The fund's primary investment objective is to provide high current income exempt from regular federal income tax. Its secondary investment objective is to seek attractive total return consistent with its primary objective.
Seeks to provide:
- Attractive monthly tax-free income
- Portfolio diversification
- Attractive after tax total returns
The fund invests in municipal securities that are exempt from federal income taxes. The fund invests at least 50% of its managed assets in municipal securities rated, at the time of investment, investment grade (Baa/BBB or better by S&P, Moody's, and Fitch) or, if they are unrated, are judged by the manager to be of comparable quality. The fund may invest up to 50% of its managed assets in municipal securities that, at the time of investment, are rated below investment grade quality or that are unrated but judged by the manager to be of comparable quality. No more than 5% of the fund's managed assets may be invested in municipal securities rated at or below B3/B-, or that are unrated but judged by the manager to be of comparable quality. Up to 30% of the fund's managed assets may be invested in municipal securities that pay interest that is taxable under the federal alternative minimum tax applicable to individuals. The fund uses leverage.
|Closing Share Price (As of 12/18/2014)||$13.30
|Closing NAV per Share (As of 12/18/2014)||$13.76
|Premium / Discount**||-3.34%
|Current Distribution Rate (Market price)††||6.86%
|Distribution Amount (Monthly)†† ||$0.0760
|Distribution Type ||Income
The Fund is designed as a long-term investment and not as a trading vehicle. The Fund is not intended to be a complete investment program. Investors should carefully review and consider the risks listed below before investing.
An investment in common shares is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest. Your investment in common shares represents an indirect investment in the corporate securities owned by the Fund, which generally trade in the over-the-counter markets. Your common shares at any point in time may be worth less than your original investment, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and distributions.Shares of closed-end investment companies like the Fund frequently trade at a discount to their NAV. Your common shares at any point in time may be worth less than your original investment, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and distributions.Each Fund’s use of leverage creates the possibility of higher volatility for the Fund’s per share NAV, market price, distributions and returns. There is no assurance that a Fund’s leveraging strategy will be successful.This is the risk that a security in a Fund's portfolio will fail to make dividend or interest payments when due.The Funds may invest in inverse floaters. Due to their leveraged nature, these investments can greatly increase a Fund’s exposure to interest rate risk and credit risk. In addition, investments in inverse floaters involve the risk that the Fund could lose more than its original principal investment. Investments in securities below investment grade quality
are predominantly speculative and subject to greater volatility and risk of default.Issuers may exercise their option to prepay principal
earlier than scheduled, forcing the Fund to reinvest in lower-yielding securities. Derivative securities, such as calls, puts, warrants, swaps and
forwards, carry risks different from, and possibly greater than, the risks associated with
the underlying investments.Fixed-income securities such as bonds, preferred, convertible and other debt securities will decline in value if market interest rates rise. If market interest rates decline, income earned from the Fund’s portfolio may be reinvested at rates below that of the original bond that generated the income.
The Fund’s investment program and the tax treatment of Fund distributions may be affected by IRS interpretations of the Internal Revenue Code and future changes in tax laws and regulations, including changes resulting from the “sunset” provisions that may apply to the favorable tax treatment of tax-advantaged dividends. There can be no assurance as to the percentage of a Fund’s distributions that will qualify as tax-advantaged dividends.
Income may be subject to state and local income taxes and the alternative minimum tax. Capital gains, if any, will be subject to capital gains tax.
Distributions are sourced entirely from net investment income, unless noted otherwise.
Distribution rates represent the latest declared regular distribution, annualized, relative to the most recent market price and NAV. Special distributions, including special capital gains distributions, are not included in the calculation.