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100 Best Closed-End Funds

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

Ticker

Name

3-Year
Average Annual
REturn

BTO

JH Financial Opportunities 

24.7%

BST

BlackRock Science and Technology 

22.6%

JOF

Japan Smaller Capitalization 

20.4%

GF

New Germany Fund 

17.9%

STK

Columbia Seligman Premium Tech 

17.4%

ASG

Liberty All-Star Growth 

17.3%

EDF

Stone Harbor Emerging Markets

17.2%

EDI

Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Total Income 

15.3%

DMO

Western Asset Mortgage

15.3%

PDI

PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund 

15.2%

SPXX

Nuveen S&P Dynamic Overwrite 

14.8%

QQQX

Nuveen NASDAQ 100 Dynamic Overwrite 

14.7%

PCI

PIMCO Dynamic Credit Income 

14.7%

CAF

MS China A Share 

14.6%

CH

Aberdeen Chile Fund 

14.1%

CET

Central Securities

14.0%

PCN

PIMCO Corporate & Income Strategy

13.9%

CIF

MFS Intermediate High Income 

13.2%

CGO

Calamos Global Total Return 

12.8%

CLM

Cornerstone Strategic Value 

12.6%

GPM

Guggenheim Enhanced Equity

12.3%

USA

Liberty All-Star Equity 

12.3%

RVT

Royce Value Trust 

12.2%

JEQ

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund 

12.0%

IIF

MS India Investment 

12.0%

TY

Tri-Continental Corporation 

12.0%

MPV

Barings Participation Invs 

12.0%

CRF

Cornerstone Total Return 

11.9%

CHW

Calamos Global Dynamic Income 

11.9%

DIAX

Nuveen Dow 30 Dynamic Overwrite 

11.8%

RGT

Royce Global Value Trust Fund 

11.7%

APB

Asia Pacific Fund 

11.6%

PDT

JH Premium Dividend Fund 

11.6%

DHY

Credit Suisse High Yield Bond 

11.6%

PCM

PCM Fund 

11.5%

PKO

PIMCO Income Opportunity 

11.4%

EOS

Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity Income II 

11.4%

BIF

Boulder Growth & Income 

11.2%

LGI

Lazard Global Total Return & Income 

11.2%

IRL

New Ireland Fund 

11.1%

CII

BlackRock Enhanced Capital & Income

10.9%

ADX

Adams Diversified Equity 

10.9%

GCH

Aberdeen Greater China Fund 

10.8%

AOD

Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend 

10.7%

ECC

Eagle Point Credit Company 

10.7%

CSQ

Calamos Strategic Total Return 

10.7%

Eaton VanceT

Eaton Vance Tax Advantaged Dividend 

10.7%

GOF

Guggenheim Strategic Opp Fund 

10.7%

PTY

PIMCO Corporate & Income   

10.7%

TDF

Templeton Dragon Fund 

10.7%

GD

Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend 

10.6%

CEE

Central and Eastern European 

10.6%

IDE

Voya Infrastructure Industrials & Materials 

10.6%

BDJ

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend 

10.6%

GUT

Gabelli Utility Trust 

10.5%

PFN

PIMCO Income Strategy Fund II 

10.5%

JLS

Nuveen Mortgage Opp Term Trust 

10.5%

HEQ

JH Hedged Equity & Income Fund 

10.4%

GGM

Guggenheim Credit Allocation   

10.4%

CHN

China Fund 

10.4%

LDP

Cohen & Steers Limited Duration

10.3%

JDD

Nuveen Diversified Dividend

10.3%

JTD

Nuveen Tax-Adv Div Growth 

10.2%

ETW

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Buy-Write

10.1%

DSL

DoubleLine Income Solutions 

10.0%

BIT

BlackRock Multi-Sector Income 

10.0%

ETY

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Dividend

9.9%

ETV

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write  

9.8%

JMT

Nuveen Mortgage Fund 2 

9.8%

BGX

Blackstone/GSO Long-Short 

9.7%

PFL

PIMCO Income Strategy 

9.7%

GRF

Eagle Capital Growth 

9.6%

ETO

Eaton Vance Tax Adv Global Dividend

9.6%

DFP

Flaherty & Crumrine Dynamic Preferred

9.6%

FPF

First Trust Intermediate Duration

9.6%

GGT

Gabelli Multimedia 

9.5%

OXLC

Oxford Lane Capital Corp 

9.4%

IGA

Voya Global Advantage 

9.4%

TEI

Templeton Emerging Markets

9.3%

LAQ

Aberdeen Latin America Equity 

9.3%

NIE

AGIC Equity & Convertible Income 

9.3%

SOR

Source Capital a

9.2%

JPC

Nuveen Preferred Income

9.2%

FUND

Sprott Focus Trust 

9.2%

EMF

Templeton Emerging Markets 

9.2%

RCS

PIMCO Strategic Income Fund 

9.2%

BSL

Blackstone / GSO Senior Floating

9.1%

JCE

Nuveen Core Equity Alpha 

9.1%

ISL

Aberdeen Israel 

9.0%

JTA

Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return 

9.0%

DEX

Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend

8.9%

EXG

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Fund 

8.9%

GAB

Gabelli Equity Trust 

8.9%

CIK

Credit Suisse Asset Management Income

8.9%

JPI

Nuveen Preferred & Income Term 

8.8%

ACP

Aberdeen Inc Credit Strategies 

8.8%

KIO

KKR Income Opportunities Fund 

8.6%

ETG

Eaton Vance Tax Advantage Global Dividend

8.6%

ARDC

Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation 

8.6%

ECF

Ellsworth Growth and Income 

8.6%

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