Unit Trusts


Nuveen Balance Sheet Strength Portfolio, 4Q 2016

Portfolio Holdings

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMGConsumer Discretionary2.10 %
Acuity Brands, Inc.AYIIndustrials2.08 %
The Sherwin-Williams CompanySHWMaterials2.07 %
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.SWKSInformation Technology2.03 %
Cintas CorporationCTASIndustrials2.03 %
Valero Energy CorporationVLOEnergy2.03 %
Adobe Systems Incorporated ADBEInformation Technology2.03 %
Analog Devices, Inc.ADIInformation Technology2.02 %
Facebook, Inc. FBInformation Technology2.02 %
Exxon Mobil CorporationXOMEnergy2.02 %
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.CHRWIndustrials2.01 %
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.EXPDIndustrials2.01 %
Cimarex Energy Co.XECEnergy2.01 %
Cognizant Technology Solutions CorporationCTSHInformation Technology2.01 %
Linear Technology CorporationLLTCInformation Technology2.01 %
F5 Networks, Inc.FFIVInformation Technology2.01 %
AT&T Inc.TTelecommunication Services2.01 %
Starbucks CorporationSBUXConsumer Discretionary2.00 %
FMC Technologies, Inc. FTIEnergy2.00 %
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.IFFMaterials2.00 %
Michael Kors Holdings Limited KORSConsumer Discretionary2.00 %
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. REGNHealth Care2.00 %
Robert Half International, Inc.RHIIndustrials2.00 %
Tractor Supply CompanyTSCOConsumer Discretionary2.00 %
Sysco CorporationSYYConsumer Staples2.00 %
Ross Stores, Inc.ROSTConsumer Discretionary2.00 %
Accenture Public Limited CompanyACNInformation Technology2.00 %
NIKE, Inc.NKEConsumer Discretionary2.00 %
Intuit Inc.INTUInformation Technology2.00 %
Illumina, Inc. ILMNHealth Care2.00 %
Fastenal CompanyFASTIndustrials2.00 %
Verizon Communications Inc.VZTelecommunication Services2.00 %
Ulta Beauty, Inc.ULTAConsumer Discretionary2.00 %
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.ELConsumer Staples2.00 %
Mastercard IncorporatedMAInformation Technology1.99 %
Brown-Forman CorporationBF/BConsumer Staples1.99 %
Cerner Corporation CERNHealth Care1.99 %
Helmerich & Payne, Inc.HPEnergy1.99 %
Monster Beverage Corporation MNSTConsumer Staples1.99 %
Waters Corporation WATHealth Care1.99 %
Colgate-Palmolive CompanyCLConsumer Staples1.98 %
Akamai Technologies, Inc. AKAMInformation Technology1.98 %
Hormel Foods CorporationHRLConsumer Staples1.98 %
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation EWHealth Care1.97 %
Foot Locker, Inc.FLConsumer Discretionary1.97 %
NVIDIA CorporationNVDAInformation Technology1.96 %
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ISRGHealth Care1.96 %
Mettler-Toledo International Inc. MTDHealth Care1.95 %
Biogen Inc. BIIBHealth Care1.93 %
Alphabet Inc. GOOGLInformation Technology1.88 %

Data used for the Portfolio Holdings and Portfolio Allocation Characteristics is from Bloomberg Finance L.P. Portfolio holdings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell individual securities. Portfolio Holdings and Portfolio Allocation Characteristics are as of deposit day and are subject to change and may vary thereafter.

The style and capitalization characteristics are designed to help investors understand how they fit into an overall investment plan. Value, blend and growth are types of investment styles. Growth Investing generally seeks stocks that offer the potential for greater-than-average earnings growth, and may entail greater risk than value or blend investing. Value investing generally seeks stocks that may be sound investments but are temporarily out of favor in the marketplace, and may entail less risk than growth investing. A blend investment combines the two styles. Market capitalization is determined by the following criteria: Large Cap: Greater than $10 billion, Mid Cap: $2 billion-$10 billion, Small Cap: $250 million-$2 billion Micro Cap: Below $250 million.

This material is not intended to be a recommendation or investment advice, does not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell securities, and is not provided in a fiduciary capacity. The information provided does not take into account the specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor’s objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors.

