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.

7.51%

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 9.51% $14.29 $1.36 3/29 4/14
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 9.03% $15.50 $1.40 3/15 3/31
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 8.27% $9.67 $0.80 2/15 2/24
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.47% $8.85 $0.75 3/20 3/31
KCAP KCAP Financial Inc 12.00% $4.00 $0.48 4/5 4/28
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 8.98% $8.02 $0.72 3/20 4/3
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.46% $13.72 $0.20 2/8 3/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.33% $12.10 $0.04 5/10 5/26
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.89% $4.50 $0.40 1/25 3/13
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.59% $8.51 $0.56 3/13 3/31
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 6.85% $13.59 $0.93 3/13 3/31
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 4.39% $9.30 $0.41 4/19 4/28
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 6.97% $34.45 $2.40 3/13 3/31
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 6.58% $23.72 $1.56 11/9 12/21
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 10.01% $11.99 $1.20 3/8 3/15
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 10.77% $7.80 $0.84 3/8 3/15
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 6.97% $14.25 $0.99 3/13 3/31
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 17.40% $16.04 $2.79 6/13 6/30
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 17.17% $16.00 $2.75 6/13 6/30
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 8.94% $11.08 $0.99 3/8 3/15
DCA DCA Total Return Fund 9.22% $4.34 $0.40 3/22 3/31
DCS Claymore Dividend & Income Fund NA NA $0.00 5/11 5/31
DDF Delaware Investments Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. 4.67% $10.27 $0.48 3/15 3/31
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 7.27% $10.73 $0.78 6/28 7/10
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 7.94% $13.06 $1.04 3/22 3/31
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.73% $13.58 $1.05 3/22 3/31
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 7.09% $12.69 $0.90 3/13 4/3
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.96% $16.28 $1.30 3/22 3/31
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.66% $15.35 $1.33 3/22 3/31
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 9.12% $11.09 $1.01 3/22 3/31
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 8.19% $21.24 $1.74 3/22 3/31
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 11.23% $15.35 $1.72 2/13 2/28
FULL Full Circle Capital Corporation 0.00% $2.67 $0.00 3/29 4/15
GAB Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. 10.07% $5.96 $0.60 12/7 12/16
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 0.60% $33.37 $0.20 1/26 2/10
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.55% $19.55 $1.28 3/3 3/30
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 6.31% $20.91 $1.32 3/15 3/24
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 10.75% $5.58 $0.60 3/15 3/24
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 8.50% $8.00 $0.68 12/7 12/16
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 6.62% $18.14 $1.20 6/14 6/23
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 9.35% $13.25 $1.24 4/12 4/28
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 11.88% $8.08 $0.96 3/13 3/31
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 8.97% $6.69 $0.60 3/15 3/24
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 7.52% $23.94 $1.80 2/24 3/31
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 7.46% $19.31 $1.44 2/24 3/31
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 10.95% $10.96 $1.20 5/17 6/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 6.76% $24.49 $1.66 3/9 3/31
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 9.18% $11.76 $1.08 3/13 4/3
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 9.03% $11.07 $1.00 3/13 4/3
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 8.20% $12.10 $0.99 3/13 4/3
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 8.40% $14.77 $1.24 3/13 4/3
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 9.94% $19.31 $1.92 1/4 1/13
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 8.07% $12.39 $1.00 12/28 1/13
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 10.88% $20.22 $2.20 1/4 1/13
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 9.99% $8.41 $0.84 2/13 2/28
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 8.98% $8.02 $0.72 3/15 3/31
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 9.52% $12.60 $1.20 2/22 2/28
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.62% $12.06 $1.04 3/15 3/31
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 9.16% $5.24 $0.48 2/13 2/28
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 14.79% $10.82 $1.60 9/14 9/29
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 2.07% $19.34 $0.40 2/8 3/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.79% $12.32 $0.96 4/18 4/28
RIT LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc 0.00% $13.98 $0.00 5/18 5/27
RMT Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. 7.71% $8.30 $0.64 3/10 3/24
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.73% $19.25 $1.49 4/18 4/28
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.88% $12.19 $0.96 4/18 4/28
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.48% $13.90 $1.04 3/10 3/24
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 8.17% $22.52 $1.84 3/13 3/28
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 8.94% $13.87 $1.24 3/22 4/3
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.23% $22.14 $1.60 3/21 4/4
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 3.74% $37.47 $1.40 2/22 3/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 3.86% $14.50 $0.56 12/19 12/30
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.34% $23.10 $1.00 3/16 3/28
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 7.83% $33.44 $2.62 2/16 2/28
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. 9.54% $5.45 $0.52 2/15 3/6
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 7.52% $21.38 $1.61 4/18 4/28
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 5.85% $32.82 $1.92 3/20 3/31
MCC Medley Capital Corp 11.61% $7.58 $0.88 2/17 3/24
GDL-B The GDL Fund Series B Cumulative Puttable and Callable Preferred Shares 2.97% $50.45 $1.50 3/16 3/27
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Inco 11.60% $16.14 $1.87 6/8 6/19
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 7.56% $23.90 $1.81 3/13 4/3
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.40% $25.30 $1.87 4/18 4/28
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 8.94% $15.21 $1.36 3/17 3/31
KIPO Keating Capital Inc 0.00% $6.08 $0.00 8/7 9/18
NID Nuveen Intermediate Duration Mu 4.94% $12.88 $0.64 3/13 4/3
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 10.50% $13.52 $1.42 3/23 4/3
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 11.01% $14.17 $1.56 3/21 3/30
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 9.17% $9.72 $0.89 3/20 4/4
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $0.00 3/29 4/6
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 11.46% $7.68 $0.88 2/9 2/21
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund NA NA $1.00 3/15 3/31
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10.63% $13.10 $1.39 3/20 3/31
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. NA NA $0.00 8/12 8/24