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.

9.85%

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 11.79% $11.53 $1.36 12/28 1/13
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 9.13% $15.34 $1.40 12/13 12/30
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 9.10% $8.79 $0.80 11/16 11/25
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.88% $8.45 $0.75 12/16 12/30
KCAP Kohlberg Capital 14.93% $4.02 $0.60 10/12 10/27
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 14.49% $7.73 $1.12 12/20 1/3
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 24.90% $12.69 $3.16 11/22 12/28
ASA ASA Limited 0.37% $10.76 $0.04 11/10 11/28
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 8.49% $4.24 $0.36 10/26 1/3
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.92% $8.10 $0.56 12/15 12/30
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 6.37% $14.62 $0.93 12/15 12/30
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 4.52% $9.03 $0.41 12/20 12/30
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 21.70% $33.18 $7.20 12/15 12/30
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 7.17% $21.75 $1.56 11/9 12/21
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 11.43% $10.50 $1.20 12/8 12/15
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 11.80% $7.12 $0.84 12/8 12/15
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 7.28% $13.65 $0.99 12/15 12/30
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 21.80% $15.62 $3.40 12/13 12/30
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 22.13% $15.14 $3.35 12/13 12/30
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 9.68% $10.23 $0.99 12/8 12/15
DCA DCA Total Return Fund 9.11% $4.39 $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. 4.84% $9.92 $0.48 12/14 12/30
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 7.65% $10.20 $0.78 12/28 1/10
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 8.37% $12.39 $1.04 12/21 12/30
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.97% $13.17 $1.05 12/21 12/30
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 7.33% $12.27 $0.90 12/12 1/3
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.81% $16.60 $1.30 12/21 12/30
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.83% $15.05 $1.33 12/21 12/30
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 9.80% $10.32 $1.01 12/21 12/30
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 8.56% $20.33 $1.74 12/21 12/30
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 11.64% $14.80 $1.72 11/10 11/30
FULL Full Circle Capital Corporation 107.87% $2.67 $2.88 3/29 4/15
GAB Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. 10.75% $5.58 $0.60 12/7 12/16
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 8.87% $31.45 $2.79 11/9 12/30
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 5.41% $18.48 $1.00 12/8 12/29
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 6.60% $20.00 $1.32 1/12 1/24
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 16.00% $5.25 $0.84 1/12 1/24
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 9.29% $7.32 $0.68 12/7 12/16
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 7.24% $16.57 $1.20 1/12 1/24
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 10.50% $11.79 $1.24 10/17 10/31
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 11.94% $8.04 $0.96 12/13 12/30
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 9.66% $6.21 $0.60 1/12 1/24
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 9.32% $21.45 $2.00 11/23 12/30
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 9.43% $16.96 $1.60 11/23 12/30
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 11.95% $11.55 $1.38 12/16 1/13
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 8.96% $21.95 $1.97 12/8 12/19
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 9.57% $11.28 $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 9.42% $10.62 $1.00 12/13 12/30
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 8.67% $11.44 $0.99 12/13 12/30
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 8.74% $14.18 $1.24 12/13 12/30
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 9.97% $19.25 $1.92 10/5 10/14
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 8.70% $11.49 $1.00 10/5 10/14
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 11.45% $19.21 $2.20 10/5 10/14
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 10.34% $8.12 $0.84 11/10 11/30
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 9.06% $7.95 $0.72 12/14 12/30
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 10.71% $11.20 $1.20 11/21 12/1
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.67% $12.00 $1.04 12/14 12/30
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 8.91% $5.39 $0.48 12/13 12/30
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 20.87% $11.50 $2.40 12/14 12/30
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 13.36% $20.36 $2.72 11/22 12/23
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.98% $12.03 $0.96 12/9 12/30
RIT LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc 0.00% $13.98 $0.00 5/18 5/27
RMT Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. 7.79% $8.22 $0.64 12/9 12/27
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.98% $18.64 $1.49 12/9 12/30
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 8.14% $11.79 $0.96 12/9 12/30
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.86% $13.74 $1.08 12/9 12/27
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 9.71% $18.12 $1.76 10/27 11/9
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 9.35% $13.26 $1.24 12/21 12/30
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.76% $20.63 $1.60 12/13 1/4
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 3.88% $36.05 $1.40 11/22 12/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 1.76% $14.17 $0.25 12/19 12/30
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.34% $22.13 $0.96 12/15 12/27
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 8.57% $30.58 $2.62 11/21 11/30
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. 9.28% $5.17 $0.48 10/26 1/3
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 8.22% $19.57 $1.61 12/9 12/30
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 6.47% $29.67 $1.92 12/14 12/30
MCC Medley Capital Corp 11.88% $7.41 $0.88 11/21 12/23
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 12.28% $15.25 $1.87 1/5 1/10
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 7.95% $22.73 $1.81 12/13 12/30
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.81% $23.98 $1.87 12/9 12/30
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 10.28% $13.23 $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 0.17% $12.85 $0.02 12/13 12/30
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 11.84% $11.99 $1.42 12/16 1/3
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 12.23% $12.76 $1.56 12/19 12/29
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 8.74% $10.20 $0.89 12/19 1/4
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.36 12/28 1/5
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 12.04% $7.31 $0.88 11/9 11/21
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund NA NA $1.00 12/15 12/30
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 11.43% $12.18 $1.39 12/19 12/30
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. NA NA $0.16 8/12 8/24