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.

7.16%

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 9.62% $14.14 $1.36 6/28 7/14
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 8.81% $15.89 $1.40 3/15 3/31
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 8.26% $9.68 $0.80 2/15 2/24
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.11% $9.47 $0.77 6/19 6/30
KCAP KCAP Financial Inc 12.80% $3.75 $0.48 4/5 4/28
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 9.17% $7.85 $0.72 3/20 4/3
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.45% $13.79 $0.20 5/10 6/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.32% $12.54 $0.04 5/10 5/26
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.57% $4.67 $0.40 4/26 6/12
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.58% $8.52 $0.56 4/11 4/28
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% $13.40 $0.93 4/11 4/28
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 4.38% $9.32 $0.41 4/19 4/28
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 7.02% $34.18 $2.40 4/11 4/28
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 6.47% $24.10 $1.56 11/9 12/21
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 10.03% $11.97 $1.20 4/7 4/17
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 10.57% $7.95 $0.84 4/7 4/17
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 6.86% $14.48 $0.99 4/11 4/28
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 17.02% $16.40 $2.79 6/13 6/30
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 16.88% $16.27 $2.75 6/13 6/30
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 8.75% $11.32 $0.99 4/7 4/17
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. 4.64% $10.34 $0.48 4/11 4/28
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 7.12% $10.95 $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 7.88% $13.15 $1.04 4/19 4/28
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.59% $13.83 $1.05 4/19 4/28
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 6.94% $12.96 $0.90 4/13 5/1
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.90% $16.41 $1.30 4/19 4/28
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.63% $15.40 $1.33 4/19 4/28
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 9.10% $11.12 $1.01 4/19 4/28
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 8.06% $21.60 $1.74 4/19 4/28
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 11.10% $15.53 $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. 0.00% $6.02 $0.00 12/7 12/16
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 0.60% $33.58 $0.20 1/26 2/10
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.34% $20.18 $1.28 3/3 3/30
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 6.26% $21.10 $1.32 3/15 3/24
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 10.42% $5.76 $0.60 3/15 3/24
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 0.00% $8.32 $0.00 12/7 12/16
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 6.53% $18.37 $1.20 6/14 6/23
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 9.05% $13.68 $1.24 4/12 4/28
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 11.72% $8.19 $0.96 3/13 3/31
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 8.94% $6.71 $0.60 3/15 3/24
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 7.42% $24.26 $1.80 2/24 3/31
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 7.37% $19.54 $1.44 2/24 3/31
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 10.37% $11.57 $1.20 5/17 6/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 6.53% $25.36 $1.66 4/11 4/28
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 8.89% $12.15 $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 8.73% $11.46 $1.00 3/13 4/3
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 8.14% $12.19 $0.99 3/13 4/3
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 8.20% $15.12 $1.24 3/13 4/3
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 8.48% $18.86 $1.60 4/11 4/21
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 8.18% $12.23 $1.00 4/11 4/21
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 8.97% $20.06 $1.80 4/11 4/21
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 9.76% $8.61 $0.84 2/13 2/28
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 8.97% $8.03 $0.72 3/15 3/31
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 9.51% $12.62 $1.20 2/22 2/28
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.65% $12.02 $1.04 3/15 3/31
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 8.79% $5.46 $0.48 4/12 4/28
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 14.77% $10.83 $1.60 9/14 9/29
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 2.08% $19.22 $0.40 5/10 6/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.59% $12.65 $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. 7.53% $8.50 $0.64 3/10 3/24
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.51% $19.81 $1.49 6/20 6/30
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.49% $12.82 $0.96 6/20 6/30
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.28% $14.28 $1.04 3/10 3/24
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 8.60% $21.39 $1.84 3/13 3/28
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 8.62% $14.38 $1.24 3/22 4/3
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.10% $22.55 $1.60 3/21 4/4
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 3.72% $37.66 $1.40 2/22 3/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 3.78% $14.80 $0.56 12/19 12/30
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.28% $23.43 $1.00 3/16 3/28
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 7.64% $34.28 $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. 9.47% $5.49 $0.52 4/26 6/12
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 7.26% $22.14 $1.61 6/20 6/30
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 5.64% $34.03 $1.92 6/14 6/30
MCC Medley Capital Corp 11.38% $7.73 $0.88 2/17 3/24
GDL-B The GDL Fund Series B Cumulative Puttable and Callable Preferred Shares 2.96% $50.62 $1.50 3/16 3/27
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Inco 11.45% $16.35 $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 7.29% $24.77 $1.81 4/11 5/1
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.23% $25.90 $1.87 6/20 6/30
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 9.44% $14.41 $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 4.86% $13.08 $0.64 4/11 5/1
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 9.83% $14.45 $1.42 3/23 4/3
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 11.06% $14.11 $1.56 6/19 6/29
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 9.09% $9.80 $0.89 3/20 4/4
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.36 3/29 4/6
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 11.43% $7.70 $0.88 2/9 2/21
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund NA NA $1.00 4/12 4/28
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10.37% $13.42 $1.39 6/21 6/30
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. NA NA $0.00 8/12 8/24