2014 Outlook for Closed-End Funds

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

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

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.

Closed-End Funds Take Advantage of Bond Shakeout to Reposition

The fundamental advantages of closed-end funds’ "closed" capital structure include professional management and the ability to use leverage.

Holiday Bargains Come Early for Closed-End Funds

Stores may have started displaying their Halloween specials, but for closed-end fund investors, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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