key Stats

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Expense Ratio Discount or Premium to NAV Total Assets Under Management 30-Day Average Daily Volume
0.86% -3.72% 1.864B 339143.8
Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio 1 Year Fund Level Flows Max Drawdown (All)
4.55% 48.00% -48.64M Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
Invests in equity securities seeking current income and current gains, with a secondary objective of long-term capital appreciation. The Trust will invest in common stocks that pay above average dividends and have the potential for capital appreciation and by utilizing an option writing strategy to enhance distributions. Under normal market conditions, at least 80% of the Funds total assets will be invested in dividend paying equities.
General
Security Type Closed-End Fund
Equity Style Large Cap/Value
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Nontraditional Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Derivative Income
Category Index CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite BXM
Prospectus Objective Equity-Income
Fund Owner Firm Name BlackRock
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^SPXTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Kyle McClements 11.71 yrs
Christopher Accettella 9.14 yrs
Tony DeSpirito 7.25 yrs
David Zhao 4.17 yrs
Franco Tapia 4.17 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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As of January 31, 2012

Performance Versus Category

 
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As of December 01, 2021. Returns for periods of 1 year and above are annualized.

Annual Total Returns Versus Peers

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Name
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
YTD
9.59%
0.64%
15.28%
20.77%
-10.41%
38.74%
-7.66%
19.66%
13.69%
1.38%
11.96%
21.83%
-4.38%
31.49%
18.40%
21.74%
10.92%
9.87%
5.71%
27.73%
-8.60%
30.46%
8.01%
25.34%
11.73%
9.61%
1.82%
28.74%
-8.93%
33.67%
7.39%
26.27%
16.07%
8.42%
3.43%
39.18%
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28.77%
16.02%
19.60%
9.83%
18.92%
6.19%
12.96%
-4.29%
21.24%
13.17%
13.41%
As of December 01, 2021.

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (12-2-21) 4.55%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 15.36
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As of September 30, 2021

Growth Estimates

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As of September 30, 2021

Asset Allocation

As of September 30, 2021.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash 3.01% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 96.99% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Other 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade

Top 10 Holdings

Name % Weight Price % Change
Wells Fargo & Co 3.82% 48.92 3.62%
Citigroup Inc 3.52% 63.80 2.05%
American International Group Inc 3.44% 53.96 4.33%
BlackRock Liquidity T-Fund Instl 3.01% 1.00 0.00%
Anthem Inc 2.94% 399.46 -1.28%
Cisco Systems Inc 2.75% 56.17 2.07%
Bank of America Corp 2.73% 44.86 2.33%
BAE Systems PLC
2.15% -- --
Comcast Corp Class A 2.09% 51.51 4.95%
Unilever PLC ADR 2.09% 51.44 1.64%

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
Invests in equity securities seeking current income and current gains, with a secondary objective of long-term capital appreciation. The Trust will invest in common stocks that pay above average dividends and have the potential for capital appreciation and by utilizing an option writing strategy to enhance distributions. Under normal market conditions, at least 80% of the Funds total assets will be invested in dividend paying equities.
General
Security Type Closed-End Fund
Equity Style Large Cap/Value
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Nontraditional Equity
Broad Category Equity
Category Name Derivative Income
Category Index CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite BXM
Prospectus Objective Equity-Income
Fund Owner Firm Name BlackRock
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^SPXTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Kyle McClements 11.71 yrs
Christopher Accettella 9.14 yrs
Tony DeSpirito 7.25 yrs
David Zhao 4.17 yrs
Franco Tapia 4.17 yrs

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (12-2-21) 4.55%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 15.36
Weighted Average Price to Sales Ratio Upgrade
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As of September 30, 2021

Growth Estimates

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As of September 30, 2021

Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 8/26/2005
Last Annual Report Date 12/31/2020
Last Prospectus Date 8/25/2005
Attributes
Enhanced Index Fund No
Index Fund No
Inverse Fund No
Leveraged Fund No
Fund of Funds No
Currency Hedged Fund No
Synthetic Replication Fund No
Has Dividend Investment Plan Yes
Socially Responsible Fund No