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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
1.15% -3.60% 354.33M 297002.0
Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio 1 Year Fund Level Flows Max Drawdown (All)
5.59% 21.00% -- Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The Fund seeks a high level of current income with capital preservation. It invests at least 80% of its assets in securities guaranteed by the US government or rated either AAA by S&P or Aaa by Moody's. The Fund also invests at least 65% of its assets in mortgage-backed securities.
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
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 5.68 yrs
Ron Sion 5.68 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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1 Year
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39.22B Category High
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Performance Versus Category

 
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As of January 21, 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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0.55%
2.65%
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As of January 21, 2022.

Fundamentals

General
Distribution Yield Upgrade
Dividend Yield TTM (1-21-22) 5.59%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
Number of Holdings Upgrade
Bond
Current Yield 3.82%
Yield to Maturity --
Effective Duration --
Average Coupon Upgrade
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Average Price Upgrade
As of September 30, 2021

Asset Allocation

As of September 30, 2021.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash -1.45% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 101.5% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Other 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade

Top 10 Holdings

Name % Weight Price % Change
Federal National Mortgage Association 2%
11.99% -- --
Federal National Mortgage Association 4.5%
10.29% -- --
Federal National Mortgage Association 4%
6.69% -- --
Federal National Mortgage Association 2%
5.18% -- --
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 4%
3.72% -- --
Federal National Mortgage Association 4%
3.47% -- --
Federal National Mortgage Association 4%
2.99% -- --
Government National Mortgage Association 4%
2.61% -- --
Resolution Funding Corp 0%
2.39% -- --
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 5%
2.27% -- --

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The Fund seeks a high level of current income with capital preservation. It invests at least 80% of its assets in securities guaranteed by the US government or rated either AAA by S&P or Aaa by Moody's. The Fund also invests at least 65% of its assets in mortgage-backed securities.
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
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 5.68 yrs
Ron Sion 5.68 yrs

Fundamentals

General
Distribution Yield Upgrade
Dividend Yield TTM (1-21-22) 5.59%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
Number of Holdings Upgrade
Bond
Current Yield 3.82%
Yield to Maturity --
Effective Duration --
Average Coupon Upgrade
Average Credit Score Upgrade
Average Price Upgrade
As of September 30, 2021

Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 8/1/1988
Last Annual Report Date 12/31/2020
Last Prospectus Date --
Attributes
Enhanced Index Fund No
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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