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.

7.74%

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 11.55% $11.77 $1.36 3/28 4/13
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 10.67% $13.12 $1.40 12/14 12/29
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 9.93% $8.06 $0.80 2/15 3/1
GAIN Gladstone Investment 7.73% $10.09 $0.78 3/19 3/30
KCAP KCAP Financial Inc 12.78% $3.13 $0.40 1/4 1/25
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 10.11% $7.12 $0.72 12/22 1/2
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.32% $15.20 $0.20 2/15 3/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.38% $10.62 $0.04 11/10 11/28
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.03% $5.98 $0.48 1/25 3/12
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.16% $9.10 $0.56 2/14 2/28
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 6.89% $13.51 $0.93 2/14 2/28
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 3.70% $11.02 $0.41 4/20 4/30
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 6.92% $34.67 $2.40 2/14 2/28
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 5.91% $27.08 $1.60 11/10 12/21
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 8.12% $14.78 $1.20 2/9 2/20
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 9.13% $9.20 $0.84 2/9 2/20
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 6.19% $16.06 $0.99 2/14 2/28
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 18.50% $15.34 $2.84 6/14 6/29
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 18.04% $15.31 $2.76 6/14 6/29
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 8.20% $12.07 $0.99 2/9 2/20
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. 4.53% $10.60 $0.48 2/8 2/23
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 7.70% $10.13 $0.78 3/28 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 7.28% $14.25 $1.04 2/20 2/28
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 6.62% $15.87 $1.05 2/20 2/28
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 7.44% $12.10 $0.90 2/13 3/1
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 8.00% $16.20 $1.30 2/20 2/28
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.68% $15.32 $1.33 2/20 2/28
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 8.59% $11.77 $1.01 2/20 2/28
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 7.79% $22.34 $1.74 2/20 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 13.35% $12.91 $1.72 2/14 2/28
FULL Full Circle Capital Corporation 0.00% $2.67 $0.00 3/29 4/15
GAB Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. 10.24% $6.25 $0.64 12/7 12/15
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 1.46% $34.19 $0.50 2/2 2/16
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 7.06% $18.12 $1.28 3/7 3/30
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 5.78% $22.85 $1.32 3/14 3/22
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 11.90% $5.04 $0.60 3/14 3/22
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 9.37% $9.39 $0.88 12/7 12/15
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 6.23% $19.26 $1.20 3/14 3/22
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 11.23% $13.09 $1.47 2/16 2/28
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 11.02% $8.71 $0.96 12/14 12/29
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 8.55% $7.02 $0.60 3/14 3/22
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 8.37% $22.95 $1.92 2/27 3/29
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 8.03% $19.92 $1.60 2/27 3/29
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 11.23% $10.69 $1.20 2/20 3/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 7.57% $21.88 $1.66 2/9 2/28
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 8.35% $12.34 $1.03 12/26 12/29
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 10.32% $9.69 $1.00 12/14 12/29
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 7.17% $13.83 $0.99 12/14 12/29
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 7.11% $17.44 $1.24 12/14 12/29
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 9.35% $17.12 $1.60 1/4 1/12
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 10.02% $9.98 $1.00 12/28 1/12
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 10.07% $17.88 $1.80 1/4 1/12
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 10.47% $8.02 $0.84 2/14 2/28
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 9.49% $7.59 $0.72 12/14 12/29
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 9.56% $12.55 $1.20 2/22 2/28
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 9.00% $11.55 $1.04 12/14 12/29
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 11.76% $4.59 $0.54 2/14 2/28
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 16.22% $9.99 $1.62 6/20 6/29
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 2.17% $18.40 $0.40 2/15 3/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 8.19% $11.72 $0.96 3/20 3/29
RIT LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc 0.00% $13.98 $0.00 5/18 5/27
RMT Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. 8.54% $9.37 $0.80 12/12 12/27
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 8.11% $18.34 $1.49 3/20 3/29
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 8.62% $11.14 $0.96 3/20 3/29
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 8.73% $16.04 $1.40 12/12 12/27
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 9.75% $20.11 $1.96 12/14 12/27
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 9.19% $13.49 $1.24 3/22 4/2
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 8.04% $20.41 $1.64 3/21 4/3
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 2.43% $41.22 $1.00 3/1 3/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 1.34% $14.94 $0.20 12/18 12/29
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.57% $27.08 $1.24 12/20 12/29
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 9.20% $28.49 $2.62 2/20 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. 11.54% $6.24 $0.72 1/25 3/12
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 8.60% $21.64 $1.86 3/20 3/29
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 6.84% $28.08 $1.92 3/19 3/29
MCC Medley Capital Corp 15.46% $4.14 $0.64 2/20 3/23
GDL-B The GDL Fund Series B Cumulative Puttable and Callable Preferred Shares 2.98% $50.34 $1.50 12/15 12/26
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Inco 12.67% $14.77 $1.87 2/9 2/20
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 7.30% $23.25 $1.70 2/14 3/1
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.43% $25.18 $1.87 3/20 3/29
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 11.92% $11.41 $1.36 3/21 3/29
KIPO Keating Capital Inc 0.00% $6.08 $0.00 8/7 9/18
NID Nuveen Intermediate Duration Mu 4.81% $12.48 $0.60 2/14 3/1
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 12.17% $11.67 $1.42 12/15 1/2
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 13.90% $7.19 $1.00 3/22 3/29
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 10.34% $7.35 $0.76 12/19 1/3
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.00 12/28 1/4
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 14.99% $5.87 $0.88 2/9 2/20
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund 5.58% $15.70 $0.88 2/15 2/28
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 11.25% $12.37 $1.39 3/21 3/29
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. 0.00% $6.87 $0.00 8/12 8/24
FDEU First Trust Dynamic Europe Equity Income Fund 7.73% $18.78 $1.45 3/1 3/15
NDP Tortoise Energy Independence Fund, Inc. 14.83% $11.80 $1.75 2/20 2/28