Morningstar's Cara Esser offers several closed-end funds for an income-seeker's watchlist.
Almost every closed-end fund had a positive performance this year, though equity CEFs are trading a discount compared with fixed-income funds, says Morningstar's Cara Esser.
A recent Morningstar survey found that current closed-end fund investors are using the vehicles for retirement income, but potential investors desire more education.
Because of their distinctive structure, closed-end funds could offer investors a leg up in the muni market, but be sure to get comfortable with the quirks of CEFs before investing.
A little more than a year after launching Retirement Ready, a retirement income program for its advisors, John Hancock Financial Network today announced the launch of a new iPad application and updates to the program.
Some funds keep shifting their asset allocations long after the target retirement date.
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