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100 Best Closed-End Funds

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Closed-end funds frequently outperform mutual funds and ETFs in the same category. Click here for more information on closed-end funds.

Here are the 100 best closed-end funds based on three-year returns. 

Data: 6/13/18

Ticker Name Dividend
Yield
3-year
Ave Annual
Return

BST

BlackRock Science and Tech

4.4%

32.9%

PTY

PIMCO Corporate & Income

8.4%

22.5%

QQQX

Nuveen NASDAQ 100 Dynamic 

6.0%

22.0%

ASG

Liberty All-Star Growth

6.9%

21.3%

BTO

JH Financial Opportunities

3.8%

19.1%

PDI

PIMCO Dynamic Income 

8.3%

18.6%

PCN

PIMCO Corporate & Income

7.6%

18.2%

STK

Columbia Seligman Premium Tech

8.1%

18.2%

SPXX

Nuveen S&P Dynamic Overwrite

5.9%

18.0%

PCI

PIMCO Dynamic Credit Income

8.4%

17.1%

JOF

Japan Smaller Capitalization

4.5%

17.0%

PCM

PCM Fund

8.1%

16.8%

CET

Central Securities 

3.7%

16.7%

RCS

PIMCO Strategic Income 

9.0%

16.6%

DIAX

Nuveen Dow 30 Dynamic Overwrite

6.4%

16.4%

PDT

JH Premium Dividend Fund

7.5%

15.9%

EOS

EV Enhanced Equity Income II

6.0%

15.9%

GF

New Germany Fund

5.5%

15.6%

USA

Liberty All-Star Equity

10.3%

14.8%

CSQ

Calamos Strategic Total Return

7.6%

14.7%

PKO

PIMCO Income Opportunity

8.3%

14.5%

PFL

PIMCO Income Strategy  

9.0%

14.5%

EOI

EV Enhanced Equity Income

6.5%

14.4%

EVT

EV Tax Advantaged Dividend Income

7.4%

14.2%

RVT

Royce Value Trust

7.4%

14.2%

DMO

Western Asset Mortgage  

10.5%

14.1%

KIO

KKR Income Opportunities  

9.1%

13.6%

GPM

Guggenheim Enhanced Equity 

10.7%

13.3%

RMT

Royce Micro Cap  

7.1%

13.3%

LGI

Lazard Global Total Return  

7.4%

13.3%

PFN

PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II

9.1%

13.3%

GOF

Guggenheim Strategic Opportunities

10.1%

13.2%

AEF

Aberdeen Emerging Market Equity  

5.6%

13.2%

JCE

Nuveen Core Equity Alpha

7.2%

13.1%

CHW

Calamos Global Dynamic Income

9.1%

13.1%

TY

Tri-Continental  

3.8%

13.1%

MPV

Barings Participation  

7.3%

12.8%

ECC

Eagle Point Credit  

13.4%

12.6%

ETY

EV Tax-Managed Dividend Equity

8.1%

12.5%

PSF

Cohen & Steers Select Preferred

7.6%

12.5%

BIF

Boulder Growth & Income

3.8%

12.5%

GGT

Gabelli Multimedia

9.1%

12.5%

ADX

Adams Diversified Equity

1.5%

12.4%

GCV

Gabelli Convertible & Income

7.4%

12.4%

NIE

AGIC Equity & Convertible  

6.8%

12.4%

HTD

JH Tax-Advantaged Dividend 

7.4%

12.3%

BDJ

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend

10.3%

12.3%

DDF

Delaware Dividend

10.0%

11.8%

HEQ

JH Hedged Equity & Income  

8.9%

11.7%

BXMX

Nuveen S&P 500 Income

6.7%

11.6%

IDE

Voya Infrastructure  

7.4%

11.5%

EDF

Stone Harbor Emerging Markets

15.5%

11.4%

HPI

JH Preferred Income

7.8%

11.4%

UTF

Cohen & Steers Infrastructure

7.6%

11.3%

JPS

Nuveen Preferred

7.1%

11.2%

IIF

MS India Investment

4.9%

11.2%

BIT

BlackRock Multi-Sector Income

8.0%

11.1%

EDI

Stone Harbor Emerging Markets

13.7%

11.0%

CGO

Calamos Global Total Return

8.6%

10.9%

LDP

Cohen & Steers Limited Duration

7.3%

10.9%

ETW

EV Tax-Managed Global

9.1%

10.9%

GAB

Gabelli Equity Trust

9.2%

10.8%

ETO

EV Tax Adv Global Dividend

8.5%

10.8%

RCG

RENN Global Entrepreneurs  

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10.7%

PCQ

PIMCO CA Municipal Income

5.7%

10.7%

HPS

JH Preferred Income III

8.1%

10.5%

BGX

Blackstone/GSO L/S Credit Inc.

7.3%

10.5%

DSL

DoubleLine Income Solutions Fu

9.0%

10.5%

AGD

Aberdeen Global Dynamic Dividend

7.3%

10.5%

HPF

JH Preferred Income II

8.0%

10.5%

CII

BlackRock Enhanced Capital

6.0%

10.4%

JTD

Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Dividend

7.8%

10.4%

NRO

Neuberger Berman Real Estate

10.6%

10.4%

PCF

Putnam High Income Securities

3.6%

10.4%

JDD

Nuveen Diversified Dividend

7.9%

10.4%

RQI

Cohen & Steers Realty

8.1%

10.4%

RNP

Cohen & Steers REIT & Preferred

7.8%

10.3%

RGT

Royce Global Value Trust  

1.0%

10.3%

JLS

Nuveen Mortgage  

5.8%

10.3%

BUI

BlackRock Utility

7.3%

10.3%

DFP

F&C Dynamic Preferred

7.6%

10.2%

ETV

EV Tax-Managed Buy-Write  

8.5%

10.2%

JPI

Nuveen Preferred & Income  

6.8%

10.2%

FFA

First Trust Enhanced Equity Income

7.1%

10.1%

FOF

Cohen & Steers Closed-End  

8.1%

10.1%

GDV

Gabelli Dividend & Income

5.7%

10.0%

DEX

Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend

10.6%

10.0%

OXLC

Oxford Lane Capital  

15.3%

10.0%

BBN

BlackRock Taxable Muni  

7.3%

9.9%

GGM

Guggenheim Credit Allocation

9.6%

9.9%

PML

PIMCO Municipal Income II

6.0%

9.9%

ARDC

Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation

7.9%

9.9%

FUND

Sprott Focus Trust

6.4%

9.8%

ERH

Wells Fargo Utility

7.4%

9.8%

JPC

Nuveen Preferred

7.4%

9.8%

EXG

EV Tax-Managed Global Fund

9.5%

9.8%

GLQ

Clough Global Equity

10.2%

9.7%

ACP

Aberdeen Income Credit Strategies

10.2%

9.5%

AOD

Aberdeen Total Dynamic Dividend

7.6%

9.5%

IFN

India Fund  

5.7%

9.5%

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