Best Closed-End Fund - Equity Dividend Stocks

Closed-end funds are investment companies that raise money through an IPO, which they then use to invest in other companies. These funds have a fixed numbers of shares that are bought and sold in the market. They are generally structured as corporations and on average pay much higher-than-average dividend yields.

7.32%

Closed-End Fund - Equity Industry Dividend Yield*

*Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group excluding inactive stocks
Stock Symbol Company Name DARS™ Rating (?) Dividend Yield Current Price Annual Dividend Ex- Div Date Pay Date
SCM Stellus Capital Investment Corp 9.91% $13.72 $1.36 9/28 10/13
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 10.23% $13.69 $1.40 9/14 9/29
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 9.48% $8.44 $0.80 8/23 9/1
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.27% $9.29 $0.77 9/19 9/29
KCAP KCAP Financial Inc 13.48% $3.56 $0.48 10/6 10/26
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 9.63% $7.48 $0.72 9/19 10/2
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.33% $15.07 $0.20 8/9 9/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.33% $12.21 $0.04 5/10 5/26
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.64% $5.09 $0.44 7/26 9/11
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.21% $9.03 $0.56 9/14 9/29
BDT BlackRock Strategic Equity Dividend Trust NA $0.00 $0.00 12/16 12/30
BDV BlackRock Dividend Achievers Trust 0.00% $9.79 $0.00 12/16 12/30
BGR Blackrock Energy & Resources Trust 6.87% $13.56 $0.93 9/14 9/29
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 4.02% $10.16 $0.41 10/23 10/31
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 6.67% $36.00 $2.40 9/14 9/29
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 1.56% $25.60 $0.40 6/9 6/27
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 8.95% $13.41 $1.20 9/11 9/15
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 9.38% $8.96 $0.84 9/11 9/15
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 6.43% $15.46 $0.99 9/14 9/29
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 18.83% $14.82 $2.79 12/14 12/29
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 18.72% $14.67 $2.75 12/14 12/29
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 8.22% $12.04 $0.99 9/11 9/15
DCA DCA Total Return Fund 0.00% $4.37 $0.00 3/22 3/31
DCS Claymore Dividend & Income Fund NA NA $0.00 5/11 5/31
DDF Delaware Investments Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. 4.49% $10.69 $0.48 9/14 9/29
DGF Delaware Investments Global Dividend and Income Fund, Inc. NA NA $0.00 10/5 10/14
DHFT Diamond Hill Financial Trends Fund Inc. 0.00% $12.89 $0.00 NA NA
DNP DNP Select Income Fund Inc 6.84% $11.40 $0.78 12/28 1/10
DNY Denali Fund Inc (The) NA $0.00 $0.00 3/12 3/19
DVM Cohen & Steers Dividend Majors Fund Inc 0.00% $15.98 $0.00 5/22 6/4
EOI Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund 7.52% $13.79 $1.04 9/21 9/29
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.07% $14.86 $1.05 9/21 9/29
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 6.89% $13.07 $0.90 9/12 10/2
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.77% $16.68 $1.30 9/21 9/29
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.72% $15.25 $1.33 9/21 9/29
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 8.77% $11.53 $1.01 9/21 9/29
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 7.90% $22.03 $1.74 9/21 9/29
FGF SunAmerica Focused Alpha Growth Fund Inc NA NA $0.00 12/15 12/29
FGI SunAmerica Focused Alpha Large-Cap Fund Inc NA NA $0.00 12/15 12/29
FMO Fiduciary / Claymore MLP Opportunity Fund 13.46% $12.80 $1.72 8/11 8/31
FULL Full Circle Capital Corporation 0.00% $2.67 $0.00 3/29 4/15
GAB Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. 9.27% $6.47 $0.60 9/14 9/22
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 0.56% $35.48 $0.20 1/26 2/10
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.80% $18.81 $1.28 9/1 9/29
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 5.94% $22.22 $1.32 12/7 12/15
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 10.71% $5.60 $0.60 12/7 12/15
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 9.02% $9.76 $0.88 9/14 9/22
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 5.80% $20.68 $1.20 12/7 12/15
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 10.54% $13.93 $1.47 9/19 9/29
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 11.29% $8.50 $0.96 9/14 9/29
