Closed-End Funds

All data as of 7-31-19 unless otherwise noted.
NAV
as of 8-16-19
Daily change Daily change
$8.86 $0.02 0.23%
Market Price
as of 8-16-19
Daily change Daily change
$8.08 $0.04 0.50%
Premium/discount as of 8-16-19
-8.80%
Inception date 2-26-03
Ticker EAD
NAV ticker XEADX
CUSIP 94987B105
Distribution rate (NAV) as of 8-16-19 7.84%
Distribution rate (market price) as of 8-16-19 8.59%
30-day SEC yield (NAV) as of 8-15-19 5.94%
30-day unsubsidized SEC yield as of 8-15-19 5.94%
Assets as of 8-16-19 551542264

Objective

The fund seeks a high level of current income. As a secondary objective, the fund may also seek capital appreciation consistent with its investment objective.

Investment strategy

Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in below-investment-grade (high yield) debt securities, loans and preferred stocks. These securities are rated Ba or lower by Moody's or BB or lower by S&P, or are unrated securities of comparable quality as determined by the subadviser.

Management

Dividend history

Declaration date Ex-dividend date Record date Payable date Dividend rate/share ($)
2019-08-12 2019-08-13 2019-09-03 0.059000000
2019-06-28 2019-07-11 2019-07-12 2019-08-01 0.059010000
2019-04-26 2019-05-13 2019-05-14 2019-06-03 0.059100000
2019-03-29 2019-04-11 2019-04-12 2019-05-01 0.059210000
2019-02-21 2019-03-11 2019-03-12 2019-04-01 0.059400000
2019-01-25 2019-02-13 2019-02-14 2019-03-01 0.059790000
2018-12-28 2019-01-15 2019-01-16 2019-02-01 0.060210000
2018-11-09 2018-12-14 2018-12-17 2019-01-02 0.060530000
2018-09-28 2018-10-12 2018-10-15 2018-11-01 0.060970000
2018-07-27 2018-08-14 2018-08-15 2018-09-04 0.051970000
2018-06-29 2018-07-13 2018-07-16 2018-08-01 0.051970000
2018-05-23 2018-06-12 2018-06-13 2018-07-02 0.051970000
2018-04-27 2018-05-14 2018-05-15 2018-06-01 0.051970000
2018-03-29 2018-04-13 2018-04-16 2018-05-01 0.051970000
2018-02-28 2018-03-13 2018-03-14 2018-04-02 0.051970000
2018-01-26 2018-02-13 2018-02-14 2018-03-01 0.056410000
2017-12-29 2018-01-16 2018-01-17 2018-02-01 0.056410000
2017-11-10 2017-12-12 2017-12-13 2018-01-02 0.056410000
2017-10-27 2017-11-14 2017-11-15 2017-12-01 0.056410000
2017-09-29 2017-10-13 2017-10-16 2017-11-01 0.056410000
2017-08-16 2017-09-12 2017-09-13 2017-10-02 0.056410000
2017-07-28 2017-08-11 2017-08-15 2017-09-01 0.059830000
2017-06-30 2017-07-13 2017-07-17 2017-08-01 0.059830000
2017-05-17 2017-06-12 2017-06-14 2017-07-03 0.059830000
2017-04-28 2017-05-16 2017-05-18 2017-06-01 0.059830000
2017-03-31 2017-04-13 2017-04-18 2017-05-01 0.059830000
2017-03-01 2017-03-13 2017-03-15 2017-04-03 0.059830000
2017-01-27 2017-02-13 2017-02-15 2017-03-01 0.068000000
2016-12-30 2017-01-12 2017-01-17 2017-02-01 0.068000000
2016-11-16 2016-12-12 2016-12-14 2017-01-03 0.068000000
2016-10-28 2016-11-14 2016-11-16 2016-12-01 0.068000000
2016-09-30 2016-10-13 2016-10-17 2016-11-01 0.068000000
2016-08-10 2016-09-12 2016-09-14 2016-10-03 0.068000000
2016-07-29 2016-08-11 2016-08-15 2016-09-01 0.068000000
