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.

7.85%

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 11.00% $12.36 $1.36 12/28 1/12
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 9.86% $14.20 $1.40 12/14 12/29
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 10.14% $7.89 $0.80 11/22 11/30
GAIN Gladstone Investment 7.04% $11.08 $0.78 12/18 12/29
KCAP KCAP Financial Inc 13.91% $3.45 $0.48 10/6 10/26
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 10.03% $7.18 $0.72 12/22 1/2
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.62% $14.84 $0.24 11/21 12/22
ASA ASA Limited 0.37% $10.79 $0.04 11/10 11/28
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.32% $5.29 $0.44 11/16 1/2
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.14% $9.12 $0.56 12/14 12/29
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 6.80% $13.70 $0.93 12/14 12/29
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 3.78% $10.79 $0.41 1/23 1/31
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 6.63% $36.22 $2.40 12/14 12/29
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 5.94% $26.95 $1.60 11/10 12/21
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 8.19% $14.66 $1.20 12/11 12/15
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 9.33% $9.00 $0.84 12/11 12/15
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 6.23% $15.95 $0.99 12/14 12/29
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 18.39% $15.18 $2.79 3/14 3/30
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 18.28% $15.03 $2.75 3/14 3/30
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 8.16% $12.13 $0.99 12/11 12/15
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. 4.47% $10.74 $0.48 12/14 12/29
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 6.87% $11.35 $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 7.34% $14.12 $1.04 12/21 12/29
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.01% $14.98 $1.05 12/21 12/29
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 6.75% $13.33 $0.90 12/12 1/2
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.79% $16.64 $1.30 12/21 12/29
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.73% $15.23 $1.33 12/21 12/29
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 8.38% $12.07 $1.01 12/21 12/29
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 7.65% $22.75 $1.74 12/21 12/29
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 15.13% $11.39 $1.72 11/14 11/30
FULL Full Circle Capital Corporation 0.00% $2.67 $0.00 3/29 4/15
GAB Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. 10.34% $6.19 $0.64 12/7 12/15
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 7.79% $33.49 $2.61 11/10 12/29
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.72% $19.05 $1.28 12/11 12/28
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 5.86% $22.52 $1.32 3/14 3/22
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 11.95% $5.02 $0.60 3/14 3/22
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 10.26% $8.58 $0.88 12/7 12/15
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 5.78% $20.75 $1.20 3/14 3/22
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 11.26% $13.22 $1.49 12/18 12/29
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 10.82% $8.87 $0.96 12/14 12/29
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 8.52% $7.04 $0.60 3/14 3/22
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 9.31% $22.33 $2.08 11/27 12/29
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 9.02% $19.06 $1.72 11/27 12/29
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 11.06% $10.85 $1.20 2/20 3/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 25.10% $25.17 $6.32 12/8 12/18
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 8.79% $12.29 $1.08 12/14 12/29
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 9.08% $11.01 $1.00 12/14 12/29
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 7.37% $13.46 $0.99 12/14 12/29
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 7.23% $17.14 $1.24 12/14 12/29
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 10.22% $15.65 $1.60 10/5 10/13
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 10.14% $9.86 $1.00 10/5 10/13
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 11.05% $16.29 $1.80 10/5 10/13
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 10.14% $8.28 $0.84 11/14 11/30
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 9.49% $7.59 $0.72 12/14 12/29
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 9.49% $12.64 $1.20 11/22 12/1
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.93% $11.65 $1.04 12/14 12/29
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 9.91% $5.45 $0.54 12/14 12/29
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 15.79% $10.13 $1.60 12/14 12/29
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 14.38% $18.92 $2.72 11/21 12/20
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.69% $12.49 $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. 8.60% $9.30 $0.80 12/12 12/27
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.20% $20.68 $1.49 12/19 12/29
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.71% $12.45 $0.96 12/19 12/29
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 8.80% $15.91 $1.40 12/12 12/27
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 8.75% $22.40 $1.96 12/14 12/27
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 9.01% $13.77 $1.24 12/21 12/29
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.68% $20.82 $1.60 3/21 4/3
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 2.41% $39.79 $0.96 11/22 12/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 1.67% $16.16 $0.27 12/18 12/29
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 1.43% $26.63 $0.38 12/20 12/29
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 10.28% $25.48 $2.62 11/21 11/30
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. 11.07% $6.14 $0.68 11/16 1/2
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 6.87% $23.42 $1.61 12/19 12/29
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 6.10% $31.48 $1.92 12/14 12/29
MCC Medley Capital Corp 11.47% $5.58 $0.64 11/21 12/22
GDL-B The GDL Fund Series B Cumulative Puttable and Callable Preferred Shares 2.97% $50.57 $1.50 12/15 12/26
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Inco 10.26% $18.25 $1.87 2/9 2/20
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 6.67% $25.45 $1.70 12/14 12/29
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.19% $26.04 $1.87 12/19 12/29
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 11.22% $12.12 $1.36 12/14 12/29
KIPO Keating Capital Inc 0.00% $6.08 $0.00 8/7 9/18
NID Nuveen Intermediate Duration Mu 4.49% $13.36 $0.60 12/14 12/29
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 10.07% $14.10 $1.42 12/15 1/2
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 13.02% $7.68 $1.00 12/19 12/28
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 9.72% $7.82 $0.76 12/19 1/3
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.00 12/28 1/4
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 16.03% $5.49 $0.88 11/10 11/20
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund 5.33% $16.44 $0.88 11/17 11/30
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 11.23% $12.40 $1.39 12/21 12/29
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. 0.00% $6.17 $0.00 8/12 8/24
FDEU First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund 7.81% $18.58 $1.45 12/1 12/15