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 8.55% $7.02 $0.60 12/7 12/15
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 8.10% $25.17 $2.04 8/24 9/29
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 7.87% $21.36 $1.68 8/24 9/29
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 10.93% $10.98 $1.20 11/17 12/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 6.46% $25.65 $1.66 9/8 9/29
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 8.61% $12.55 $1.08 9/14 10/2
JLA Nuveen Equity Premium Advantage Fund 0.00% $13.84 $0.00 12/10 12/31
JPG Nuveen Equity Premium & Growth Fund NA $0.00 $0.00 12/10 12/31
JRS Nuveen Real Estate Income Fund 9.02% $11.09 $1.00 9/14 10/2
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 7.40% $13.40 $0.99 9/14 10/2
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 7.43% $16.70 $1.24 9/14 10/2
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 9.50% $16.84 $1.60 7/6 7/14
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 9.23% $10.83 $1.00 7/6 7/14
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 9.94% $18.11 $1.80 7/6 7/14
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 9.85% $8.53 $0.84 8/11 8/31
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 9.33% $7.72 $0.72 9/14 9/29
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 8.82% $13.61 $1.20 8/22 8/31
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.93% $11.64 $1.04 9/14 9/29
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 9.76% $5.53 $0.54 9/14 9/29
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 15.89% $10.07 $1.60 9/14 9/29
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 2.05% $19.49 $0.40 8/9 9/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.70% $12.46 $0.96 9/19 9/29
RIT LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc 0.00% $13.98 $0.00 5/18 5/27
RMT Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. 7.56% $9.00 $0.68 9/12 9/26
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.02% $21.21 $1.49 9/19 9/29
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.66% $12.53 $0.96 9/19 9/29
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.24% $15.48 $1.12 9/12 9/26
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 8.98% $21.38 $1.92 9/14 9/26
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 8.63% $14.37 $1.24 9/21 10/2
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.61% $21.03 $1.60 9/20 10/3
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 3.51% $39.90 $1.40 8/23 9/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 3.61% $15.51 $0.56 12/19 12/30
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.13% $25.32 $1.05 9/15 9/26
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 9.08% $28.86 $2.62 8/22 8/31
TYN Tortoise North American Energy Corp 0.00% $31.54 $0.00 5/20 5/30
USA Liberty All-Star Equity Fund Shs. Ben. Int. 8.62% $6.03 $0.52 7/26 9/11
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 6.92% $23.24 $1.61 9/19 9/29
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 5.96% $32.20 $1.92 9/19 9/29
MCC Medley Capital Corp 10.92% $5.86 $0.64 8/21 9/22
GDL-B The GDL Fund Series B Cumulative Puttable and Callable Preferred Shares 2.98% $50.38 $1.50 9/18 9/26
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Inco 10.44% $17.93 $1.87 11/10 11/20
KYN-E Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Series E 0.00% $25.10 $0.00 1/13 2/1
TYY-C Tortoise Energy Capital Corporation Series C NA NA $0.00 6/11 7/1
JPI Nuveen Preferred & Income Term Fund 6.78% $25.04 $1.70 9/14 10/2
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 6.97% $26.85 $1.87 9/19 9/29
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 10.47% $12.99 $1.36 9/14 9/29
KIPO Keating Capital Inc 0.00% $6.08 $0.00 8/7 9/18
NID Nuveen Intermediate Duration Mu 4.73% $13.44 $0.64 9/14 10/2
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 9.90% $14.34 $1.42 9/15 10/3
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 16.53% $9.44 $1.56 9/19 9/28
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 11.00% $8.10 $0.89 9/19 10/3
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.36 9/28 10/5
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 13.73% $6.41 $0.88 8/9 8/18
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund 5.94% $16.76 $1.00 9/15 9/29
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10.21% $13.64 $1.39 9/21 9/29
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. 0.00% $5.02 $0.00 8/12 8/24
FDEU First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund 7.56% $19.21 $1.45 10/2 10/16