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 10.18% $13.35 $1.36 1/27 2/15
MRCC Monroe Capital Corp 9.10% $15.38 $1.40 12/13 12/30
CBA ClearBridge American Energy MLP 8.41% $9.51 $0.80 11/16 11/25
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.55% $8.77 $0.75 2/14 2/28
KCAP Kohlberg Capital 12.06% $3.98 $0.48 1/4 1/27
NGPC NGP Capital Resources NA $0.00 $0.00 9/26 10/7
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 14.47% $7.74 $1.12 12/20 1/3
ADX Adams Express Co. Com. 1.54% $13.00 $0.20 2/8 3/1
ASA ASA Limited 0.33% $12.26 $0.04 11/10 11/28
ASG Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Inc. Com. 9.15% $4.37 $0.40 1/25 3/13
BDJ Blackrock Enhanced Dividend Achievers Trust 6.85% $8.18 $0.56 1/11 1/31
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 6.39% $14.58 $0.93 1/11 1/31
BIF Boulder Growth & Income Fund Inc. 4.57% $8.93 $0.41 1/20 1/31
BME BlackRock Health Sciences Trust 7.35% $32.67 $2.40 1/11 1/31
CET Central Securities Corp. Com. 7.06% $22.10 $1.56 11/9 12/21
CGO Calamos Global Total Return Fund Com Shs Ben Int 11.00% $10.91 $1.20 12/28 1/5
CHW Calamos Global Dynamic Income Fund Com Sh of Ben Int 11.60% $7.24 $0.84 12/28 1/5
CII BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income Fund Inc 7.24% $13.73 $0.99 1/11 1/31
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 18.60% $15.01 $2.79 2/13 2/28
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 18.32% $14.99 $2.75 2/13 2/28
CSQ Calamos Strategic Total Return Fund 9.24% $10.71 $0.99 12/28 1/5
DCA DCA Total Return Fund 8.91% $4.49 $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. 4.80% $10.01 $0.48 1/11 1/27
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 7.42% $10.51 $0.78 1/27 2/10
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 8.25% $12.57 $1.04 1/20 1/31
EOS Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income Fund II 7.98% $13.15 $1.05 1/20 1/31
ERH Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities and High Income Fund 7.48% $12.04 $0.90 1/12 2/1
ETB Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Income Fund 7.76% $16.70 $1.30 1/20 1/31
ETV Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund 8.81% $15.10 $1.33 1/20 1/31
ETY Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Premium & Dividend Income Fund 9.69% $10.44 $1.01 1/20 1/31
EVT Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 8.20% $21.21 $1.74 12/27 1/11
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 11.23% $15.34 $1.72 11/10 11/30
FULL Full Circle Capital Corporation 0.00% $2.67 $0.00 3/29 4/15
GAB Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. 10.70% $5.61 $0.60 12/7 12/16
GAM General American Investors Co., Inc. 0.62% $32.05 $0.20 1/26 2/10
GBDC Golub Capital BDC Inc 6.88% $18.60 $1.28 12/8 12/29
GDV Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust 6.55% $20.15 $1.32 2/9 2/21
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 11.09% $5.41 $0.60 2/9 2/21
GGT Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc. 9.03% $7.53 $0.68 12/7 12/16
GLU Gabelli Global Utilities & Income Trust Com Sh Ben Int 6.91% $17.37 $1.20 2/9 2/21
GLV Clough Global Allocation Fund Com Shs of Ben Interest 0.00% $12.24 $0.00 10/17 10/31
GPM Guggenheim Enhanced Equity Income Fund 11.97% $8.02 $0.96 12/13 12/30
GUT Gabelli Utility Trust 9.33% $6.43 $0.60 2/9 2/21
HQH H&Q HealthCare Investors Shs Ben Int 8.92% $22.42 $2.00 11/23 12/30
HQL H&Q Life Sciences Investors Shs. Ben. Int. 9.06% $17.66 $1.60 11/23 12/30
HRZN Horizon Technology Finance Corp. 10.98% $10.93 $1.20 2/17 3/15