Risk Considerations
Investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. This Trust is unmanaged and there is no guarantee that the Trust’s investment objectives will be achieved. Common stocks do not assure dividend payments. Dividends are paid only when declared by an issuer’s board of directors and the amount of any dividend may vary over time. A portfolio concentrated in a single market sector may present more risk than a portfolio broadly diversified over several sectors. This Trust is concentrated in the consumer products sector. Some of the general risks of companies in the consumer products sectors include cyclicality of revenues and earnings, economic recession, currency fluctuations, changing consumer tastes, extensive competition, product liability litigation and increased government regulation. This Trust is also concentrated in the information technology sector. There are certain risks specific to information technology stocks such as volatile stock prices, rapid product obsolescence, and speculative trading. The investment strategy of the Trust seeks to replicate the Basket as of a specific date using a variation of the mathematical model used by the Basket sponsor. The stocks in the portfolio may not be weighted in the same manner as the Basket and the portfolio will not be rebalanced over time to match the Basket. Stocks of mid-cap companies are often more volatile than those of larger companies as a result of several factors such as limited trading volumes, products or financial resources, management inexperience and less publicly available information. Non-U.S. investments involve additional risks, including currency fluctuation, political and economic instability, lack of liquidity and differing legal and accounting standards. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. These and other risk considerations, such as various business, market, and investment risks are described in detail in the Trust’s prospectus.


Standard & Poor’s®, S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“Standard & Poor’s”). The basket is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Standard & Poor’s and Standard & Poor’s does not make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in the securities.

The portfolio is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, regarding (i) the advisability of investing in the portfolio; (ii) the ability of the portfolio to track the basket performance; or (iii) the reliability and accuracy of the information calculated by Compustat and obtained from FactSet. Goldman Sachs’ only relationship to Nuveen Securities, LLC in connection with the Trust is the grant of a license for the basket, which is composed and calculated by Goldman Sachs, or its agent, without regard to Nuveen Securities, LLC or the portfolio. Goldman Sachs has no obligation, involvement or liability in connection with the selection, administration, marketing or trading of the portfolio. Goldman Sachs is not responsible for any investment decisions, damages or other losses resulting from use of the basket or any information provided in conjunction with it. Goldman Sachs does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the basket or any data included therein and will not be liable for any errors, omissions or interruptions arising from its use. Goldman Sachs makes no express or implied warranties, and expressly disclaims all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use, with respect to the basket or any data included therein.

Goldman Sachs® and Goldman Sachs® Strong Balance Sheet Basket are trademarks of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and have been licensed for use by Nuveen Securities, LLC.  The Nuveen Balance Sheet Strength Portfolio, 4Q 2016 is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Goldman Sachs and Goldman Sachs makes no representation, warranty or condition regarding the advisability of investing in Nuveen Balance Sheet Strength Portfolio, 4Q 2016 or the ability thereof to perform as intended.  Goldman, Sachs & Co. has no obligation to take the needs of the investors or the Nuveen Balance Sheet Strength Portfolio, 4Q 2016 into consideration when determining, composing or calculating the Goldman Sachs® Strong Balance Sheet Basket and related data.  GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO. DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE PORTFOLIO METHODOLOGY OR ANY PORTION OF IT AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR INTERRUPTIONS ARISING FROM ITS USE.

Goldman Sachs is not affiliated with Nuveen Securities, LLC. The Trust is distributed by Nuveen Securities, LLC, a subsidiary of Nuveen, LLC.

Trust Summary

Trust NameNuveen Balance Sheet Strength Portfolio, 4Q 2016
Series Name4Q 2016
Trust SymbolBSS4Q16
Nasdaq SymbolNVBSBX
Trust StatusSecondary
Initial Offer Date12/20/2016
Termination Date12/19/2018
First Income Record Date12/30/2016
Distibution FrequencySemi-annually
Tax StructureRIC
Liquidation Price1$11.6547
Cash CUSIP67076G102
Reinvest CUSIP67076G110
Fee Cash CUSIP67076G128
Fee Reinvest CUSIP67076G136

1. Represents the value per unit that a unitholder would receive if the unitholder redeemed or sold units. This price is equal to the net asset value per unit plus any remaining organization costs and creation & development fee. This price reflects any remaining non-contingent deferred sales charges payable in connection with a liquidation of units.

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