2016-06-24 2016-07-11 2016-07-13 2016-08-01 0.068000000
2016-05-25 2016-06-13 2016-06-15 2016-07-01 0.068000000
2016-04-29 2016-05-12 2016-05-16 2016-06-01 0.068000000
2016-03-24 2016-04-11 2016-04-13 2016-05-02 0.068000000
2016-02-18 2016-03-11 2016-03-15 2016-04-01 0.068000000
2016-01-29 2016-02-11 2016-02-16 2016-03-01 0.068000000
2016-01-04 2016-01-14 2016-01-19 2016-02-01 0.068000000
2015-11-18 2015-12-11 2015-12-15 2016-01-04 0.068000000
2015-10-30 2015-11-12 2015-11-16 2015-12-01 0.068000000
2015-09-25 2015-10-13 2015-10-15 2015-11-02 0.068000000
2015-08-12 2015-09-11 2015-09-15 2015-10-01 0.068000000
2015-07-31 2015-08-13 2015-08-17 2015-09-01 0.068000000
2015-06-26 2015-07-13 2015-07-15 2015-08-03 0.068000000
2015-05-20 2015-06-11 2015-06-15 2015-07-01 0.068000000
2015-04-24 2015-05-11 2015-05-13 2015-06-01 0.068000000
2015-03-27 2015-04-13 2015-04-15 2015-05-01 0.068000000
2015-02-19 2015-03-12 2015-03-16 2015-04-01 0.068000000
2015-01-30 2015-02-11 2015-02-13 2015-03-02 0.068000000
2014-12-26 2015-01-12 2015-01-14 2015-02-02 0.068000000
2014-11-07 2014-12-11 2014-12-15 2015-01-02 0.068000000
2014-10-31 2014-11-13 2014-11-17 2014-12-01 0.068000000
2014-09-26 2014-10-14 2014-10-16 2014-11-03 0.068000000
2014-08-13 2014-09-11 2014-09-15 2014-10-01 0.068000000
2014-07-25 2014-08-11 2014-08-13 2014-09-02 0.068000000
2014-06-27 2014-07-11 2014-07-15 2014-08-01 0.068000000
2014-05-16 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 2014-07-01 0.068000000
2014-04-25 2014-05-12 2014-05-14 2014-06-02 0.068000000
2014-03-28 2014-04-11 2014-04-15 2014-05-01 0.068000000
2014-02-20 2014-03-13 2014-03-17 2014-04-01 0.068000000
2014-01-31 2014-02-13 2014-02-18 2014-03-03 0.068000000
2014-01-03 2014-01-13 2014-01-15 2014-02-03 0.068000000
2013-11-20 2013-12-12 2013-12-16 2014-01-02 0.068000000
2013-10-25 2013-11-12 2013-11-14 2013-12-02 0.068000000
2013-09-27 2013-10-10 2013-10-15 2013-11-01 0.068000000
2013-08-14 2013-09-13 2013-09-17 2013-10-01 0.068000000
2013-07-26 2013-08-12 2013-08-14 2013-09-03 0.068000000
2013-06-28 2013-07-11 2013-07-15 2013-08-01 0.068000000
2013-05-22 2013-06-13 2013-06-17 2013-07-01 0.068000000
2013-04-26 2013-05-13 2013-05-15 2013-06-03 0.068000000
2013-03-28 2013-04-12 2013-04-16 2013-05-01 0.068000000
2013-02-21 2013-03-12 2013-03-14 2013-04-01 0.068000000
2013-01-25 2013-02-11 2013-02-13 2013-03-01 0.077000000
2012-12-28 2013-01-11 2013-01-15 2013-02-01 0.077000000
2012-11-07 2012-12-13 2012-12-17 2013-01-02 0.077000000
2012-10-26 2012-11-13 2012-11-15 2012-12-03 0.077000000
2012-09-28 2012-10-11 2012-10-15 2012-11-01 0.077000000
2012-08-15 2012-09-14 2012-09-18 2012-10-01 0.077000000
2012-07-27 2012-08-10 2012-08-14 2012-09-04 0.077000000
2012-06-22 2012-07-12 2012-07-16 2012-08-01 0.077000000
2012-05-16 2012-06-11 2012-06-13 2012-07-02 0.077000000
2012-04-20 2012-05-11 2012-05-15 2012-06-01 0.085000000
2012-03-16 2012-04-12 2012-04-16 2012-05-01 0.085000000
2012-02-09 2012-03-12 2012-03-14 2012-04-02 0.085000000