HTD Hancock John Tax-Advantaged Dividend Income Fund 6.82% $24.28 $1.66 12/28 1/31
JDD Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund 9.33% $11.57 $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 9.17% $10.91 $1.00 12/13 12/30
JTA Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund 8.54% $11.61 $0.99 12/13 12/30
JTD Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend Growth Fund 8.75% $14.17 $1.24 12/13 12/30
KED Kayne Anderson Energy Development Co 10.11% $19.00 $1.92 1/4 1/13
KYE Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc 8.07% $12.39 $1.00 12/28 1/13
KYN Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co 11.12% $19.78 $2.20 1/4 1/13
LCM Advent / Claymore Enhanced Growth & Income Fund 9.92% $8.47 $0.84 11/10 11/30
MCN Madison/Claymore Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund 9.23% $7.80 $0.72 12/14 12/30
MFD Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure Dividend & Incom 10.15% $11.82 $1.20 11/21 12/1
MSP Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund 8.65% $12.03 $1.04 12/14 12/30
NRO Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc 9.11% $5.27 $0.48 1/12 1/31
OXLC Oxford Lane Capital Corp 22.20% $10.81 $2.40 12/14 12/30
PEO Petroleum & Resources Corp. 1.97% $20.33 $0.40 2/8 3/1
RFI Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund, Inc. Com. 7.86% $12.22 $0.96 2/14 2/28
RIT LMP Real Estate Income Fund Inc 0.00% $13.98 $0.00 5/18 5/27
RMT Royce Micro-Cap Trust, Inc. 7.86% $8.14 $0.64 12/9 12/27
RNP Cohen & Steers Reit & Preferred Income Fund Inc 7.64% $19.47 $1.49 2/14 2/28
RQI Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Fund, Inc. 7.59% $12.64 $0.96 2/14 2/28
RVT Royce Value Trust, Inc. 7.95% $13.58 $1.08 12/9 12/27
SAR Saratoga Investment Corp 9.01% $19.97 $1.80 1/27 2/9
SCD LMP Capital & Income Fund Inc 9.20% $13.48 $1.24 12/21 12/30
SLRC Solar Capital Ltd. 7.53% $21.25 $1.60 12/13 1/4
SOR Source Capital, Inc. 3.85% $36.40 $1.40 11/22 12/15
SPE Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. 3.94% $14.20 $0.56 12/19 12/30
TY Tri-Continental Corp. 4.30% $22.30 $0.96 12/15 12/27
TYG Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp 8.50% $30.83 $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. 9.02% $5.32 $0.48 10/26 1/3
UTF Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, Inc. 7.96% $20.19 $1.61 2/14 2/28
UTG Reaves Utility Income Fund Shs Ben Int 5.95% $32.28 $1.92 2/15 2/28
MCC Medley Capital Corp 11.75% $7.49 $0.88 11/21 12/23
GDL-B The GDL Fund Series B Cumulative Puttable and Callable Preferred Shares 2.97% $50.55 $1.50 12/15 12/27
VGI Virtus Global Multi-Sector Inco 11.86% $15.79 $1.87 2/9 2/21
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 7.63% $23.67 $1.81 1/11 2/1
LDP Cohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. 7.56% $24.75 $1.87 2/14 2/28
OFS Orchard First Source Capital, Inc. 9.46% $14.37 $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 5.01% $13.18 $0.66 1/11 2/1
WHF WhiteHorse Finance Inc 11.29% $12.58 $1.42 12/16 1/3
CPTA Capitala Finance Corp 11.34% $13.76 $1.56 2/15 2/27
FSIC FS Investment Corporation Commo 8.61% $10.35 $0.89 12/19 1/4
ABDC Alcentra Capital Corp NA NA $1.36 12/28 1/5
DSE Duff & Phelps Select Energy MLP 11.25% $7.82 $0.88 11/9 11/21
EGIF Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund NA NA $1.00 1/18 1/31
HIE Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund Common Shares of Beneficial Interest 10.88% $12.79 $1.39 2/21 2/28
GSVC GSV Capital Corp. NA NA $0.00 8/12 8/24