American Strategic Income Portfolio Inc. (ASP) invests in mortgage-related assets that directly or indirectly represent a participation in or are secured by and payable from mortgage loans. The Fund may also invest in the United States Government securities, corporate debt securities, preferred stock issued by real estate investment trusts, and mortgage servicing rights. In addition, the Fund may borrow using reverse repurchase agreements and credit facilities. The Fund's primary objective is to achieve high levels of current income. Its secondary objective is to seek capital appreciation. The Barclays Capital Mutual Fund Government/Mortgage Index, ASP's benchmark, consists of all the United States Government agency and Treasury securities and agency mortgage-backed securities. The Fund's investment advisor is U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc. ASP's sub-advisors include Nuveen Asset Management, LLC and Nuveen Fund Advisors, Inc.