2012-01-20 2012-02-13 2012-02-15 2012-03-01 0.085000000
2011-12-16 2012-01-13 2012-01-18 2012-02-01 0.085000000
2011-11-16 2011-12-12 2011-12-14 2012-01-03 0.085000000
2011-10-21 2011-11-14 2011-11-16 2011-12-01 0.085000000
2011-09-16 2011-10-13 2011-10-17 2011-11-01 0.085000000
2011-08-17 2011-09-12 2011-09-14 2011-10-03 0.085000000
2011-07-22 2011-08-11 2011-08-15 2011-09-01 0.085000000
2011-06-17 2011-07-11 2011-07-13 2011-08-01 0.085000000
2011-05-18 2011-06-13 2011-06-15 2011-07-01 0.085000000
2011-04-22 2011-05-12 2011-05-16 2011-06-01 0.085000000
2011-03-18 2011-04-11 2011-04-13 2011-05-02 0.085000000
2011-02-11 2011-03-11 2011-03-15 2011-04-01 0.085000000
2011-01-21 2011-02-11 2011-02-15 2011-03-01 0.085000000
2010-12-17 2011-01-13 2011-01-18 2011-02-01 0.085000000
2010-11-19 2010-12-13 2010-12-15 2011-01-03 0.085000000
2010-10-15 2010-11-11 2010-11-15 2010-12-01 0.085000000
2010-09-17 2010-10-13 2010-10-15 2010-11-01 0.085000000
2010-08-20 2010-09-13 2010-09-15 2010-10-01 0.085000000
2010-07-16 2010-08-12 2010-08-15 2010-09-01 0.085000000
2010-06-10 2010-07-13 2010-07-15 2010-08-02 0.085000000
2010-05-21 2010-06-11 2010-06-15 2010-07-01 0.085000000
2010-04-16 2010-05-12 2010-05-14 2010-06-01 0.085000000
2010-03-10 2010-04-13 2010-04-15 2010-05-03 0.085000000
2010-02-19 2010-03-11 2010-03-15 2010-04-01 0.092900000
2010-01-15 2010-02-11 2010-02-16 2010-03-01 0.092900000
2009-12-11 2010-01-14 2010-01-19 2010-02-01 0.092900000
2009-11-20 2009-12-11 2009-12-15 2010-01-04 0.092900000
2009-10-16 2009-11-12 2009-11-16 2009-12-01 0.092900000
2009-09-24 2009-10-12 2009-10-14 2009-11-02 0.092900000
2009-08-21 2009-09-14 2009-09-16 2009-10-01 0.092900000
2009-07-17 2009-08-13 2009-08-17 2009-09-01 0.092900000
2009-06-11 2009-07-13 2009-07-15 2009-08-03 0.092900000
2009-05-15 2009-06-11 2009-06-15 2009-07-01 0.109400000
2009-04-17 2009-05-11 2009-05-13 2009-06-01 0.109400000
2009-03-12 2009-04-13 2009-04-15 2009-05-01 0.109400000
2009-02-20 2009-03-11 2009-03-13 2009-04-01 0.109400000
2009-01-16 2009-02-11 2009-02-13 2009-03-02 0.109400000
2008-12-04 2009-01-14 2009-01-16 2009-02-02 0.109400000
2008-11-21 2008-12-11 2008-12-15 2009-01-02 0.109400000
2008-10-17 2008-11-13 2008-11-17 2008-12-01 0.109400000
2008-10-14 2008-10-16 2008-11-03 0.109400000
2008-08-15 2008-09-12 2008-09-16 2008-10-01 0.109400000
2008-07-18 2008-08-11 2008-08-13 2008-09-02 0.109400000
2008-06-12 2008-07-11 2008-07-15 2008-08-01 0.109400000
2008-05-16 2008-06-12 2008-06-16 2008-07-01 0.109400000
2008-04-18 2008-05-12 2008-05-14 2008-06-02 0.109400000
2008-03-13 2008-04-11 2008-04-15 2008-05-01 0.109400000
2008-02-15 2008-03-13 2008-03-17 2008-04-01 0.109400000
2008-01-18 2008-02-11 2008-02-13 2008-03-03 0.109400000
2007-12-06 2008-01-14 2008-01-16 2008-02-01 0.109400000
2007-11-16 2007-12-13 2007-12-17 2008-01-02 0.115600000
2007-10-19 2007-11-13 2007-11-15 2007-12-03 0.115600000
2007-09-21 2007-10-11 2007-10-15 2007-11-01 0.115600000
