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.

7.14%

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 9.85% $13.81 $1.36 9/28 10/13
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 9.25% $15.13 $1.40 6/13 6/30
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 8.89% $9.00 $0.80 5/17 6/1
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.09% $9.49 $0.77 9/19 9/29
KCAP KCAP Financial Inc 13.83% $3.47 $0.48 7/5 7/27
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 9.65% $7.46 $0.72 6/19 7/3
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.36% $14.67 $0.20 8/9 9/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.34% $11.74 $0.04 5/10 5/26
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.61% $5.11 $0.44 7/26 9/11
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.29% $8.91 $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 7.17% $12.99 $0.93 7/12 7/31
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 4.13% $9.89 $0.41 7/20 7/31
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 6.38% $37.59 $2.40 7/12 7/31
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 1.55% $25.74 $0.40 6/9 6/27
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 8.99% $13.35 $1.20 7/7 7/14
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 9.57% $8.78 $0.84 7/7 7/14
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 6.52% $15.24 $0.99 7/12 7/31
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 18.91% $14.76 $2.79 9/14 9/29
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 19.07% $14.40 $2.75 9/14 9/29
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 8.31% $11.92 $0.99 7/7 7/14
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. 4.57% $10.50 $0.48 7/12 7/28
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 6.87% $11.35 $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 7.49% $13.84 $1.04 7/20 7/31
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.01% $14.98 $1.05 7/20 7/31
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 6.76% $13.31 $0.90 7/13 8/1
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.77% $16.67 $1.30 7/20 7/31
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.59% $15.47 $1.33 7/20 7/31
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 8.72% $11.60 $1.01 7/20 7/31
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 7.87% $22.12 $1.74 7/20 7/31
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 12.13% $14.21 $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. 9.54% $6.29 $0.60 6/15 6/26
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 0.57% $35.11 $0.20 1/26 2/10
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.53% $19.60 $1.28 6/2 6/29
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 5.93% $22.26 $1.32 9/14 9/22
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 10.83% $5.54 $0.60 9/14 9/22
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 9.60% $9.17 $0.88 6/14 6/23
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 5.80% $20.68 $1.20 9/14 9/22
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 8.94% $13.85 $1.24 7/13 7/31
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 11.46% $8.38 $0.96 6/13 6/30
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 8.57% $7.00 $0.60 9/14 9/22
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 7.70% $25.96 $2.00 5/30 6/30
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 7.51% $21.85 $1.64 5/30 6/30
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 10.27% $11.68 $1.20 8/16 9/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 6.45% $25.66 $1.66 7/11 7/31
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 8.33% $12.97 $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 8.74% $11.44 $1.00 6/13 7/3
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 7.48% $13.26 $0.99 6/13 7/3
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 7.64% $16.23 $1.24 6/13 7/3
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 9.12% $17.54 $1.60 7/6 7/14
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 8.90% $11.23 $1.00 7/6 7/14
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 9.68% $18.59 $1.80 7/6 7/14
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 9.55% $8.80 $0.84 5/11 5/31
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 9.01% $7.99 $0.72 6/14 6/30
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 9.02% $13.31 $1.20 5/22 5/31
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.70% $11.96 $1.04 6/14 6/30
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 9.82% $5.50 $0.54 7/13 7/31
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 15.22% $10.51 $1.60 9/14 9/29
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 2.13% $18.76 $0.40 8/9 9/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.51% $12.79 $0.96 9/20 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. 7.19% $8.90 $0.64 6/9 6/27
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.05% $21.11 $1.49 9/20 9/29
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.39% $12.99 $0.96 9/20 9/29
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.17% $15.06 $1.08 6/9 6/27
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 9.21% $20.41 $1.88 6/13 6/27
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 8.52% $14.55 $1.24 6/21 7/3
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.30% $21.92 $1.60 6/20 7/5
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 3.54% $39.51 $1.40 5/24 6/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 3.61% $15.51 $0.56 12/19 12/30
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.05% $24.78 $1.00 6/15 6/27
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 8.63% $30.36 $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. 8.92% $5.83 $0.52 7/26 9/11
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 6.90% $23.30 $1.61 9/20 9/29
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 5.47% $35.13 $1.92 9/19 9/29
MCC Medley Capital Corp 9.94% $6.44 $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 10.91% $17.16 $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 6.83% $24.86 $1.70 7/12 8/1
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.00% $26.74 $1.87 9/20 9/29
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 9.62% $14.14 $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 4.75% $13.39 $0.64 7/12 8/1
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 10.64% $13.35 $1.42 6/15 7/6
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 11.76% $13.27 $1.56 9/19 9/28
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 12.24% $7.19 $0.88 5/9 5/18
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund 5.78% $17.22 $1.00 7/14 7/31
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10.26% $13.57 $1.39 9/21 9/29
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. 0.00% $4.06 $0.00 8/12 8/24