Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income
Objective And StrategyObjective
High level of current income.
StrategyThe Fund invests primarily in senior floating rate loans ("Senior Loans"). Senior Loans typically are of below investment grade quality and have below investment grade credit ratings, which ratings are associated with securities having high risk, speculative characteristics. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in income producing floating rate loans and other floating rate debt securities. The Fund may also purchase investment grade fixed income debt securities and money market instruments. The Fund may invest up to 25% of its total assets in foreign securities and may engage in certain hedging transactions. The Fund may purchase derivative instruments, such as futures contracts and options thereon, interest rate and credit default swaps, credit linked notes and currency hedging derivatives.
Tax Inefficient Fund
* This portfolio invests in securities of foreign issuers which involves risks not typically associated with domestic issuers, including currency fluctuations and the possibility of political and economic instability. Emerging markets involve risks in addition to those generally associated with foreign securities, because political and economic structures in many emerging markets may be undergoing significant evolution and rapid development.
* This portfolio can leverage or use leveraged instruments or derivatives. Portfolios that use leverage, that is, borrow money, are subject to the risk that the cost of borrowing money to leverage will exceed the returns for the securities purchased or that the securities purchased may actually go down in value. Thus the portfolio's net asset value can decrease more quickly than if the portfolio had not borrowed. Portfolios that use leveraged instruments or derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, may expose the portfolio to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities underlying those derivatives. The more a portfolio invests in leveraged instruments, the more the leverage will magnify any gains or losses on those investments.
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