2007-08-17 2007-09-13 2007-09-17 2007-10-01 0.115600000
2007-07-20 2007-08-13 2007-08-15 2007-09-04 0.115600000
2007-06-14 2007-07-12 2007-07-16 2007-08-01 0.115600000
2007-05-18 2007-06-11 2007-06-13 2007-07-02 0.115600000
2007-04-20 2007-05-11 2007-05-15 2007-06-01 0.115600000
2007-03-15 2007-04-12 2007-04-16 2007-05-01 0.115600000
2007-02-16 2007-03-12 2007-03-14 2007-04-02 0.115600000
2007-01-19 2007-02-12 2007-02-14 2007-03-01 0.115600000
2006-12-07 2007-01-12 2007-01-17 2007-02-01 0.115600000
2006-11-17 2006-12-11 2006-12-13 2007-01-02 0.115600000
2006-10-20 2006-11-13 2006-11-15 2006-12-01 0.115600000
2006-09-22 2006-10-12 2006-10-16 2006-11-01 0.115600000
2006-08-18 2006-09-11 2006-09-13 2006-10-02 0.115600000
2006-07-21 2006-08-11 2006-08-15 2006-09-01 0.115600000
2006-06-15 2006-07-13 2006-07-17 2006-08-01 0.115600000
2006-05-19 2006-06-12 2006-06-14 2006-07-03 0.125000000
2006-04-21 2006-05-11 2006-05-15 2006-06-01 0.125000000
2006-03-17 2006-04-13 2006-04-18 2006-05-01 0.125000000
2006-02-17 2006-03-10 2006-03-14 2006-04-03 0.125000000
2006-01-20 2006-02-10 2006-02-14 2006-03-01 0.125000000
2005-12-08 2006-01-13 2006-01-18 2006-02-01 0.125000000
2005-11-18 2005-12-12 2005-12-14 2006-01-03 0.125000000
2005-10-21 2005-11-10 2005-11-15 2005-12-01 0.125000000
2005-09-22 2005-10-13 2005-10-17 2005-11-01 0.125000000
2005-08-19 2005-09-12 2005-09-14 2005-10-03 0.128130000
2005-07-22 2005-08-11 2005-08-15 2005-09-01 0.128130000
2005-06-16 2005-07-11 2005-07-13 2005-08-01 0.128130000
2005-05-20 2005-06-13 2005-06-15 2005-07-01 0.128130000
2005-04-18 2005-05-12 2005-05-16 2005-06-01 0.128130000
2005-03-18 2005-04-11 2005-04-13 2005-05-02 0.128130000
2005-02-22 2005-03-10 2005-03-14 2005-04-01 0.137500000
2005-01-20 2005-02-11 2005-02-15 2005-03-01 0.137500000
2004-12-09 2005-01-13 2005-01-18 2005-02-01 0.137500000
2004-11-19 2004-12-13 2004-12-15 2005-01-03 0.137500000
2004-10-20 2004-11-10 2004-11-15 2004-12-01 0.137500000
2004-09-20 2004-10-13 2004-10-15 2004-11-01 0.137500000
2004-08-20 2004-09-13 2004-09-15 2004-10-01 0.137500000
2004-07-20 2004-08-12 2004-08-16 2004-09-01 0.137500000
2004-06-21 2004-07-13 2004-07-15 2004-08-02 0.137500000
2004-05-20 2004-06-11 2004-06-15 2004-07-01 0.137500000
2004-04-20 2004-05-12 2004-05-14 2004-06-01 0.137500000
2004-03-19 2004-04-13 2004-04-15 2004-05-03 0.137500000
2004-02-20 2004-03-11 2004-03-15 2004-04-01 0.137500000
2004-01-20 2004-02-12 2004-02-17 2004-03-01 0.137500000
2003-12-19 2004-01-13 2004-01-15 2004-02-02 0.137500000
2003-11-20 2003-12-11 2003-12-15 2004-01-02 0.137500000
2003-10-20 2003-11-13 2003-11-17 2003-12-01 0.137500000
2003-09-22 2003-10-10 2003-10-15 2003-11-02 0.137500000
2003-08-20 2003-09-11 2003-09-15 2003-10-01 0.137500000
2003-07-20 2003-08-13 2003-08-15 2003-09-02 0.137500000
2003-06-19 2003-07-11 2003-07-15 2003-08-01 0.137500000
2003-03-20 2003-06-12 2003-06-16 2003-07-01 0.137500000
2003-03-20 2003-05-12 2003-05-14 2003-06-02 0.137500000
2003-03-20 2003-04-11 2003-04-15 2003-05-01 0.137500000

