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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
1.00% -15.46% 564.99M 349364.0
Dividend Yield Turnover Ratio 1 Year Fund Level Flows Max Drawdown (All)
9.85% 122.0% -104.21M Upgrade

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The Funds primary investment objective is to provide a high level of income. Capital appreciation is the Funds secondary investment objective. The Fund invests in a portfolio of global common stocks that have a history of attractive dividend yields and utilizes an integrated options writing strategy. For protection against adverse changes, strategic buying of put options is utilized on selected securities indices. Under normal market conditions, at least 80% of managed assets are invested in dividend paying companies located throughout the world, including the U.S. Up to 20% of its managed assets may be invested in emerging markets. Securities may be denominated in both U.S. dollars and non-U.S. currencies. The Fund may invest in a blend of mid-capitalization and large-capitalization stocks and may emphasise either mid-caps or large-caps from time to time. The principal options activity will consist of writing (selling) covered call options on the common stocks held by the Fund. Depending on the Sub-Advisers evaluation, between 60%-100% of the companies held within the Fund will be included in the covered call option strategy. Put options may also be purchased on the S&P 500, FTSE 100, Nikkei, EuroStoxx50 or any other broad-based global, regional or local securities indices. In addition, the Fund may invest in other derivative instruments acquired for hedging and risk management purposes.
General
Security Type Closed-End Fund
Equity Style Large Cap/Value
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Alternative
Broad Category Alternative
Category Name Options-based
Category Index CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite BXM
Prospectus Objective World Stock
Fund Owner Firm Name Voya Investments, LLC
Prospectus Benchmark Index
MSCI World NR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSACWINTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Paul Zemsky 1.33 yrs
Peg DiOrio 1.33 yrs
Steven Wetter 1.33 yrs
Vincent Costa 1.33 yrs

Net Fund Flows Versus Category

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As of January 31, 2012

Performance Versus Category

 
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As of September 28, 2020. Returns for periods of 1 year and above are annualized.

Annual Total Returns Versus Peers

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2013
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2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
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14.74%
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10.24%
25.84%
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As of September 28, 2020.

Fundamentals

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Distribution Yield Upgrade
Dividend Yield TTM (9-29-20) 9.85%
30-Day SEC Yield (1-31-19) Upgrade
7-Day SEC Yield --
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 19.88
Weighted Average Price to Sales Ratio Upgrade
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As of August 31, 2020

Growth Estimates

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As of August 31, 2020

Asset Allocation

As of August 31, 2020.
Type % Net % Long % Short
Cash 1.69% Upgrade Upgrade
Stock 98.31% 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
Microsoft Corp 4.31% 208.40 -0.50%
Johnson & Johnson 1.56% 146.62 -0.33%
Procter & Gamble Co 1.30% 136.86 -0.83%
Verizon Communications Inc 1.21% 59.26 -0.17%
Pfizer Inc 1.15% 36.15 -0.66%
Merck & Co Inc 1.15% 82.19 -0.69%
Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert.
1.14% -- --
Goldman Sachs FS Government Instl 1.11% 1.00 0.00%
PepsiCo Inc 1.08% 137.43 -0.39%
Nestle SA
1.07% -- --

Basic Info

Investment Strategy
The Funds primary investment objective is to provide a high level of income. Capital appreciation is the Funds secondary investment objective. The Fund invests in a portfolio of global common stocks that have a history of attractive dividend yields and utilizes an integrated options writing strategy. For protection against adverse changes, strategic buying of put options is utilized on selected securities indices. Under normal market conditions, at least 80% of managed assets are invested in dividend paying companies located throughout the world, including the U.S. Up to 20% of its managed assets may be invested in emerging markets. Securities may be denominated in both U.S. dollars and non-U.S. currencies. The Fund may invest in a blend of mid-capitalization and large-capitalization stocks and may emphasise either mid-caps or large-caps from time to time. The principal options activity will consist of writing (selling) covered call options on the common stocks held by the Fund. Depending on the Sub-Advisers evaluation, between 60%-100% of the companies held within the Fund will be included in the covered call option strategy. Put options may also be purchased on the S&P 500, FTSE 100, Nikkei, EuroStoxx50 or any other broad-based global, regional or local securities indices. In addition, the Fund may invest in other derivative instruments acquired for hedging and risk management purposes.
General
Security Type Closed-End Fund
Equity Style Large Cap/Value
Fixed Income Style --
Broad Asset Class Alternative
Broad Category Alternative
Category Name Options-based
Category Index CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite BXM
Prospectus Objective World Stock
Fund Owner Firm Name Voya Investments, LLC
Prospectus Benchmark Index
MSCI World NR USD 100.0%
Broad Asset Class Benchmark Index
^MSACWINTR 100.0%
Manager Tenure
Paul Zemsky 1.33 yrs
Peg DiOrio 1.33 yrs
Steven Wetter 1.33 yrs
Vincent Costa 1.33 yrs

Fundamentals

General
Distribution Yield Upgrade
Dividend Yield TTM (9-29-20) 9.85%
30-Day SEC Yield (1-31-19) Upgrade
7-Day SEC Yield --
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Weighted Average PE Ratio 19.88
Weighted Average Price to Sales Ratio Upgrade
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Weighted Median ROE Upgrade
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As of August 31, 2020

Growth Estimates

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As of August 31, 2020

Fund Details

Key Dates
Inception Date 3/30/2005
Last Annual Report Date 2/29/2020
Last Prospectus Date 3/28/2005
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