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BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc  as of 01/16/2018

NYSE / DSU Asset Class:  Loan Participation Funds 1 YR Lipper Avg:  4.97%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 5.17% 5.00% 8.78% -0.85%
Lipper Pct. Rank 71 10 12 93
NAV Return 5.40% 6.42% 8.02% 0.87%
Lipper Pct. Rank 32 7 8 18
Premium/Discount History

Premium/Discount
10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-5.411% -8.934% -8.380%

NAV $12.74 Market Price $11.60
Net Change $0.01 Market Change -$0.01
Premium/Discount -8.95%
1 YR NAV Return 8.016%
1 YR NAV Rank 8
12-Mo Yield as of 11/30/2017 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 6.04%
Distribution Yield (Market) 7.07%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.069
Ex-Div Date 12/28/2017
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $0.073
Ex-Div Date 12/29/2008
Dividend Frequency Monthly
YTD Dividends $0.680
YTD Capital Gains --
Inception Date 3/24/1998
Fund Advisor BlackRock Inc
Manager & Tenure Keenan since 2009
Marshall since 2009
Garfin since 2016
Phone 800-882-0052
Website www1.blackrock.com
Total Net Assets (mil) as of 12/31/2017 $751.1
% Leveraged Assets as of 2/28/2017 23.56%
Portfolio Turnover 55.00%
Mgmt Fees 0.711%
Expense Ratio 1.350%
Fund Objective
The Fund seeks to provide current income by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of U.S. companies' debt instruments, including corporate loans, that are rated in the lower rating categories of the established rating services.
Total Net Assets by Category (as of 9/30/2017)
Cash? -51.97%
Asset Backed 90.82%
Corporate Notes/Bonds 47.20%
Foreign Long-Term Debt 11.79%
Convertible Bonds 1.55%
Common Stock 0.56%
Preferred Stock 0.05%
Quality (as of 9/30/2017)
Short-Term? -51.97%
Not Rated 85.53%
B 21.61%
BB 20.35%
Foreign Currencies 11.79%
CCC 6.10%
BBB 4.75%
A 1.17%
Other 0.61%
D 0.06%



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