ETF Ventures

ISE High Income Index (YLDA)

Index Description

The ISE High Income™ Index has been created to provide investors with a product allowing them to quickly take advantage of both event-driven news and long term trends of the U.S. Closed-End Fund marketplace. The Index looks to capture the top 30 closed-end funds as determined by a multivariate ranking scheme.

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Index Information

Summary Statistics (See Index Holdings Information here)

As of 8/31/2015                                                     
Indicated Yield   10.79%  
Average CEF Discount  -13.80.%  
Index Characteristics    
Average Market Capitalization $976,997,650  
Medium Market Capitalization $600,259,003  
Maximum Market Capitalization $2,704,078,369  
Minimum Market Capitalization $402,004,547  
Fixed Income    
Characteristics Debt Only Index
Overall Duration       3.91      2.58
Leverage     29.17%  19.28%
Overall Credit Rating B-  
Asset Class Allocation    
Asset Class Allocation Yield
Equity     33.92%   11.22%
Debt     66.08%   10.57%
 Issuer Allocation    
 Issuer Name  Allocation  

 Eaton Vance

 Blackrock      10.42%  
 Alpine Woods Capital Investors        8.69%  
 Allianz / Pimco        7.71%  
 Prudential        7.43%  
 MFS        7.29%  
 Legg Mason        6.13%  
 Clough Capital Partners        4.55%  
 DoubleLine        4.47%  
 First Trust        4.47%  
 Voya Investments (ING)        4.24%  
 Morgan Stanley        3.61%  
 Gabelli Funds        3.58%  
 Aberdeen        3.21%  
 Calamos        3.13%  
 Wells Fargo        3.06%  
 Blackstone/GSO        2.73%  
 Nuveen        1.19%  
 Invesco        0.97%