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Symbol: MFWTX   CUSIP:  552986101   Newspaper Abbreviation: GlTotA   Fund number: 24  
Daily NAV:  $16.69  (as of 4/23/14)
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Portfolio - Equity Level Data
(on 3/31/14)
Characteristics
Weighted Average Price/Earnings (next 12 months) 15.23x
Weighted Average Price/Cash Flow 11.05x
Weighted Average Price/Sales 1.76x
Weighted Average Price/Book 2.38x
Weighted Average IBES Long Term EPS Growth 9.04%
Weighted Average Market Cap $93.8b
Weighted Median Market Cap $53.1b
# of Stock Holdings 113
% in Stocks 58.93%
% in Cash & Other 1 6.42%
% in Top Ten 20.75%

Sector Weights
(on 3/31/14)
% Equity Assets 
Financial Services 18.26%
Consumer Staples 17.69%
Health Care 14.01%
Industrial Goods & Services 9.28%
Technology 6.98%
Utilities & Communications 6.16%
Leisure 5.73%
Energy 5.48%
Special Products & Services 5.35%
Basic Materials 3.73%
Retailing 3.30%
Autos & Housing 2.25%
Transportation 1.78%

Region
(on 3/31/14)
Country % Equity Assets 
North America   51.76%
  United States 50.65%
  Canada 1.11%
Europe ex-U.K.   21.86%
  Switzerland 6.69%
  France 4.42%
  Germany 4.18%
  Netherlands 2.07%
  Sweden 1.37%
  Spain 1.13%
  Finland 0.91%
  Norway 0.65%
  Denmark 0.43%
Japan   12.64%
  Japan 12.64%
United Kingdom   11.41%
  United Kingdom 11.41%
Asia/Pacific ex-Japan   1.28%
  Australia 0.98%
  Hong Kong 0.30%
Emerging Markets   1.05%
  Taiwan 1.05%

Portfolio - Fixed Income Level Data
(on 3/31/14)
Characteristics 
# of Bond Holdings 308
Average Coupon 4.31
Average Effective Duration 5.41 yrs
Average Effective Maturity 8.34 yrs
Yield to Worst 2.42%

Credit Quality
(???on??? 3/31/14)
% of Fixed Income Assets  
U.S. Government 2.45%
Federal Agencies 10.07%
AAA 18.30%
AA 10.09%
A 23.28%
BBB 36.80%
BB 0.00%
Other Not Rated* -0.98%

Weighted Average IBES Long Term EPS Growth sourced from: Thomson Reuters.

 

Equity Portfolio Characteristics displayed prior to 1/31/10 reflects its market value, and is not based on equivalent exposure, which may differ.

 

Portfolio characteristics are based on equivalent exposure, which measures how a portfolio's value would change due to price changes in an asset held either directly or, in the case of a derivative contract, indirectly. The market value of the holding may differ.

 

1 Cash and other assets are less liabilities; this may include derivative offsets.

 

*Short positions, unlike long positions, lose value if the underlying asset gains value.

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For all securities other than those specifically described below, ratings are assigned to underlying securities utilizing ratings from Moody’s, Fitch, and Standard & Poor’s rating agencies and applying the following hierarchy: If all three agencies provide a rating, the middle rating (after dropping the highest and lowest ratings) is assigned; if two of the three agencies rate a security, the lower of the two is assigned. Ratings are shown in the S&P and Fitch scale (e.g., AAA). All ratings are subject to change. U.S. Government includes securities issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Federal Agencies includes rated and unrated U.S. Agency fixed-income securities, U.S. Agency MBS, and CMOs of U.S. Agency MBS. Other Not Rated includes fixed income securities which have not been rated by any rating agency. The portfolio itself has not been rated.