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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
2.06% -7.55% 287.82M 57060.67
Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio 1 Year Fund Level Flows Max Drawdown (All)
5.17% 248.0% -- Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The Fund seeks to manage a portfolio of high-quality securities to achieve both preservation of capital and high monthly income. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 65% of its assets in mortgage-backed securities. The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in securities that are (i) issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or one of its agencies or instrumentalities or (ii) rated at the time of investment either AAA by S&P Global Ratings or Aaa by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. The Fund may invest directly in such securities or synthetically through the use of derivatives.
General
Security Type Closed-End Fund
Equity Style --
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Taxable Bond
Broad Category Fixed Income
Category Name Intermediate Core Bond
Category Index Bloomberg US Agg Bond TR USD
Global Category Name US Fixed Income
YCharts Categorization US Fixed Income
YCharts Benchmark Bloomberg US Aggregate (^BBUSATR)
Prospectus Objective Government Bond - General
Fund Owner Firm Name BlackRock
Prospectus Benchmark Index
FTSE Mortgage TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^BBUSATR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Matthew Kraeger 6.59 yrs
Ron Sion 6.59 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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Performance Versus Category

 
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As of December 02, 2022. Returns for periods of 1 year and above are annualized.

Annual Total Returns Versus Peers

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Name
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
YTD
5.73%
4.27%
2.57%
-2.59%
14.89%
7.35%
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As of December 02, 2022.

Fundamentals

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Distribution Yield Upgrade
Dividend Yield TTM (12-5-22) 5.17%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
Number of Holdings Upgrade
Bond
Current Yield 4.38%
Yield to Maturity --
Effective Duration --
Average Coupon --
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As of October 31, 2022

Asset Allocation

As of October 31, 2022.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash -38.25% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 138.3% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Other 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade

Top 10 Holdings

Name % Weight Price % Change
Us 10Yr Note Dec 22
21.56% -- --
Federal National Mortgage Association
12.43% -- --
Federal National Mortgage Association
12.15% -- --
Federal National Mortgage Association
11.04% -- --
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
6.43% -- --
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
5.31% -- --
Federal National Mortgage Association
4.91% -- --
Resolution Funding Corp
3.37% -- --
BlackRock Liquidity T-Fund Instl 3.24% 1.00 0.00%
Fnma Pass-Thru I
3.02% -- --

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The Fund seeks to manage a portfolio of high-quality securities to achieve both preservation of capital and high monthly income. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 65% of its assets in mortgage-backed securities. The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in securities that are (i) issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or one of its agencies or instrumentalities or (ii) rated at the time of investment either AAA by S&P Global Ratings or Aaa by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. The Fund may invest directly in such securities or synthetically through the use of derivatives.
General
Security Type Closed-End Fund
Equity Style --
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Taxable Bond
Broad Category Fixed Income
Category Name Intermediate Core Bond
Category Index Bloomberg US Agg Bond TR USD
Global Category Name US Fixed Income
YCharts Categorization US Fixed Income
YCharts Benchmark Bloomberg US Aggregate (^BBUSATR)
Prospectus Objective Government Bond - General
Fund Owner Firm Name BlackRock
Prospectus Benchmark Index
FTSE Mortgage TR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^BBUSATR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Matthew Kraeger 6.59 yrs
Ron Sion 6.59 yrs

Fundamentals

General
Distribution Yield Upgrade
Dividend Yield TTM (12-5-22) 5.17%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
Number of Holdings Upgrade
Bond
Current Yield 4.38%
Yield to Maturity --
Effective Duration --
Average Coupon --
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Average Price Upgrade
As of October 31, 2022

Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 8/1/1988
Last Annual Report Date 12/31/2021
Last Prospectus Date 12/31/2022
Attributes
Index Fund No
Inverse Fund No
Leveraged Fund Yes
Fund of Funds No
Currency Hedged Fund No
Synthetic Replication Fund No
Has Dividend Investment Plan Yes
Socially Responsible Fund No

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