Overview

A hedge against inflation, and diversification for a portfolio.1

Commodities have a high correlation to inflation, but negative correlation to stocks and bonds. (January 1973-December 2016)

  • Commodities
  • Stocks
  • Bonds

Not based on the return of any specific fund.

Historical Returns (%)as of Jun 30, 2017

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. Life of Fund
07/31/2017
Fund at NAV 1.88 0.56 -0.55 4.72 -11.08 -9.46 -5.93
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -3.04 -4.24 -5.24 -0.20 -12.52 -10.33 -6.55
Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return2 2.26 0.71 -3.11 0.77 -12.68 -9.97 -6.07
06/30/2017
Fund at NAV 0.00 -2.03 -2.39 -2.04 -13.10 -8.71 -6.24
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -4.83 -6.67 -6.99 -6.77 -14.50 -9.61 -6.87
Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return2 -0.19 -3.00 -5.26 -6.50 -14.79 -9.24 -6.43
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Max Sales Charge: 4.75%.

Fund Factsas of Jul 31, 2017

Class A Inception 04/08/2010
Investment Objective Total return
Total Net Assets $22.3M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio (Gross)3 2.46%
Expense Ratio (Net)4 1.35%
CUSIP 277905345

Portfolio Management

John R. Baur Managed Fund since 2015
Michael A. Cirami, CFA Managed Fund since 2015
Eric Stein, CFA Managed Fund since 2015

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of commodities investments will generally be affected by overall market movements and factors specific to a particular industry or commodity, including weather, embargoes, tariffs, or health, political, international and regulatory developments. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. The value of foreign currencies as measured in U.S. dollars will fluctuate and may be unpredictably affected by changes in foreign currency rates and exchange control regulations, application of foreign tax laws, governmental administration of economic or monetary policies, intervention by U.S. or foreign governments or central banks, and relations between nations. The Fund's performance may not match or correlate to that of its Index, either on a daily or aggregate basis due to factors such as Fund expenses, imperfect correlation, rounding of share prices, changes to the composition of the Index, regulatory policies, high portfolio turnover and the use of leverage (if any). Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular sector, the Fund share value may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such sector. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%)as of Jun 30, 2017

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. Life of Fund
07/31/2017
Fund at NAV 1.88 0.56 -0.55 4.72 -11.08 -9.46 -5.93
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -3.04 -4.24 -5.24 -0.20 -12.52 -10.33 -6.55
Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return2 2.26 0.71 -3.11 0.77 -12.68 -9.97 -6.07
Morningstar Commodities Broad Basket Category5 2.81 0.51 -3.34 0.88 -13.03 -9.73
06/30/2017
Fund at NAV 0.00 -2.03 -2.39 -2.04 -13.10 -8.71 -6.24
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -4.83 -6.67 -6.99 -6.77 -14.50 -9.61 -6.87
Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return2 -0.19 -3.00 -5.26 -6.50 -14.79 -9.24 -6.43
Morningstar Commodities Broad Basket Category5 -0.87 -4.08 -6.04 -6.71 -15.11 -9.33
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Max Sales Charge: 4.75%.

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Fund at NAV -13.83 -0.92 -11.60 -17.16 -24.83 14.61
Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return2 16.23 -35.65 18.91 16.83 -13.32 -1.06 -9.52 -17.01 -24.66 11.77

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio (Gross)3 2.46%
Expense Ratio (Net)4 1.35%
Class A Inception 04/08/2010
Distribution Frequency Annually

Morningstar Rating™as of Jul 31, 2017

Time Period Rating Funds in
Commodities Broad Basket
Category
Overall *** 110
3 Years **** 110
5 Years *** 80
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load.

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NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Aug 17, 2017 $5.34 $0.01
Aug 16, 2017 $5.33 $0.01
Aug 15, 2017 $5.32 -$0.04
Aug 14, 2017 $5.36 -$0.02
Aug 11, 2017 $5.38 $0.00
Aug 10, 2017 $5.38 -$0.06
Aug 09, 2017 $5.44 $0.03
Aug 08, 2017 $5.41 $0.01
Aug 07, 2017 $5.40 $0.02
Aug 04, 2017 $5.38 $0.01

Distribution History6

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Dec 22, 2016 $0.09800 $5.38
Jun 15, 2016 $0.05440 $5.48
May 21, 2015 $0.13310 $6.42
Dec 19, 2014 $0.05570 $6.90
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Capital Gain History6

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of commodities investments will generally be affected by overall market movements and factors specific to a particular industry or commodity, including weather, embargoes, tariffs, or health, political, international and regulatory developments. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. The value of foreign currencies as measured in U.S. dollars will fluctuate and may be unpredictably affected by changes in foreign currency rates and exchange control regulations, application of foreign tax laws, governmental administration of economic or monetary policies, intervention by U.S. or foreign governments or central banks, and relations between nations. The Fund's performance may not match or correlate to that of its Index, either on a daily or aggregate basis due to factors such as Fund expenses, imperfect correlation, rounding of share prices, changes to the composition of the Index, regulatory policies, high portfolio turnover and the use of leverage (if any). Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular sector, the Fund share value may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such sector. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Portfolio Statisticsas of Jun 30, 2017

Average Duration 1.8 yrs.

