PERFORMANCE


Cum. Fund Perf. Since Inception: 735.47%

Source: Lipper. Data reflects different methodology from the BlackRock calculated returns in the Returns tab. The $10,000 Hypothetical Over Time chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the investor class of shares noted and does not assume the max sales charge. Had sales charge been included, returns would have been lower. The chart uses total return NAV performance and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including 12b-1 fees, management fees and other expenses were deducted. Performance for other share classes will vary.


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.
as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
8.38 6.29 9.39 6.45 8.65
Benchmark (%)   10.40 7.59 8.20 6.54 -
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.  
1.87 -0.19 1.84 8.38 20.09 56.62 86.81 735.47
Benchmark (%)   4.70 -0.40 2.21 10.40 24.55 48.32 88.35 -
Lipper Ranking  

as of 30-Jun-2014

348/466 183/291 97/184 44/85
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   27.01 14.04 -3.21 12.27 11.88
Benchmark (%)   17.43 8.52 -0.66 10.45 11.06
Morningstar Category Avg. (%)   24.13 11.83 -0.11 11.72 16.48


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

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Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return of Capital
Apr 16, 2014 Apr 16, 2014 Apr 16, 2014 $0.004100 - - - -
Dec 30, 2013 Dec 31, 2013 Dec 27, 2013 $1.487145 $0.172700 $0.580004 $0.734441 -
Oct 17, 2013 Oct 17, 2013 Oct 17, 2013 $0.025500 $0.025500 - - -
Jul 18, 2013 Jul 18, 2013 Jul 18, 2013 $0.030400 $0.030400 - - -
Apr 17, 2013 Apr 17, 2013 Apr 17, 2013 $0.030200 $0.030200 - - -
Jan 2, 2013 Jan 2, 2013 Jan 2, 2013 $0.013600 $0.013600 - - -
Dec 13, 2012 Dec 14, 2012 Dec 12, 2012 $0.630568 $0.054200 $0.241917 $0.334451 -
Oct 18, 2012 Oct 18, 2012 Oct 18, 2012 $0.095400 $0.095400 - - -
Apr 18, 2012 Apr 18, 2012 Apr 18, 2012 $0.162800 $0.162800 - - -
Dec 12, 2011 Dec 13, 2011 Dec 9, 2011 $0.639211 $0.333249 - $0.305962 -
Oct 20, 2011 Oct 21, 2011 Oct 19, 2011 $0.068648 $0.068648 - - -
Jul 21, 2011 Jul 22, 2011 Jul 20, 2011 $0.082726 $0.082726 - - -
Apr 20, 2011 Apr 21, 2011 Apr 19, 2011 $0.053643 $0.053643 - - -
Dec 14, 2010 Dec 15, 2010 Dec 13, 2010 $0.094141 $0.094141 - - -
Oct 21, 2010 Oct 22, 2010 Oct 20, 2010 $0.081137 $0.081137 - - -
Jul 22, 2010 Jul 23, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 $0.071160 $0.071160 - - -
Apr 22, 2010 Apr 23, 2010 Apr 21, 2010 $0.090518 $0.090518 - - -
Dec 14, 2009 Dec 15, 2009 Dec 11, 2009 $0.060514 $0.060514 - - -
Oct 22, 2009 Oct 23, 2009 Oct 21, 2009 $0.063509 $0.063509 - - -
Jul 23, 2009 Jul 24, 2009 Jul 22, 2009 $0.120441 $0.120441 - - -
Dec 15, 2008 Dec 16, 2008 Dec 12, 2008 $0.385279 $0.199537 - $0.185742 -
Oct 23, 2008 Oct 24, 2008 Oct 22, 2008 $0.074559 $0.074559 - - -
Jul 17, 2008 Jul 18, 2008 Jul 16, 2008 $0.096849 $0.096849 - - -
Apr 17, 2008 Apr 18, 2008 Apr 16, 2008 $0.069213 $0.069213 - - -
Dec 6, 2007 Dec 7, 2007 Dec 5, 2007 $1.299641 $0.000000 $0.205466 $1.094175 -
Dec 7, 2006 Dec 8, 2006 Dec 6, 2006 $0.631710 $0.000000 - $0.631710 -
Dec 8, 2005 Dec 9, 2005 Dec 7, 2005 $0.654600 $0.000000 - $0.654600 -
Jan 26, 2005 Jan 26, 2005 Jan 26, 2005 $0.290861 $0.000000 - $0.290861 -
Dec 17, 2004 Dec 17, 2004 Dec 17, 2004 $0.090555 $0.000000 - $0.090555 -
May 21, 2004 May 21, 2004 May 21, 2004 $0.160384 $0.000000 - $0.160384 -
May 17, 2002 May 17, 2002 May 17, 2002 $0.060787 $0.000000 - $0.060787 -
Dec 14, 2001 Dec 14, 2001 Dec 14, 2001 $0.338712 $0.000000 - $0.338712 -
May 18, 2001 May 18, 2001 May 18, 2001 $0.348171 $0.000000 $0.158993 $0.189178 -
Dec 15, 2000 Dec 15, 2000 Dec 15, 2000 $0.195618 $0.000000 - $0.195618 -
May 19, 2000 May 19, 2000 May 19, 2000 $1.693561 $0.000000 $0.683670 $1.009891 -
Dec 17, 1999 Dec 17, 1999 Dec 17, 1999 $0.237168 $0.000000 $0.091668 $0.145500 -
May 21, 1999 May 21, 1999 May 21, 1999 $0.051050 $0.000000 - $0.051050 -
Dec 18, 1998 Dec 18, 1998 Dec 18, 1998 $0.567256 $0.000000 $0.079288 $0.487968 -
May 22, 1998 May 22, 1998 May 22, 1998 $0.655168 $0.000000 $0.077062 $0.578106 -
Dec 19, 1997 Dec 19, 1997 Dec 19, 1997 $1.250105 $0.000000 $0.410767 $0.839338 -
May 16, 1997 May 16, 1997 May 16, 1997 $0.703714 $0.000000 $0.194047 $0.509668 -
Dec 20, 1996 Dec 20, 1996 Dec 20, 1996 $0.769231 $0.000000 $0.175268 $0.593963 -
May 15, 1996 May 15, 1996 May 15, 1996 $0.443456 $0.000000 $0.069551 $0.373905 -
Dec 20, 1995 Dec 20, 1995 Dec 20, 1995 $0.216998 $0.000000 $0.066769 $0.150230 -
May 16, 1994 May 16, 1994 May 16, 1994 $0.191543 $0.000000 $0.090277 $0.101266 -
Dec 20, 1993 Dec 20, 1993 Dec 20, 1993 $0.319933 $0.000000 $0.146057 $0.173877 -