The quoted distribution rates are figures that use the funds' previous distribution to calculate an annualized figure. Distribution Rate is calculated by annualizing the last distribution and then dividing by the period ending NAV or market price. Special distributions, including special capital gains distributions, are not included in the calculation. Distributions may be sourced from any or all of the following: income, capital gains and return of capital.

Dividends are paid monthly. Historical dividend sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. Each fund will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell shareholders how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. A fund's current distribution rate and historical dividends are not indicative of future performance. If a distribution is from a source other than net investment income, the Fund provides a notice to shareholders with an estimate of its distribution source at that time. The final determination of the source of all dividend distributions in the current year will be made after year-end. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon a fund's investment experience during the remainder of the fiscal year and may be subject to change based on tax regulations. Each fund will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell shareholders how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes.

Figures quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results, and do not reflect taxes that a shareholder may pay on fund distributions or the sales of fund shares. Investment return, principal value, and yields of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted, which assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Performance shown is net of all applicable fund fees and expenses. Performance figures of the fund do not reflect fees an investor may be charged pursuant to the terms of any brokerage account agreements with their broker or financial intermediary. To obtain performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call 1-800-222-8222.

The closed-end funds (CEFs) are no longer offered as initial public offerings. Investors who wish to buy or sell fund shares of a CEF need to place orders through an intermediary, or broker, who will buy or sell fund shares on the stock exchange in a process identical to the purchase or sale of any other listed stock.

The 30-day SEC yield is calculated with a standardized formula mandated by the SEC. The formula is based on maximum offering price per share and includes the effect of any fee waivers. Without waivers, yields would be reduced. The 30-day unsubsidized SEC yield does not reflect waivers in effect. A fund's actual distribution rate will differ from the SEC yield and any income distributions from the fund may be higher or lower than the SEC yield.

The use of leverage results in certain risks, including, among others, the likelihood of greater volatility of net asset value and the market value of common shares. Derivatives involve additional risks, including interest rate risk, credit risk, the risk of improper valuation, and the risk of noncorrelation to the relevant instruments that they are designed to hedge or closely track. Bond values fluctuate in response to the financial condition of individual issuers, general market and economic conditions, and changes in interest rates. Changes in market conditions and government policies may lead to periods of heightened volatility in the bond market and reduced liquidity for certain bonds held by the fund. In general, when interest rates rise, bond values fall and investors may lose principal value. Interest rate changes and their impact on the fund and its share price can be sudden and unpredictable. High-yield securities have a greater risk of default and tend to be more volatile than higher-rated debt securities. This closed-end fund is no longer offered as an initial public offering and is only offered through broker/dealers on the secondary market. A closed-end fund is not required to buy its shares back from investors upon request.