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.

7.17%

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 9.66% $14.07 $1.36 12/28 1/12
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 9.74% $14.37 $1.40 9/14 9/29
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 9.57% $8.36 $0.80 8/23 9/1
GAIN Gladstone Investment 7.87% $9.91 $0.78 12/18 12/29
KCAP KCAP Financial Inc 13.71% $3.50 $0.48 10/6 10/26
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 9.59% $7.51 $0.72 9/19 10/2
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.29% $15.47 $0.20 8/9 9/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.33% $11.98 $0.04 5/10 5/26
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.03% $5.48 $0.44 7/26 9/11
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.15% $9.11 $0.56 10/13 10/31
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 6.88% $13.53 $0.93 10/13 10/31
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 3.87% $10.55 $0.41 10/23 10/31
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 6.52% $36.80 $2.40 10/13 10/31
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 1.51% $26.41 $0.40 6/9 6/27
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 8.79% $13.65 $1.20 10/10 10/16
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 9.16% $9.17 $0.84 10/10 10/16
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 6.32% $15.71 $0.99 10/13 10/31
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 18.66% $14.96 $2.79 12/14 12/29
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 18.47% $14.87 $2.75 12/14 12/29
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 8.02% $12.34 $0.99 10/10 10/16
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. 4.46% $10.77 $0.48 10/12 10/27
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 6.82% $11.44 $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 7.22% $14.36 $1.04 10/23 10/31
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 6.85% $15.32 $1.05 10/23 10/31
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 6.86% $13.11 $0.90 10/13 11/1
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.71% $16.81 $1.30 10/23 10/31
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.69% $15.30 $1.33 10/23 10/31
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 8.54% $11.84 $1.01 10/23 10/31
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 7.76% $22.43 $1.74 10/23 10/31
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 13.69% $12.59 $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. 9.15% $6.56 $0.60 9/14 9/22
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 0.55% $36.33 $0.20 1/26 2/10
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.72% $19.06 $1.28 9/1 9/29
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 5.83% $22.64 $1.32 12/7 12/15
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 10.64% $5.64 $0.60 12/7 12/15
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 9.32% $9.44 $0.88 9/14 9/22
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 5.86% $20.49 $1.20 12/7 12/15
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 10.26% $14.22 $1.46 10/19 10/31
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 10.96% $8.76 $0.96 9/14 9/29
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 8.47% $7.08 $0.60 12/7 12/15
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 8.03% $25.41 $2.04 8/24 9/29
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 7.64% $21.99 $1.68 8/24 9/29
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 10.62% $11.30 $1.20 11/17 12/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 6.42% $25.79 $1.66 10/11 10/31
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 8.34% $12.95 $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 8.90% $11.24 $1.00 9/14 10/2
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 7.24% $13.70 $0.99 9/14 10/2
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 7.29% $17.01 $1.24 9/14 10/2
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 9.58% $16.71 $1.60 10/5 10/13
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 9.31% $10.74 $1.00 10/5 10/13
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 10.53% $17.10 $1.80 10/5 10/13
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 9.68% $8.68 $0.84 8/11 8/31
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 9.16% $7.86 $0.72 9/14 9/29
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 8.88% $13.52 $1.20 8/22 8/31
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.72% $11.93 $1.04 9/14 9/29
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 9.64% $5.60 $0.54 10/13 10/31
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 15.00% $10.67 $1.60 9/14 9/29
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 2.04% $19.59 $0.40 8/9 9/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.53% $12.75 $0.96 12/19 12/29
RIT LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc 0.00% $13.98 $0.00 5/18 5/27
RMT Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. 7.25% $9.38 $0.68 9/12 9/26
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 6.84% $21.77 $1.49 12/19 12/29
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.51% $12.79 $0.96 12/19 12/29
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.05% $15.89 $1.12 9/12 9/26
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 8.63% $22.24 $1.92 9/14 9/26
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 8.55% $14.50 $1.24 9/21 10/2
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.46% $21.44 $1.60 9/20 10/3
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 3.42% $40.97 $1.40 8/23 9/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 3.53% $15.87 $0.56 12/19 12/30
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.04% $25.90 $1.05 9/15 9/26
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 9.38% $27.94 $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. 8.50% $6.12 $0.52 7/26 9/11
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 6.96% $23.10 $1.61 12/19 12/29
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 6.12% $31.39 $1.92 12/14 12/29
MCC Medley Capital Corp 11.21% $5.71 $0.64 8/21 9/22
GDL-B The GDL Fund Series B Cumulative Puttable and Callable Preferred Shares 2.98% $50.35 $1.50 9/18 9/26
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Inco 10.13% $18.48 $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 6.66% $25.48 $1.70 10/12 11/1
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 6.98% $26.82 $1.87 12/19 12/29
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 10.37% $13.12 $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 4.76% $13.35 $0.64 10/12 11/1
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 9.63% $14.75 $1.42 9/15 10/3
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 11.00% $9.09 $1.00 12/19 12/28
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 10.80% $8.25 $0.89 9/19 10/3
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.36 9/28 10/5
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 14.13% $6.23 $0.88 8/9 8/18
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund 5.91% $16.85 $1.00 10/18 10/31
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10.04% $13.87 $1.39 12/21 12/29
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. 0.00% $5.85 $0.00 8/12 8/24
FDEU First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund 7.49% $19.38 $1.45 10/2 10/16