Commodity Exposure (%)7as of Jun 30, 2017

Fund8 Benchmark
Agriculture 31.01 30.87
Chicago Wheat 4.26 4.20
Coffee 2.13 2.13
Corn 8.12 8.03
Cotton 1.36 1.37
Kansas Wheat 1.51 1.47
Soybean Meal 2.95 2.95
Soybean Oil 2.72 2.72
Soybeans 5.69 5.70
Sugar 2.30 2.30
Energy 27.66 27.29
Crude Oil-Brent 6.92 6.80
Crude Oil-WTI 6.24 6.16
Natural Gas 7.75 7.48
ULS Diesel 3.43 3.38
Unleaded Gas 3.33 3.47
Industrial Metals 18.68 18.70
Aluminum 5.21 5.21
Copper 8.23 8.23
Nickel 2.37 2.37
Zinc 2.88 2.89
Livestock 6.40 6.89
Lean Hogs 2.34 2.79
Live Cattle 4.07 4.10
Precious Metals 16.25 16.26
Gold 12.03 12.04
Silver 4.22 4.22

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of commodities investments will generally be affected by overall market movements and factors specific to a particular industry or commodity, including weather, embargoes, tariffs, or health, political, international and regulatory developments. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. The value of foreign currencies as measured in U.S. dollars will fluctuate and may be unpredictably affected by changes in foreign currency rates and exchange control regulations, application of foreign tax laws, governmental administration of economic or monetary policies, intervention by U.S. or foreign governments or central banks, and relations between nations. The Fund's performance may not match or correlate to that of its Index, either on a daily or aggregate basis due to factors such as Fund expenses, imperfect correlation, rounding of share prices, changes to the composition of the Index, regulatory policies, high portfolio turnover and the use of leverage (if any). Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular sector, the Fund share value may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such sector. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Insights & Analysis

Commentary

No commentary information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of commodities investments will generally be affected by overall market movements and factors specific to a particular industry or commodity, including weather, embargoes, tariffs, or health, political, international and regulatory developments. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. The value of foreign currencies as measured in U.S. dollars will fluctuate and may be unpredictably affected by changes in foreign currency rates and exchange control regulations, application of foreign tax laws, governmental administration of economic or monetary policies, intervention by U.S. or foreign governments or central banks, and relations between nations. The Fund's performance may not match or correlate to that of its Index, either on a daily or aggregate basis due to factors such as Fund expenses, imperfect correlation, rounding of share prices, changes to the composition of the Index, regulatory policies, high portfolio turnover and the use of leverage (if any). Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular sector, the Fund share value may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such sector. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.

Attribution

No attribution information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of commodities investments will generally be affected by overall market movements and factors specific to a particular industry or commodity, including weather, embargoes, tariffs, or health, political, international and regulatory developments. Derivative instruments can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in economic leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. An imbalance in supply and demand in the income market may result in valuation uncertainties and greater volatility, less liquidity, widening credit spreads and a lack of price transparency in the market. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. The value of foreign currencies as measured in U.S. dollars will fluctuate and may be unpredictably affected by changes in foreign currency rates and exchange control regulations, application of foreign tax laws, governmental administration of economic or monetary policies, intervention by U.S. or foreign governments or central banks, and relations between nations. The Fund's performance may not match or correlate to that of its Index, either on a daily or aggregate basis due to factors such as Fund expenses, imperfect correlation, rounding of share prices, changes to the composition of the Index, regulatory policies, high portfolio turnover and the use of leverage (if any). Investments in income securities may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of nonpayment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. Because the Fund may invest significantly in a particular sector, the Fund share value may fluctuate more than a fund with less exposure to such sector. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Biography
John R. Baur

John R. Baur

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2005

John Baur is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, director of global portfolio analysis and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s global income team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s global income strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 2005.

John began his career in the investment management industry in 2005. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was employed by Applied Materials in an engineering capacity, spending five of his seven years at the firm in Asia.

John earned a B.S. from MIT and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

Education
  • B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.B.A. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

Biography
Michael A. Cirami, CFA

Michael A. Cirami, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2003

Michael Cirami is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of global income and portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s global income team. He is responsible for leading the 45-person global income team, as well as for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s global income strategies. Michael focuses on emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He joined Eaton Vance in 2003.

Michael began his career in the investment management industry in 1998. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was employed at State Street Bank in Boston, Luxemburg and Munich, and with BT&T Asset Management in Zurich.

Michael earned a B.S., cum laude, from Mary Washington College and an MBA with honors from the William E. Simon School at the University of Rochester. He also studied at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz, Germany. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society, the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations and the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He also serves as a board member and chairman of the investment committee of the Boston Civic Symphony and the University of Mary Washington Foundation. Additionally, he is on the board of overseers for the New England Conservatory. He is a CFA charterholder.

Michael’s commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg and Reuters. He has been a featured speaker at Schwab, Bloomberg European Debt Crisis and Standard Chartered forums.

Education
  • B.S. Mary Washington College
  • M.B.A. William E. Simon School of Business, University of Rochester

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

Biography
Eric Stein, CFA

Eric Stein, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2002; rejoined the firm in 2008

Eric Stein is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of global income and portfolio manager in Eaton Vance’s global income group. He is responsible for leading the 45-person global income team, as well as for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s global income strategies. He focuses on Asia, Western Europe and the Dollar Bloc. He also covers the policies and actions of the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury. He originally joined Eaton Vance in 2002 and rejoined the company in 2008.

Eric previously worked on the Markets Desk of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has additional experience at Citigroup Alternative Investments.

Eric earned a B.S., cum laude, from Boston University and an MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a CFA charterholder and a member of the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, Boston Economic Club, Business Associates Club, Enterprise Club, AEI Boston Council and Boston Security Analysts Society. Eric is on the board of overseers of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. He also serves as a board member and member of the investment committee of the Boston Civic Symphony.

Eric’s commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters, Kiplinger’s and The Christian Science Monitor. He has been featured on CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, PBS, Bloomberg Radio and Bloomberg TV.

Education
  • B.S. Boston University
  • M.B.A. Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015


Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Annual Report

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Full Prospectus

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Commodity Strategy Holdings

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Holdings-1st or 3rd fiscal quarters-www.sec.gov

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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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XBRL

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