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.

8.24%

Closed-End Fund - Equity Industry Dividend Yield*

*Calculated as the simple average of dividend yields in this group
Stock Symbol Company Name DARS™ Rating (?) Dividend Yield Current Price Annual Dividend Ex- Div Date Pay Date
SCM Stellus Capital Investment Corp 12.14% $11.20 $1.36 9/28 10/14
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 9.04% $15.48 $1.40 9/13 9/30
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 9.23% $8.67 $0.80 8/17 8/26
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.55% $8.77 $0.75 9/19 9/30
KCAP Kohlberg Capital 12.82% $4.68 $0.60 10/12 10/27
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 14.93% $7.50 $1.12 9/19 10/3
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.53% $13.04 $0.20 8/10 9/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.28% $14.38 $0.04 5/11 5/27
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 9.32% $4.29 $0.40 7/27 9/12
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 7.11% $7.88 $0.56 9/13 9/30
BDT Blackrock Strategic Dividend Achievers 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 6.73% $13.84 $0.93 9/13 9/30
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 4.74% $8.36 $0.40 10/20 10/31
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 6.86% $34.99 $2.40 9/13 9/30
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 1.91% $20.99 $0.40 6/10 6/28
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 10.59% $11.33 $1.20 9/8 9/15
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 11.35% $7.40 $0.84 9/8 9/15
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 8.71% $13.78 $1.20 9/13 9/30
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 22.80% $14.93 $3.40 10/13 10/31
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 23.17% $14.46 $3.35 10/13 10/31
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 9.68% $10.23 $0.99 9/8 9/15
DCA DCA Total Return Fund 8.77% $4.56 $0.40 10/11 10/20
DCS Claymore Dividend & Income Fund NA NA $0.00 5/11 5/31
DDF Delaware Investments Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. 6.42% $9.81 $0.63 9/14 9/30
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 7.44% $10.49 $0.78 9/28 10/11
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 8.22% $12.61 $1.04 9/21 9/30
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.73% $13.58 $1.05 9/21 9/30
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 7.16% $12.57 $0.90 9/12 10/3
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.88% $16.45 $1.30 9/21 9/30
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.85% $15.03 $1.33 9/21 9/30
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 9.50% $10.65 $1.01 9/21 9/30
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 8.57% $20.31 $1.74 9/21 9/30
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 11.26% $15.30 $1.72 8/11 8/31
FULL Full Circle Capital Corporation 0.00% $2.65 $0.00 3/29 4/15
GAB Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. 10.71% $5.60 $0.60 9/14 9/23
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 0.16% $32.55 $0.05 1/28 2/12
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.86% $18.66 $1.28 8/31 9/29
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 6.89% $19.17 $1.32 10/13 10/24
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 13.27% $6.33 $0.84 10/13 10/24
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 11.46% $7.68 $0.88 9/14 9/23
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 6.56% $18.28 $1.20 10/13 10/24
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 10.29% $12.03 $1.24 10/17 10/31
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 12.12% $7.92 $0.96 9/13 9/30
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 8.86% $6.77 $0.60 10/13 10/24
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 8.11% $24.16 $1.96 5/24 6/30
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 17.25% $19.02 $3.28 6/21 8/12
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 10.20% $13.53 $1.38 10/18 11/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 5.94% $24.45 $1.45 10/11 10/31
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 9.39% $11.50 $1.08 9/13 10/3
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 7.99% $12.01 $0.96 9/13 10/3
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 8.74% $11.81 $1.03 9/13 10/3
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 8.42% $14.72 $1.24 9/13 10/3
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 10.42% $18.42 $1.92 7/6 7/15
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 8.82% $11.34 $1.00 7/6 7/15
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 11.18% $19.67 $2.20 7/6 7/15
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 10.04% $8.37 $0.84 8/11 8/31
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 9.39% $7.67 $0.72 9/14 9/30
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 9.62% $12.47 $1.20 8/22 8/31
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 9.04% $11.50 $1.04 9/14 9/30
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 8.35% $5.75 $0.48 9/13 9/30
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 24.05% $9.98 $2.40 9/14 9/30
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 2.10% $19.08 $0.40 8/10 9/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.20% $13.33 $0.96 10/18 10/31
RIT LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc 0.00% $13.98 $0.00 5/18 5/27
RMT Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. 8.29% $7.72 $0.64 9/9 9/26
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.26% $20.38 $1.48 10/18 10/31
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.17% $13.38 $0.96 10/18 10/31
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.97% $12.54 $1.00 9/9 9/26
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 4.45% $17.98 $0.80 7/27 8/9
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 9.15% $13.55 $1.24 9/21 9/30
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.88% $20.31 $1.60 9/20 10/4
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 4.51% $36.37 $1.64 8/24 9/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 2.36% $14.81 $0.35 12/21 12/31
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.15% $21.19 $0.88 9/15 9/27
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 8.79% $29.82 $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. 9.36% $5.13 $0.48 7/27 9/12
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 7.54% $21.23 $1.60 10/18 10/31
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 5.89% $30.82 $1.82 9/14 9/30
MCC Medley Capital Corp 11.49% $7.66 $0.88 8/22 9/23
GDL-B The GDL Fund Series B Cumulative Puttable and Callable Preferred Shares NA NA $1.50 9/15 9/26
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Inco 11.90% $15.73 $1.87 10/11 10/20
KYN-E Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Series E NA NA $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 7.90% $24.69 $1.95 9/13 10/3
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.36% $25.45 $1.87 9/20 9/30
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 10.27% $13.24 $1.36 9/14 9/30
KIPO Keating Capital Inc 0.00% $6.08 $0.00 8/7 9/18
NID Nuveen Intermediate Duration Mu 4.89% $13.98 $0.68 9/13 10/3
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 12.91% $11.00 $1.42 9/15 10/3
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 14.32% $13.13 $1.88 10/19 10/28
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 9.47% $9.41 $0.89 9/19 10/4
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.36 9/28 10/6
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 11.73% $7.50 $0.88 8/9 8/18
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund NA NA $1.00 9/15 9/30
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 11.25% $12.37 $1.39 9/20 9/30
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. NA NA $0.16 8/12 8/24