Western Asset Emerging Markets Debt:EMD

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    Overview

    As of 5/29/2024

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$9.20$10.41-11.62%
    52 Wk Avg$8.90$10.18-12.55%
    52 Wk High$9.67$10.69-9.64%
    52 Wk Low$7.85$9.30-16.28%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate11.02%
    Distribution Amount$0.0845
    Distribution FrequencyMonthly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek high current income and its secondary investment objective is to seek capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the Fund invests at least 80% of its managed assets in debt securities of issuers in emerging market countries.

    Capital Structure

    As of 5/29/2024

    Total Investment Exposure:$858.398M
    Total Common Assets:$608.398M
    Common Shares Outstanding:58,443,565
    Leverage

    As of 5/29/2024

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $250.000M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $250.000M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $250.000M
    Effective Leverage (%): 29.12%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2023

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees1.20%
    Other Expenses:0.16%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:2.38%
    Total: 3.74%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Franklin Templeton Investments

    Portfolio Managers
    Gordon S. Brown, Chia-Liang Lian, Kevin J. Ritter, Mark Hughes, Michael C. Buchanan

    Basics
    Category: Fixed Income - Taxable-Emerging Market Income
    Ticker: EMD
    NAV Ticker: XEMDX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 203,936
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $1.817M
    Inception Date: 12/1/2003
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.06
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
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    Distributions

    As of 5/29/2024

    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
    $0.3689
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 5/29/2024
    9.74%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 5/29/2024
    14.11%
    Avg. Portfolio Coupon:
    As of 5/29/2024
    6.14%
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 5/29/2024
    29.12%

    Pricing Information

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

    As of 5/30/2024

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-11.88%
    1 Year-12.55%
    3 Year-10.62%
    5 Year-10.83%
    Z-Score

    As of 5/29/2024

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month0.20
    6 Month0.24
    1 Year0.65
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 4/30/2024
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Emerging Market Income

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD1.63%0.96%7.45%2.82%
    202312.21%13.10%16.78%16.95%
    2022-20.80%-17.86%-18.78%-18.52%
    2021-0.32%-4.05%-0.68%-3.27%
    20207.11%5.86%-4.97%2.36%
    201926.59%15.76%25.68%11.78%
    2018-13.70%-9.78%-14.24%-11.32%
    201714.27%10.17%18.72%15.27%
    201616.68%12.44%27.23%13.73%
    2015-4.89%-2.83%-7.81%-7.55%
    2014-0.58%2.25%-4.03%-2.33%
    2013-14.93%-8.58%-14.48%-9.06%
    201223.48%16.40%23.58%19.76%
    201110.73%6.55%  
    201013.74%13.49%  
    200953.55%41.84%  
    2008-20.62%-20.11%  
    20077.84%6.32%  
    20069.13%9.90%  
    20056.97%16.64%  
    20045.58%13.37%  
    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 4/30/2024
    Category: Morningstar US CEF Emerging Market Income

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Average Coupon:
    As of 5/29/2024
    6.14%
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 3/31/2024
    251
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2023
    54.00%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 3/31/2024

    Top Sectors

    As of 3/31/2024

    Sector%Portfolio
    Government (Super Sector)86.65%
    Government74.16%
    Corporate (Super Sector)48.10%
    Corporate Bond48.10%
    Government Related12.49%
    Derivative (Super Sector)0.09%
    Future Forward0.09%
    Cash Equivalents-34.84%
    Cash Equivalents (Super Sector)-34.84%
    Top Holdings

    As of 3/31/2024

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Mexico (United Mexican States) 5%$17.90M2.84%
    Indonesia (Republic of) 5.25%$14.03M2.23%
    Petroleos Mexicanos 5.35%$13.84M2.20%
    Qatar (State of) 4.817%$13.28M2.11%
    Petrobras Global Finance B.V. 6.85%$13.12M2.09%
    Egypt (Arab Republic of) 7.903%$11.63M1.85%
    Uruguay (Republic of) 5.75%$11.27M1.79%
    Argentina (Republic of) 3.625%$10.75M1.71%
    Angola (Republic of) 8.25%$9.57M1.52%
    Bahrain (Kingdom of) 5.625%$9.46M1.50%
    Credit Quality

    As of 3/31/2024

    Maturity Breakdown

    As of 3/31/2024

    Country Allocation

    As of 3/31/2024

    Country% Portfolio
    Others - Fixed Income71.46%
    United States - Fixed Income13.35%
    Mexico - Fixed Income11.31%
    Brazil - Fixed Income6.01%
    Indonesia - Fixed Income5.29%
    Argentina - Fixed Income4.88%
    Colombia - Fixed Income4.31%
    South Africa - Fixed Income3.95%
    Chile - Fixed Income2.62%
    Peru - Fixed Income2.31%
    Turkey - Fixed Income1.62%
    Malaysia - Fixed Income1.52%
    Vietnam - Fixed Income0.76%
    South Korea - Fixed Income0.70%
    Israel - Fixed Income0.68%
    Austria - Fixed Income0.55%
    Italy - Fixed Income0.52%
    Poland - Fixed Income0.48%
    Netherlands - Fixed Income0.45%
    Hong Kong - Fixed Income0.43%
    India - Fixed Income0.34%
    United Kingdom - Fixed Income0.30%
    Ireland - Fixed Income0.30%
    Venezuela - Fixed Income0.28%
    Thailand - Fixed Income0.17%
    Singapore - Fixed Income0.15%
    China - 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.

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