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.

7.46%

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 9.99% $13.61 $1.36 9/28 10/13
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 10.23% $13.68 $1.40 6/13 6/30
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 9.76% $8.20 $0.80 8/23 9/1
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.33% $9.22 $0.77 9/19 9/29
KCAP KCAP Financial Inc 14.46% $3.32 $0.48 7/5 7/27
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 9.42% $7.64 $0.72 6/19 7/3
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.37% $14.60 $0.20 8/9 9/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.34% $11.83 $0.04 5/10 5/26
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.85% $4.97 $0.44 7/26 9/11
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.36% $8.81 $0.56 7/12 7/31
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 7.49% $12.44 $0.93 7/12 7/31
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 4.13% $9.87 $0.41 10/23 10/31
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 6.72% $35.70 $2.40 7/12 7/31
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 1.62% $24.73 $0.40 6/9 6/27
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 9.04% $13.27 $1.20 8/8 8/15
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 9.74% $8.62 $0.84 8/8 8/15
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 6.58% $15.10 $0.99 7/12 7/31
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 19.71% $14.16 $2.79 12/14 12/29
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 19.66% $13.97 $2.75 12/14 12/29
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 8.45% $11.72 $0.99 8/8 8/15
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. 4.66% $10.31 $0.48 8/9 8/25
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 6.89% $11.32 $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 7.79% $13.31 $1.04 8/22 8/31
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.05% $14.89 $1.05 8/22 8/31
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 6.82% $13.20 $0.90 9/12 10/2
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.90% $16.41 $1.30 8/22 8/31
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.75% $15.19 $1.33 8/22 8/31
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 9.05% $11.18 $1.01 8/22 8/31
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 8.08% $21.53 $1.74 8/22 8/31
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 14.21% $12.13 $1.72 8/11 8/31
FULL Full Circle Capital Corporation 0.00% $2.67 $0.00 3/29 4/15
GAB Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. 9.62% $6.24 $0.60 6/15 6/26
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 0.58% $34.28 $0.20 1/26 2/10
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.70% $19.10 $1.28 9/1 9/29
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 6.17% $21.38 $1.32 9/14 9/22
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 10.85% $5.53 $0.60 9/14 9/22
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 9.52% $9.24 $0.88 6/14 6/23
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 5.96% $20.12 $1.20 9/14 9/22
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 10.57% $13.79 $1.46 8/18 8/31
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 11.51% $8.34 $0.96 6/13 6/30
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 8.53% $7.03 $0.60 9/14 9/22
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 8.34% $24.47 $2.04 8/24 9/29
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 8.05% $20.87 $1.68 8/24 9/29
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 11.89% $10.09 $1.20 11/17 12/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 6.47% $25.60 $1.66 8/9 8/31
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 8.59% $12.58 $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 9.07% $11.02 $1.00 6/13 7/3
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 7.68% $12.91 $0.99 6/13 7/3
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 7.66% $16.19 $1.24 6/13 7/3
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 9.82% $16.29 $1.60 7/6 7/14
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 9.88% $10.12 $1.00 7/6 7/14
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 10.51% $17.13 $1.80 7/6 7/14
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 10.07% $8.34 $0.84 8/11 8/31
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 9.27% $7.77 $0.72 6/14 6/30
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 9.08% $13.22 $1.20 8/22 8/31
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.97% $11.60 $1.04 6/14 6/30
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 9.96% $5.42 $0.54 8/11 8/31
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 14.80% $10.81 $1.60 9/14 9/29
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 2.23% $17.91 $0.40 8/9 9/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.62% $12.60 $0.96 9/19 9/29
RIT LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc 0.00% $13.98 $0.00 5/18 5/27
RMT Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. 7.74% $8.27 $0.64 6/9 6/27
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.16% $20.79 $1.49 9/19 9/29
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.63% $12.59 $0.96 9/19 9/29
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.53% $14.35 $1.08 6/9 6/27
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 9.18% $20.47 $1.88 6/13 6/27
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 8.93% $13.89 $1.24 9/21 10/2
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.32% $21.85 $1.60 9/20 10/3
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 3.54% $39.58 $1.40 8/23 9/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 3.70% $15.14 $0.56 12/19 12/30
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.01% $25.00 $1.00 6/15 6/27
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 9.40% $27.87 $2.62 8/22 8/31
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. 9.25% $5.62 $0.52 7/26 9/11
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 6.99% $22.99 $1.61 9/19 9/29
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 5.37% $35.74 $1.92 9/19 9/29
MCC Medley Capital Corp 10.49% $6.10 $0.64 8/21 9/22
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% $17.21 $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 6.87% $24.72 $1.70 8/11 9/1
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.12% $26.31 $1.87 9/19 9/29
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 10.44% $13.03 $1.36 9/14 9/29
KIPO Keating Capital Inc 0.00% $6.08 $0.00 8/7 9/18
NID Nuveen Intermediate Duration Mu 4.72% $13.48 $0.64 8/11 9/1
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 9.94% $14.29 $1.42 6/15 7/6
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 17.61% $8.86 $1.56 9/19 9/28
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 10.73% $8.30 $0.89 9/19 10/3
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.36 9/28 10/5
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 13.77% $6.39 $0.88 8/9 8/18
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund 6.02% $16.54 $1.00 8/17 8/31
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10.51% $13.25 $1.39 9/21 9/29
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. 0.00% $4.52 $0.00 8/12 8/24
FDEU First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund 7.87% $18.45 $1.45 9/1 9/15