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  1. EMLC/ELD type fund in CEF wrapper

    Commentary

    Mon, 2 Mar 2015

    Are there any emerging market debt funds out there that do not hedge their currency exposure and hold local currency emerging market (not the submerging market euro) bonds? For example, ESD has 97+% USD exposure.  If there aren't any.. I guess if you had to choose.. ELD or EMLC.. Which would it ...

  2. CEF's for fixed income at 43 yr old?

    Commentary

    Mon, 2 Mar 2015

    trying to come up with a reason to not use CEF 's at my age. They seem to be geared towards ..... structure. So is my thinking wrong? to use CEF 's in my Fixed income portfolio to build ..... goal to be able to retire, and I would use CEF fixed income to reinvest and build the number

  3. Need some help to provide income in retirement soon.

    Commentary

    Sun, 1 Mar 2015

    investments include $450,000.00 in various mutual funds and some AAPL stock. So far I've had good results with closed end funds and I am not averse to the volatility they can have. If I get 20 to 25K income from the above, I'd be OK with

  4. Current CEF Holdings-March

    Commentary

    Sun, 1 Mar 2015

    By order of size in each category Taxable debt: PDI, PCI                  2% of portfolio value Munis: PML, EIM, KTF, NEV, PMF, PMX, EIV        22% of pv Equity: UTF, HQL, RQI, RNP, HQH, IGR, PEO        16% of pv Overall portfolio allocation:  25% debt, 75% equity 0% cash

  5. From Barron’s, March 2, 2015 (Part 1)

    Commentary

    Sat, 28 Feb 2015

    03% ][Germany at all-time high] and an up week in Asia [New Zealand +2.09% , Thailand -1.14% ]. The equity CEF index [ data to Thursday ] was in line with the DJIA and its discount was at -10.4% . Cover story “Private Bank Survey

  6. aubergine and other regulars - Cloning MFs with ETFs

    Commentary

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015

    efficiency and lower expense ratios to hold them in a taxable account. Our taxable account has abount 70% in muni CEFs and an MLP CEF . The balance is in SCHD, ACWV, MSMLX, GPROX, and SFGIX. Over time, we're likely to replace actively-managed

  7. DRA

    Commentary

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015

    last september- IPO'd CEF from Nuveen has been mentioned before - notably under the JRI thread - hence the new item. i happened to notice some activity

  8. Eaton Vance's 1Q Flows Positive Despite Bank Loan Fund Slump; No Change to Fair Value Estimate

    Commentary

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015

    however, take a $73 million charge during the quarter to end certain service and compensation agreements with a closed - end fund distributor, which (while affecting earnings in the near term) should add $0.07 per share in earnings in future

  9. Managed equity distributions - isn't this an instant profit if bought at discount?

    Commentary

    Tue, 24 Feb 2015

    I hear lots of complaints that CEF distributions are often mostly just return ..... that is a BAD thing. IF I buy an equity CEF at a 15% discount to NAV and the fund only ..... this also correct? On that note, which CEF 's return the most capital each year via

  10. Total Return Question

    Commentary

    Mon, 23 Feb 2015

    gains distributions during the period, and dividing by the starting price.<<<<<<<<< My question concerns closed - end funds that offer a dividend reinvestment plan which can sometimes buy below market prices. For example, the Pimco funds

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