Closed End Funds

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Why CEF Stocks Are Mostly A Junkyard… Except For Two

I regularly field many questions about specific high-yield investments. The questions often specify a closed-end fund (CEFs), and the investor asking often does not realize the high-yield stock symbol that caught their interest is a closed-end fund. Today, let’s look at CEFs, both pros and cons…lots of cons. CEF stands for closed-end fund. A closed-end […]

These Could Be the Hottest Dividend Stocks Right Now

These Could Be the Hottest Dividend Stocks Right Now

Over the last six months, different high-yield sectors have caught up with the broader market’s gains kicked off a year ago. Higher share prices mean lower yields for income-focused investors, and with most of these stocks, current yields are markedly lower than they were a few months ago. I have recently reviewed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), […]

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Sell These Five High-Yield Closed End Funds

My Dividend Hunter service provides a list of high-yield investments to build an income-focused portfolio. Many closed-end funds pay very high yields, so the conflux of my focus on high yield and investors discovering closed-end funds (CEFs) leads to many questions from my subscribers about specific funds. Let me share what I think about the […]

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3 Big-Name Funds Suspending Dividends

Investors with interest in yields soon find their way into the world of closed-end funds (CEFs). During this period in history, when fixed income investments often yield less than one percent, the high single-digit or low double-digit yields on many CEFs are compelling. Yet the aftermath of the pandemic-triggered crash early in 2020 will start […]

These Three CEFs Are Worth Another Look

These Three CEFs Are Worth Another Look

Every month, I ask subscribers to my Dividend Hunter Insiders service to send in any stock they want for a deep dive analysis. Out of the submissions, I pick one stock to analyze and share my thoughts with all Insider subscribers. Each month, when the email to send in stock picks goes out, I am […]

Steer Clear of These Three Popular Closed-End Funds

Steer Clear of These Three Popular Closed-End Funds

With my focus on higher yield investments, I often receive questions about various closed-end funds, often referred to as CEFs. CEFs are actively managed investment pools with shares that trade on the stock exchanges. A lot of these funds carry very attractive yields. The danger is that this is an asset class where it is […]