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.

7.30%

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 9.67% $14.06 $1.36 6/28 7/14
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 8.95% $15.65 $1.40 3/15 3/31
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 8.60% $9.30 $0.80 5/17 6/1
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.32% $9.23 $0.77 6/19 6/30
KCAP KCAP Financial Inc 13.75% $3.49 $0.48 4/5 4/28
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 9.54% $7.55 $0.72 3/20 4/3
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.40% $14.24 $0.20 5/10 6/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.33% $12.08 $0.04 5/10 5/26
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.42% $4.75 $0.40 4/26 6/12
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.46% $8.67 $0.56 5/11 5/31
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 6.95% $13.39 $0.93 5/11 5/31
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 4.30% $9.49 $0.41 7/20 7/31
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 6.85% $35.02 $2.40 5/11 5/31
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 1.59% $25.12 $0.40 6/9 6/27
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 9.35% $12.84 $1.20 5/8 5/15
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 9.98% $8.42 $0.84 5/8 5/15
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 6.72% $14.78 $0.99 5/11 5/31
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 16.64% $16.77 $2.79 9/14 9/29
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 16.38% $16.77 $2.75 9/14 9/29
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 8.47% $11.69 $0.99 5/8 5/15
DCA DCA Total Return Fund 9.15% $4.37 $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. 4.61% $10.41 $0.48 5/10 5/26
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 6.98% $11.17 $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 7.70% $13.46 $1.04 5/22 5/31
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.19% $14.60 $1.05 5/22 5/31
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 6.76% $13.32 $0.90 6/12 7/3
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.83% $16.55 $1.30 5/22 5/31
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.54% $15.56 $1.33 5/22 5/31
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 8.90% $11.36 $1.01 5/22 5/31
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 8.09% $21.51 $1.74 5/22 5/31
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 12.04% $14.31 $1.72 5/11 5/31
FULL Full Circle Capital Corporation 0.00% $2.67 $0.00 3/29 4/15
GAB Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. 9.77% $6.14 $0.60 6/15 6/26
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 0.59% $33.93 $0.20 1/26 2/10
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.30% $20.31 $1.28 6/2 6/29
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 6.09% $21.66 $1.32 9/14 9/22
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 10.51% $5.71 $0.60 9/14 9/22
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 10.01% $8.79 $0.88 6/14 6/23
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 6.23% $19.25 $1.20 9/14 9/22
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 9.15% $13.53 $1.24 7/13 7/31
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 11.52% $8.33 $0.96 3/13 3/31
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 8.81% $6.81 $0.60 9/14 9/22
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 7.91% $25.27 $2.00 5/30 6/30
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 7.84% $20.93 $1.64 5/30 6/30
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 10.87% $11.04 $1.20 8/16 9/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 6.31% $26.25 $1.66 5/9 5/31
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 8.65% $12.49 $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 8.77% $11.40 $1.00 3/13 4/3
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 7.80% $12.71 $0.99 3/13 4/3
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 7.75% $16.01 $1.24 3/13 4/3
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 8.56% $18.69 $1.60 4/11 4/21
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 8.76% $11.42 $1.00 4/11 4/21
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 9.42% $19.11 $1.80 4/11 4/21
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 9.61% $8.74 $0.84 5/11 5/31
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 9.07% $7.94 $0.72 3/15 3/31
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 9.17% $13.09 $1.20 5/22 5/31
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.44% $12.32 $1.04 3/15 3/31
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 9.18% $5.23 $0.48 5/11 5/31
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 14.61% $10.95 $1.60 9/14 9/29
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 2.10% $19.01 $0.40 5/10 6/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.67% $12.52 $0.96 6/20 6/30
RIT LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc 0.00% $13.98 $0.00 5/18 5/27
RMT Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. 7.36% $8.69 $0.64 3/10 3/24
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.37% $20.18 $1.49 6/20 6/30
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.68% $12.50 $0.96 6/20 6/30
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.19% $14.47 $1.04 3/10 3/24
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 8.51% $21.62 $1.84 3/13 3/28
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 8.70% $14.25 $1.24 6/21 7/3
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.32% $21.87 $1.60 6/20 7/5
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 3.66% $38.23 $1.40 5/24 6/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 3.74% $14.98 $0.56 12/19 12/30
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.17% $24.07 $1.00 3/16 3/28
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 8.03% $32.63 $2.62 5/22 5/31
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. 9.30% $5.59 $0.52 4/26 6/12
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 6.97% $23.08 $1.61 6/20 6/30
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 5.47% $35.11 $1.92 6/14 6/30
MCC Medley Capital Corp 10.47% $6.11 $0.64 5/22 6/23
GDL-B The GDL Fund Series B Cumulative Puttable and Callable Preferred Shares 2.96% $50.65 $1.50 6/15 6/26
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Inco 10.88% $17.20 $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 7.22% $25.00 $1.81 5/11 6/1
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.17% $26.11 $1.87 6/20 6/30
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 9.65% $14.09 $1.36 6/14 6/30
KIPO Keating Capital Inc 0.00% $6.08 $0.00 8/7 9/18
NID Nuveen Intermediate Duration Mu 4.80% $13.25 $0.64 5/11 6/1
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 10.01% $14.18 $1.42 3/23 4/3
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 11.53% $13.53 $1.56 6/19 6/29
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 9.63% $9.25 $0.89 6/19 7/5
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.36 6/28 7/6
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 11.81% $7.45 $0.88 5/9 5/18
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund NA NA $1.00 5/17 5/31
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10.36% $13.43 $1.39 6/21 6/30
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. NA NA $0.00 8/12 8/24