BlackRock Debt Strategies:DSU

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    Overview

    As of 5/5/2021

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$11.08$11.67-5.06%
    52 Wk Avg$10.17$11.34-10.35%
    52 Wk High$11.16$11.79-4.64%
    52 Wk Low$8.83$10.34-14.53%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate6.55%
    Distribution Amount$0.0605
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The primary objective is to provide current income by investing principally in corporate debt obligations, including Corporate Loans that are rated in the lower rating categories of the established rating services. The secondary objective is capital appreciation. Up to 20% of its total assets may be invested in debt securities that at the time of investment are subject to bankruptcy proceedings or otherwise in default. It may invest up to 20% of its total assets in financial instruments of issuers domiciled outside the U.S. or that are denominated in various foreign currencies and multinational foreign currency units. It may engage in various portfolio investment strategies including purchasing and selling financial futures contracts, forward foreign exchange contracts, covered call and put options and swaps.

    Capital Structure

    As of 5/5/2021

    Total Investment Exposure:$772.726M
    Total Common Assets:$543.726M
    Common Shares Outstanding:46,591,807
    Leverage

    As of 5/5/2021

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $229.000M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $229.000M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $229.000M
    Effective Leverage (%): 29.64%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 2/28/2021

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.77%
    Other Expenses:0.14%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:0.56%
    Total: 1.47%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    BlackRock

    Portfolio Managers
    James Keenan, Mitchell S. Garfin, C. Adrian Marshall

    Basics
    Category: Fixed Income - Taxable-Senior Loans
    Ticker: DSU
    NAV Ticker: XDSUX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 162,971
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $1.653M
    Inception Date: 3/27/1998
    Inception Share Price: $10.00
    Inception NAV: $9.93
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: February 28
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    Distributions

    As of 5/5/2021

    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 12/31/2020
    $0.3022
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 5/5/2021
    6.22%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 5/5/2021
    20.81%
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 5/5/2021
    4.20%
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 5/5/2021
    29.64%

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 5/6/2021

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-8.68%
    1 Year-10.35%
    3 Year-11.01%
    5 Year-10.28%
    Z-Score

    As of 5/5/2021

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month1.18
    6 Month1.50
    1 Year2.07
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 4/30/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Senior Loans

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD7.03%2.62%11.67%4.16%
    20201.52%1.60%0.14%1.12%
    201923.83%15.06%18.13%8.70%
    2018-10.05%-3.55%-7.68%-1.95%
    201710.69%8.29%3.80%5.83%
    201620.31%14.62%24.86%18.27%
    2015-2.24%-1.87%-3.65%-4.65%
    20140.50%2.60%-2.59%1.36%
    20130.68%10.02%3.18%9.08%
    201220.10%17.06%23.78%15.96%
    201110.39%4.29%-4.49%1.82%
    201015.65%17.85%24.86%14.07%
    200963.96%73.80%89.99%79.89%
    2008-47.82%-53.18%  
    2007-15.21%0.92%  
    200630.52%16.21%  
    2005-1.08%0.91%  
    200410.46%17.30%  
    200342.31%49.31%  
    2002-0.07%-5.56%  
    200115.82%-1.45%  
    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 4/30/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Senior Loans

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 5/5/2021
    4.20%
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 12/31/2020
    413
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 2/28/2021
    67.00%
    Average Bond Price:
    As of 12/31/2020
    $106.44
    Asset Allocation

    As of 12/31/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 12/31/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    Corporate (Super Sector)98.17%
    Bank Loan85.89%
    Corporate Bond12.09%
    Securitized (Super Sector)0.54%
    Asset Backed0.54%
    Convertible0.20%
    Sensitive (Super Sector)0.10%
    Energy0.07%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)0.07%
    Cash Equivalents0.07%
    Top Holdings

    As of 12/31/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    ZAYO GROUP HOLDING / FRONT RANGE$9.40M2.06%
    REFINITIV US HOLD/THOMSON & REUTER$9.32M2.04%
    INMARSAT PLC / CONNECT US FINCO$9.13M2.00%
    INFORMATICA LLC$7.75M1.70%
    THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORP$6.90M1.51%
    VERTIV GROUP CORPORATION$6.89M1.51%
    VERITAS US INC.$6.67M1.46%
    BAUSCH HEALTH CO (VALEANT PHARMA)$6.20M1.36%
    TEMPO ACQUISITION(ALIGHT SOLUTION)$6.06M1.33%
    Ssb Loc Overnight Libor Facility$-229.00M-50.14%
    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 12/31/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 12/31/2020 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Fixed Income9.71%
    France - Fixed Income0.64%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income0.16%
    United States - Equity0.13%
    Canada - Fixed Income0.06%
    Others - Fixed Income0.05%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income0.03%
    Belgium - Fixed Income0.02%
    Japan - Fixed Income0.02%
    Israel - Fixed Income0.01%
    Germany - Fixed Income0.01%
    Australia - Fixed Income0.01%
    Brazil - Fixed Income0.01%
    Switzerland - Fixed Income0.01%
    Italy - Fixed Income0.01%
    Spain - Fixed Income0.01%
    Ireland - Fixed Income0.01%
    Norway - Fixed Income0.00%
    China - Fixed Income0.00%
    Sweden - Fixed Income0.00%
    Finland - Fixed Income0.00%
    Singapore - Fixed Income0.00%
    Greece - Fixed Income0.00%

    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.

    NOTES:

    Distribution type sourced from Morningstar. 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.

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