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.

7.35%

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 10.08% $13.49 $1.36 6/28 7/14
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 9.31% $15.04 $1.40 6/13 6/30
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 9.35% $8.56 $0.80 5/17 6/1
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.18% $9.39 $0.77 6/19 6/30
KCAP KCAP Financial Inc 13.83% $3.47 $0.48 4/5 4/28
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 9.82% $7.33 $0.72 6/19 7/3
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.39% $14.36 $0.20 5/10 6/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.34% $11.87 $0.04 5/10 5/26
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.13% $4.92 $0.40 4/26 6/12
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.40% $8.76 $0.56 6/13 6/30
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 7.21% $12.91 $0.93 6/13 6/30
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 4.27% $9.55 $0.41 7/20 7/31
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 6.62% $36.25 $2.40 6/13 6/30
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 1.58% $25.25 $0.40 6/9 6/27
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 9.12% $13.16 $1.20 6/8 6/15
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 9.93% $8.46 $0.84 6/8 6/15
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 6.67% $14.90 $0.99 6/13 6/30
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 18.50% $15.09 $2.79 9/14 9/29
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 18.37% $14.95 $2.75 9/14 9/29
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 8.40% $11.79 $0.99 6/8 6/15
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. 4.57% $10.50 $0.48 6/14 6/30
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 7.03% $11.10 $0.78 9/28 10/10
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 7.54% $13.75 $1.04 6/21 6/30
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.09% $14.82 $1.05 6/21 6/30
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 6.92% $13.01 $0.90 6/12 7/3
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.95% $16.30 $1.30 6/21 6/30
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.69% $15.30 $1.33 6/21 6/30
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 8.71% $11.62 $1.01 6/21 6/30
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 7.94% $21.91 $1.74 6/21 6/30
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 13.18% $13.07 $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% $34.13 $0.20 1/26 2/10
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.66% $19.23 $1.28 6/2 6/29
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 6.04% $21.85 $1.32 9/14 9/22
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 10.79% $5.56 $0.60 9/14 9/22
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 10.06% $8.75 $0.88 6/14 6/23
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 5.96% $20.13 $1.20 9/14 9/22
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 9.29% $13.33 $1.24 7/13 7/31
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 11.71% $8.20 $0.96 6/13 6/30
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 8.66% $6.93 $0.60 9/14 9/22
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 7.67% $26.07 $2.00 5/30 6/30
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 7.59% $21.62 $1.64 5/30 6/30
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 10.58% $11.34 $1.20 8/16 9/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 6.50% $25.48 $1.66 6/8 6/30
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 8.63% $12.51 $1.08 6/13 7/3
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 8.90% $11.23 $1.00 6/13 7/3
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 7.82% $12.68 $0.99 6/13 7/3
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 7.77% $15.96 $1.24 6/13 7/3
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 9.31% $17.19 $1.60 4/11 4/21
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 9.60% $10.42 $1.00 4/11 4/21
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 10.00% $18.00 $1.80 4/11 4/21
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 9.57% $8.78 $0.84 5/11 5/31
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 9.23% $7.80 $0.72 6/14 6/30
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 9.32% $12.87 $1.20 5/22 5/31
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.77% $11.86 $1.04 6/14 6/30
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 9.80% $5.51 $0.54 6/13 6/30
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 16.55% $9.67 $1.60 9/14 9/29
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 2.16% $18.53 $0.40 5/10 6/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.48% $12.84 $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. 7.44% $8.60 $0.64 6/9 6/27
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.12% $20.91 $1.49 6/20 6/30
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.44% $12.91 $0.96 6/20 6/30
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.54% $14.33 $1.08 6/9 6/27
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 9.06% $20.74 $1.88 6/13 6/27
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 8.70% $14.25 $1.24 6/21 7/3
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.36% $21.73 $1.60 6/20 7/5
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 3.61% $38.74 $1.40 5/24 6/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 3.70% $15.12 $0.56 12/19 12/30
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.14% $24.22 $1.00 6/15 6/27
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 9.12% $28.74 $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. 9.19% $5.66 $0.52 4/26 6/12
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 6.88% $23.36 $1.61 6/20 6/30
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 5.58% $34.40 $1.92 6/14 6/30
MCC Medley Capital Corp 10.05% $6.37 $0.64 5/22 6/23
GDL-B The GDL Fund Series B Cumulative Puttable and Callable Preferred Shares 2.98% $50.35 $1.50 6/15 6/26
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Inco 10.92% $17.14 $1.87 9/8 9/18
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 6.90% $24.60 $1.70 6/13 7/3
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.09% $26.41 $1.87 6/20 6/30
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 9.74% $13.97 $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 4.76% $13.36 $0.64 6/13 7/3
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 9.82% $14.46 $1.42 6/15 7/6
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 11.80% $13.22 $1.56 6/19 6/29
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 9.85% $9.05 $0.89 6/19 7/5
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.36 6/28 7/6
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 13.23% $6.65 $0.88 5/9 5/18
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund 5.81% $17.15 $1.00 6/15 6/30
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10.34% $13.46 $1.39 6/21 6/30
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. 0.00% $4.34 $0.00 8/12 8/24