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Expense Ratio Discount or Premium to NAV Total Assets Under Management 30-Day Average Daily Volume
0.92% -9.37% 811.20M 214704.3
Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio 1 Year Fund Level Flows Max Drawdown (All)
1.13% 61.00% -139.30M Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its total assets in equity securities or options on equity securities or indices or sectors of equity securities. It may invest in companies located anywhere in the world. It may invest up to 25% of its total assets in equity securities of issuers in emerging countries. Up to 20% of its total assets may be invested in debt securities, including those issued by companies located in emerging markets. Up to 10% of its total assets may be invested in non-investment grade debt securities. Under normal market conditions, it expects to invest in issuers located in approximately 25 countries globally, including the U.S., and in equity issuers in at least three different countries, including the U.S. As part of its investment strategy, it intends to employ a strategy of writing (selling) covered call options on a portion of the common stocks in its portfolio, writing (selling) covered put options and, to a lesser extent, writing (selling) covered call and put options on indices of securities and sectors of securities.
General
Security Type Closed-End Fund
Equity Style Large Cap/Blend
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 World Stock
Fund Owner Firm Name BlackRock
Prospectus Benchmark Index
MSCI World GR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^SPXTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Kyle McClements 16.61 yrs
Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard 4.56 yrs
Christopher Accettella 4.56 yrs
Stuart Reeve 4.56 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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As of January 31, 2012

Performance Versus Category

 
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As of January 28, 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
6.05%
-0.80%
28.93%
-19.24%
26.08%
7.28%
18.93%
-4.19%
1.38%
11.96%
21.83%
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18.40%
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0.92%
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27.36%
7.61%
14.17%
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9.87%
5.71%
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30.46%
8.01%
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3.34%
1.68%
29.60%
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28.71%
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0.56%
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21.40%
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19.59%
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As of January 28, 2022.

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (1-28-22) 1.13%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 22.42
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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 1.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 98.92% Upgrade Upgrade
Bond 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Convertible 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Preferred 0.00% Upgrade Upgrade
Other 0.07% Upgrade Upgrade

Top 10 Holdings

Name % Weight Price % Change
Microsoft Corp 3.89% 308.26 2.81%
RELX PLC
3.58% -- --
AbbVie Inc 3.31% 137.92 1.43%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd
3.30% -- --
Sanofi SA
3.22% -- --
Texas Instruments Inc 3.19% 177.29 1.42%
Intercontinental Exchange Inc 3.19% 124.35 1.59%
TELUS Corp 3.00% 29.89 1.18%
UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.98% 466.06 0.97%
Novo Nordisk A/S Class B
2.84% -- --

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
Under normal market conditions, the Trust will invest at least 80% of its total assets in equity securities or options on equity securities or indices or sectors of equity securities. It may invest in companies located anywhere in the world. It may invest up to 25% of its total assets in equity securities of issuers in emerging countries. Up to 20% of its total assets may be invested in debt securities, including those issued by companies located in emerging markets. Up to 10% of its total assets may be invested in non-investment grade debt securities. Under normal market conditions, it expects to invest in issuers located in approximately 25 countries globally, including the U.S., and in equity issuers in at least three different countries, including the U.S. As part of its investment strategy, it intends to employ a strategy of writing (selling) covered call options on a portion of the common stocks in its portfolio, writing (selling) covered put options and, to a lesser extent, writing (selling) covered call and put options on indices of securities and sectors of securities.
General
Security Type Closed-End Fund
Equity Style Large Cap/Blend
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 World Stock
Fund Owner Firm Name BlackRock
Prospectus Benchmark Index
MSCI World GR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^SPXTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Kyle McClements 16.61 yrs
Andrew Wheatley-Hubbard 4.56 yrs
Christopher Accettella 4.56 yrs
Stuart Reeve 4.56 yrs

Fundamentals

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Dividend Yield TTM (1-28-22) 1.13%
30-Day SEC Yield --
7-Day SEC Yield --
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 22.42
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As of September 30, 2021

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Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 5/26/2005
Last Annual Report Date 12/31/2020
Last Prospectus Date 5/25/2005
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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