Strategic Call Overwriting Fund - Class S
Focusing on fundamentals
The Fund seeks to provide total return with lower volatility than U.S. equity markets.
- The Fund invests principally in equity securities economically tied to the U.S., which primarily include common stocks of large and medium capitalization companies.
- The Fund also writes (sells) index call options, typically on broad-based securities market indexes. The combination of buying common stocks and selling call options is known as call overwriting.
- The Fund seeks investment results that exceed the total return of and closely correspond to the volatility of the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXMSM) Index through a combination of returns on equity investments and premiums (cash received) from the sale of index call options.
- The Fund seeks gains from writing call options and from its equity portfolio and seeks income from dividends on stocks held.
Call overwriting portfolio
Under normal circumstances, the Fund continuously writes (sells) index call options, typically on broad–based securities market indexes. The Fund writes index call options within a predefined strike range (i.e., the price at which the call option can be exercised by the purchaser) which varies from slightly in–the–money to slightly to moderately out–of–the–money, meaning that option exercise prices may be either higher or lower than the current price level of the index at the time the options are written. The Fund typically writes index call options with weekly and monthly tenors (i.e., the amount of time left until expiration).
Growth of hypothetical $10,000 (since inception)
As of 08/31/2017
|8/15/2012 12:00:00 AM||10000|
|8/31/2012 12:00:00 AM||10010|
|9/30/2012 12:00:00 AM||10150|
|10/31/2012 12:00:00 AM||10067.807|
|11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM||9947.714|
|12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM||10006.479|
|1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM||10269.542|
|2/28/2013 12:00:00 AM||10431.426|
|3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM||10613.546|
|4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM||10730.755|
|5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM||10791.61|
|6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM||10669.9|
|7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM||10809.036|
|8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM||10687.015|
|9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM||10717.52|
|10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM||10846.712|
|11/30/2013 12:00:00 AM||11142.346|
|12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM||11305.157|
|1/31/2014 12:00:00 AM||11008.728|
|2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM||11090.502|
|3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM||11100.723|
|4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM||11090.668|
|5/31/2014 12:00:00 AM||11162.353|
|6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM||11172.594|
|7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM||11035.381|
|8/31/2014 12:00:00 AM||11127.771|
|9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM||11076.443|
|10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM||11067.142|
|11/30/2014 12:00:00 AM||11283.136|
|12/31/2014 12:00:00 AM||11082.059|
|1/31/2015 12:00:00 AM||10700.63|
|2/28/2015 12:00:00 AM||11350.091|
|3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM||11205.766|
|4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM||11362.127|
|5/31/2015 12:00:00 AM||11558.382|
|6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM||11444.761|
|7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM||11749.268|
|8/31/2015 12:00:00 AM||11231.68|
|9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM||11376.604|
|10/31/2015 12:00:00 AM||11734.336|
|11/30/2015 12:00:00 AM||11734.336|
|12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM||11508.582|
|1/31/2016 12:00:00 AM||10853.03|
|2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM||10988.303|
|3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM||11633.45|
|4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM||11726.849|
|5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM||11945.945|
|6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM||11883.346|
|7/31/2016 12:00:00 AM||12240.909|
|8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM||12272.296|
|9/30/2016 12:00:00 AM||12335.07|
|10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM||12328.779|
|11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM||12685.526|
|12/31/2016 12:00:00 AM||12785.07|
|1/31/2017 12:00:00 AM||12963.956|
|2/28/2017 12:00:00 AM||13290.159|
|3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM||13311.204|
|4/30/2017 12:00:00 AM||13446.754|
|5/31/2017 12:00:00 AM||13562.765|
|6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM||13710.416|
|7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM||13946.484|
|8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM||13967.631|
|Ex-Date||Income Dividend||Capital Gains - Short Term||Capital Gains - Long Term|
S&P 500 Index is an index, with dividends reinvested, of 500 issues representative of leading companies in the U.S. large cap securities market.
CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXMSM) Index is a passive total return index based on (1) buying an S&P 500 stock index portfolio, and (2) "writing" (or selling) the near-term S&P 500 Index (SPXSM) "covered" call option, generally on the third Friday of each month. The SPX call written will have about one month remaining to expiration, with an exercise price just above the prevailing index level (i.e., slightly out of the money). The SPX call is held until expiration and cash settled, at which time a new one-month, near-the-money call is written.
Performance information is historical and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that redeemed shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Current to the most recent month-end performance for Russell Investment Company mutual funds is available by visiting: https://russellinvestments.com/us/funds/performance-prices
Holdings, sector weights, and quality ratings (where applicable) are share class agnostic.
Top 10 Holdings✝
As of 07/31/2017
|JPMorgan Chase & Co.||1.75%|
|Johnson & Johnson||1.71%|
|Exxon Mobil Corp.||1.66%|
|Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B||1.57%|
|Wells Fargo & Co.||1.50%|
|Home Depot Inc. (The)||1.35%|
As of 07/31/2017
|Materials and Processing||3.70%|
†The top ten holdings list excludes shares of the investment vehicles in which the Fund invests its cash. The % of Portfolio value is subject to change.
*Sector weight totals may exceed or fall below 100% due to rounding.
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