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BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc  as of 08/17/2018

NYSE / DSU Asset Class:  Loan Participation Funds 1 YR Lipper Avg:  5.38%

Growth of $10K

Avg Annual Total Return %
  10 YR 5 YR 1 YR YTD
Market Return 6.26% 6.68% 5.18% 0.38%
Lipper Pct. Rank 77 5 20 75
NAV Return 6.27% 6.12% 5.79% 3.06%
Lipper Pct. Rank 27 7 42 69
Premium/Discount History

Premium/Discount
10 YR Avg 5 YR Avg YTD Avg
-5.889% -10.184% -8.700%

NAV $12.53 Market Price $11.26
Net Change $0.01 Market Change $0.01
Premium/Discount -10.14%
1 YR NAV Return 5.793%
1 YR NAV Rank 42
12-Mo Yield as of 7/31/2018 Yield Def
Income Only Yield 6.04%
Distribution Yield (Market) 7.35%
Most Recent Income Dividend $0.069
Ex-Div Date 7/13/2018
Most Recent Cap Gain Dividend $0.073
Ex-Div Date 12/29/2008
Dividend Frequency Monthly
YTD Dividends $0.411
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 7/31/2018 $665.1
% Leveraged Assets as of 2/28/2017 23.56%
Portfolio Turnover 59.00%
Mgmt Fees 0.797%
Expense Ratio 1.850%
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 6/30/2018)
Cash? -48.92%
Asset Backed 96.35%
Corporate Notes/Bonds 39.49%
Foreign Long-Term Debt 10.12%
Convertible Bonds 1.42%
Common Stock 1.24%
Preferred Stock 0.29%
Other Govt Bond 0.01%
Quality (as of 6/30/2018)
Short-Term? -48.92%
Not Rated 91.54%
B 18.21%
BB 17.60%
Foreign Currencies 10.12%
CCC 4.65%
BBB 4.06%
Other 1.53%
A 1.01%
AAA 0.11%



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