BlackRock Resources&Commodities Strategy:BCX

    Manage Alerts


    As of 6/21/2024

    52 Wk Avg$9.02$10.47-13.94%
    52 Wk High$9.87$11.17-11.48%
    52 Wk Low$8.25$9.72-16.02%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate6.97%
    Distribution Amount$0.0518
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The investment seeks high current income and current gains, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in equity securities issued by commodity or natural resources companies, derivatives with exposure to commodity or natural resources companies or investments in securities and derivatives linked to the underlying price movement of commodities or natural resources. It is non-diversified.

    Capital Structure

    As of 6/21/2024

    Total Investment Exposure:$882.682M
    Total Common Assets:$876.535M
    Common Shares Outstanding:84,363,295

    As of 6/21/2024

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $6.148M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $6.148M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $6.148M
    Effective Leverage (%): 0.70%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2023

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.00%
    Other Expenses:0.06%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:0.00%
    Total: 1.06%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor

    Portfolio Managers
    Christopher M. Accettella, Thomas Holl, Alastair Bishop, Kyle McClements

    Category: Equity-Sector Equity
    Ticker: BCX
    NAV Ticker: XBCRX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 294,558
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $2.638M
    Inception Date: 3/29/2011
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.06
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
    Third Party Links & Reports


    As of 6/21/2024

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 12/31/2023
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 6/21/2024
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 6/21/2024
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 6/21/2024
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 6/21/2024

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 6/21/2024

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-14.04%
    1 Year-13.94%
    3 Year-10.81%
    5 Year-11.25%

    As of 6/21/2024

    3 Month-0.72
    6 Month-0.13
    1 Year-0.20
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 5/31/2024
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 5/31/2024
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Sector Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 6/21/2024
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 3/31/2024
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2023
    Asset Allocation

    As of 3/31/2024

    Top Sectors

    As of 3/31/2024

    Cyclical (Super Sector)56.72%
    Basic Materials47.10%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)39.98%
    Consumer Cyclical9.62%
    Defensive (Super Sector)1.94%
    Consumer Defensive1.94%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)1.27%
    Cash Equivalents1.27%
    Top Holdings

    As of 3/31/2024

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Shell PLC ADR (Representing - Ordinary Shares)$69.73M7.86%
    Exxon Mobil Corp$54.44M6.14%
    BP PLC$46.21M5.21%
    Freeport-McMoRan Inc$41.10M4.63%
    Wheaton Precious Metals Corp$35.16M3.96%
    Smurfit Kappa Group PLC$33.62M3.79%
    TotalEnergies SE$32.40M3.65%
    BHP Group Ltd ADR$32.35M3.65%
    Teck Resources Ltd Class B (Sub Voting)$31.08M3.50%
    Rio Tinto PLC Registered Shares$30.40M3.43%
    Credit Quality

    As of 3/31/2024

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 3/31/2024

    Country Allocation

    As of 3/31/2024

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity42.49%
    Canada - Equity19.00%
    United Kingdom - Equity17.72%
    Ireland - Equity3.79%
    France - Equity3.65%
    Australia - Equity3.65%
    Norway - Equity2.58%
    Switzerland - Equity2.39%
    Finland - Equity1.37%
    Italy - Equity1.10%
    Brazil - Equity0.84%
    Russia - Equity0.00%
    Denmark - Equity-0.01%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.


    Distribution type sourced from Morningstar. In general, managed distributions may be sourced from net investment income, realized gains and return of capital. does not undertake to disclose specific information about closed-end fund distribution sources. For specific information about a fund's distribution sources, visit the fund sponsor's website.

    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.