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Year Total Distribution Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains
2013 1.59 0.27 0.58 0.73
2012 0.89 0.31 0.24 0.33
2011 0.84 0.54 0.00 0.31
2010 0.34 0.34 0.00 0.00
2009 0.24 0.24 0.00 0.00
2008 0.63 0.44 0.00 0.19
2007 1.30 0.00 0.21 1.09
2006 0.63 0.00 - 0.63
2005 0.95 0.00 0.00 0.95
2004 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.25
2002 0.06 0.00 - 0.06
2001 0.69 0.00 0.16 0.53
2000 1.89 0.00 0.68 1.21
1999 0.29 0.00 0.09 0.20
1998 1.22 0.00 0.16 1.07
1997 1.95 0.00 0.60 1.35
1996 1.21 0.00 0.24 0.97
1995 0.22 0.00 0.07 0.15
1994 0.19 0.00 0.09 0.10
1993 0.32 0.00 0.15 0.17

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.



The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.

Holdings

Top Holdings as of 31-July-2014

% Notional Exposures

Exposure Breakdowns

Sectors as of 31-July-2014

% Notional Exposures

Regions as of 31-July-2014

% Notional Exposures

Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management. Certain transactions the funds may utilize may give rise to a form of leverage through either (a) additional market exposure or (b) borrowing capital in an attempt to increase investment return. The use of such transactions includes certain leverage-related risks, including potential for higher volatility, greater decline of the fund’s net asset value and fluctuations of dividends and distributions paid by the fund.

Ratings

KEY FACTS

Size of Fund (Millions)

as of 20-Aug-2014

$778.9 M
Size of Class (Millions)

as of 20-Aug-2014

$338.5 M
Inception Date Jun 1, 1993
Asset Class MultiAsset
Morningstar Category Moderate Allocation
Lipper Classification Global Flex Port Funds
CUSIP 091927848
Benchmark Index 50% Citi WGBI Index(USD-Hged)/50% MSCI ACWI(Net)

Total Expense Ratio 1.00%
Net, Including Investment Related Expenses   0.97%
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.87%

Max Offer Price

as of 20-Aug-2014

$15.50
Distribution Frequency   Quarterly
Number of Holdings

as of 31-Jul-2014

401
Turnover Percent

as of 31-Jul-2014

192%
Open to New Investors Yes

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 31-Jul-2014

-0.02%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield  

as of 31-Jul-2014

-0.06%

Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-Mar-2012

8.94%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years

3 months ending 31-May-2012

-5.42%

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