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.

7.53%

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 9.65% $14.09 $1.36 3/29 4/14
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 8.70% $16.09 $1.40 12/13 12/30
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 8.03% $9.96 $0.80 2/15 2/24
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.17% $9.18 $0.75 3/20 3/31
KCAP Kohlberg Capital 11.79% $4.07 $0.48 1/4 1/27
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 13.07% $8.57 $1.12 12/20 1/3
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.47% $13.64 $0.20 2/8 3/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.31% $12.84 $0.04 11/10 11/28
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.75% $4.57 $0.40 1/25 3/13
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.66% $8.41 $0.56 1/11 1/31
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 6.62% $14.07 $0.93 1/11 1/31
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 4.35% $9.38 $0.41 4/19 4/28
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 7.09% $33.85 $2.40 1/11 1/31
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 6.68% $23.34 $1.56 11/9 12/21
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 10.22% $11.74 $1.20 2/8 2/15
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 10.88% $7.72 $0.84 2/8 2/15
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 6.94% $14.32 $0.99 1/11 1/31
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 17.94% $15.56 $2.79 6/13 6/30
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 17.52% $15.68 $2.75 6/13 6/30
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 8.88% $11.15 $0.99 2/8 2/15
DCA DCA Total Return Fund 8.68% $4.61 $0.40 1/5 1/10
DCS Claymore Dividend & Income Fund NA NA $0.00 5/11 5/31
DDF Delaware Investments Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. 4.62% $10.38 $0.48 2/8 2/24
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 7.32% $10.66 $0.78 3/29 4/10
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 7.87% $13.17 $1.04 2/16 2/28
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.73% $13.59 $1.05 2/16 2/28
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 7.24% $12.43 $0.90 2/13 3/1
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.85% $16.52 $1.30 2/16 2/28
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.70% $15.28 $1.33 2/16 2/28
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 9.24% $10.95 $1.01 2/16 2/28
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 7.95% $21.90 $1.74 2/16 2/28
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 10.60% $16.26 $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. 9.92% $6.05 $0.60 12/7 12/16
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 0.60% $33.57 $0.20 1/26 2/10
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.61% $19.35 $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 10.73% $5.59 $0.60 3/15 3/24
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 8.46% $8.04 $0.68 12/7 12/16
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 6.70% $17.90 $1.20 6/14 6/23
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 9.65% $12.83 $1.24 4/12 4/28
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 11.54% $8.32 $0.96 12/13 12/30
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 9.04% $6.64 $0.60 3/15 3/24
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 7.57% $23.77 $1.80 2/24 3/31
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 7.85% $18.35 $1.44 2/24 3/31
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 10.38% $11.56 $1.20 2/17 3/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 6.79% $24.38 $1.66 3/9 3/31
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 8.82% $12.24 $1.08 12/13 12/30
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 8.79% $11.38 $1.00 12/13 12/30
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 8.19% $12.11 $0.99 12/13 12/30
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 8.33% $14.88 $1.24 12/13 12/30
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 9.54% $20.12 $1.92 1/4 1/13
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 7.86% $12.72 $1.00 12/28 1/13
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 10.31% $21.34 $2.20 1/4 1/13
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 9.79% $8.58 $0.84 2/13 2/28
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 8.90% $8.09 $0.72 12/14 12/30
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 9.91% $12.11 $1.20 2/22 2/28
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.52% $12.20 $1.04 12/14 12/30
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 8.91% $5.39 $0.48 2/13 2/28
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 20.89% $11.49 $2.40 9/13 9/29
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 2.05% $19.50 $0.40 2/8 3/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.59% $12.65 $0.96 3/21 3/31
RIT LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc 0.00% $13.98 $0.00 5/18 5/27
RMT Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. 7.54% $8.49 $0.64 12/9 12/27
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.49% $19.87 $1.49 3/21 3/31
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.34% $13.08 $0.96 3/21 3/31
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.51% $14.38 $1.08 12/9 12/27
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 7.88% $22.85 $1.80 1/27 2/9
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 8.69% $14.27 $1.24 3/22 4/3
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.33% $21.82 $1.60 3/21 4/4
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 3.76% $37.26 $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. 4.12% $23.32 $0.96 12/15 12/27
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 7.58% $34.57 $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. 7.71% $20.85 $1.61 3/21 3/31
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 5.72% $33.58 $1.92 3/20 3/31
MCC Medley Capital Corp 11.47% $7.67 $0.88 2/17 3/24
GDL-B The GDL Fund Series B Cumulative Puttable and Callable Preferred Shares 2.97% $50.58 $1.50 12/15 12/27
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Inco 11.69% $16.02 $1.87 2/9 2/21
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 7.57% $23.85 $1.81 2/13 3/1
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.31% $25.60 $1.87 3/21 3/31
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 9.34% $14.56 $1.36 12/14 12/30
KIPO Keating Capital Inc 0.00% $6.08 $0.00 8/7 9/18
NID Nuveen Intermediate Duration Mu 5.03% $13.11 $0.66 2/13 3/1
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 11.09% $12.81 $1.42 12/16 1/3
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 10.65% $14.65 $1.56 3/21 3/30
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 8.29% $10.75 $0.89 12/19 1/4
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.36 12/28 1/5
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 11.08% $7.94 $0.88 2/9 2/21
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund NA NA $1.00 2/16 2/28
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10.65% $13.07 $1.39 3/20 3/31
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. NA NA $0.00 8/12 8/24