Fund Distribution Yield: The yield is calculated by annualizing the most recent Fund distribution and dividing by the current Fund NAV. It's the annual yield a Fund investor would receive if the most recent fund distribution stayed consistent going forward. The yield represents a single distribution from the Fund and does not represent the total returns of the Fund.
SEC Standardized 30-Day Yield: The SEC 30-day Yield is a standard yield calculation developed and required by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It is based on the most recent 30-day period covered by the Fund's filings with the SEC. The yield figure reflects the dividends and interest earned during the period, after the deduction of the Fund's expenses. This is also referred to as the "Standardized Yield".
Gross Yield: The Gross Portfolio Dividend Yield reflects the total amount of distributions on each security in the Fund's portfolio. For investments in U.S. securities, the gross yield and the net yield will be identical. In the case of foreign securities however, taxes are withheld by foreign governments. Each country has a different withholding rate.
Net Yield: The Net Portfolio Dividend Yield is the Gross Yield less taxes based on a designated tax rate for each security of a foreign country represented in the Fund's portfolio. Investors may be able to receive a credit on their tax returns for taxes withheld by foreign governments - please check with your tax adviser.
Trailing 12-Month Dividend Yield: Dividends over the prior 12-months are added together and divided by the current share price. Higher values indicate more dividends are being generated per unit of share price.