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DPICX Destra Flaherty & Crumrine Pref & Inc C

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Fund DPICX Destra Flaherty & Crumrine Pref & Inc C PFXF VanEck Vectors Pref Secs ex Fincls ETF FPE First Trust Preferred Sec & Inc ETF  
100% 89% 91%
Annual Fees
(2.25% Exp. Ratio)
(0.41% Exp. Ratio)
(0.86% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 1.13% annual return
$7,083.55 $12,394.24 $10,819.71
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$5,310.69 +$3,736.16
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 9.83%
3 YR 8.44%
5 YR 8.20%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 12.38%
3 YR 8.45%
5 YR --
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 10.61%
3 YR 8.63%
5 YR --
10 YR --
The investment seeks total return, with an emphasis on high current income. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in a portfolio of preferred and income-producing securities, including traditional preferred stock, trust preferred securities, hybrid securities that have characteristics of both equity and debt securities, convertible securities, contingent-capital securities, subordinated debt, senior debt and securities of other open-end, closed-end or exchange-traded funds that invest primarily in the same types of securities. It is non-diversified.
The investment seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Wells Fargo® Hybrid and Preferred Securities ex Financials Index (the "Preferred Securities Index"). The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the fund's benchmark index. The index is comprised of convertible or exchangeable and non-convertible preferred securities listed on U.S. exchanges. The fund is non-diversified.
The investment seeks total return and to provide current income. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in preferred securities ("Preferred Securities") and income-producing debt securities ("Income Securities"). The fund invests in securities that are traded over-the-counter or listed on an exchange. It is non-diversified.

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