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Institutional Shareholders New Driving Force for Closed-End Funds

3/27/2014
2014 marks my thirtieth anniversary working with closed-end funds. Much has changed over three decades, but perhaps the most significant change is the shift in shareholder base. Understanding who owns a fund's shares gives great insight into how those investors are likely to react in various market environments, and, in some cases, may impact a fund’s future course.

Love Me, Love Me Not? Finding the Right Fund Match

2/14/2014
When it comes to choosing open-end mutual funds versus closed-end funds, investors seek distinctly different qualities from each type of investment.

2014 Outlook for Closed-End Funds

1/6/2014
With many of 2013’s headwinds behind them, the outlook for closed-end funds in early 2014 is increasingly positive.

A New Year’s Resolution to Pursue Income Using Bond Closed-End Funds

12/20/2013
Since the first hint that the Federal Reserve would begin tapering its monthly bond buying program and long-term interest rates began to rise last May, investors have shunned all types of bonds and bond funds.

Closed-End Equity Funds Overdue for Some Love

11/13/2013
Strong year-to-date gains in broad-based equity indices are attracting increased media attention, now that interest in the U.S. budget and debt ceiling crises has temporarily waned.

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