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This website provides data on investment companies which belong to our trade association as well as companies which do not belong to our trade association. All of the closed-end fund performance information contained on this website was supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company, subject to the following: ?Copyright 2006 © Reuters. All rights reserved.  Any copying, republication or redistribution of Lipper content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Lipper.  Lipper shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.? Lipper is an independent firm that provides data to the investment industry. Lipper, its third party data vendors and the Closed-End Fund Association make no warranties whatsoever, either expressed or implied, as to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or any other matter. Lipper and the Closed-End Fund Association further do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials. Lipper and the Closed-End Fund Association assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable, for errors or omissions in these materials. Lipper and the Closed-End Fund Association may make changes to these materials, or the products described therein, at any time without notice. The Closed-End Fund Association makes no warranties whatsoever, and does not sponsor or promote any of the closed-end funds, financial advisors or third-party organizations that might be viewed at our website either directly at the site or through hyperlinks.

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Past performance is no indication of future results, and values fluctuate. Fund historical performance does not promise the same results in the future. Principal value, NAV, share price and investment returns fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Your investment may be worth more or less than your original cost when you sell your shares.

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The views and opinions expressed in the replay are for informational and educational purposes only as of the date of production/writing and may change without notice at any time based on factors such as market conditions or legal and regulatory developments. This material may contain “forward-looking” information that is not purely historical in nature. Such information may include, among other things, projections, forecasts, estimates of market returns, and proposed or expected portfolio composition. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. This material is not intended to be a recommendation or investment advice, does not constitute a solicitation to buy, sell or hold a security or an investment strategy, and is not provided in a fiduciary capacity. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value (NAV).


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