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  1. tax efficient ETFs

    Commentary

    Sun, 29 Mar 2015

    I am looking for tax efficient equity or fixed income ETFs for a taxable account.  Currently I have too much muni CEFs .  I would appreciate your advices. Thanks.

  2. From Barron’s, March 30, 2015 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015

    ARS were redeemed under regulatory pressures but $50 billion in ARS [$17B student loan trusts, $16B municipalities, $8B CEFs , $7 billion others – CDOs, etc] are still outstanding and are held mostly by institutions. They can be sold in the secondary

  3. CEF Connect Not Updated

    Commentary

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015

    Take care....no Friday data update.  Consider sending them "feedback" --- they were doing pretty well until the post-it note fell off the screen of the last guy out Fridays.  "Don't forget to flip the switch Friday!"

  4. From Barron’s, March 30, 2015 (Part 1)

    Commentary

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015

    Europe [Denmark +2.77% , Netherland -3.18% ] and a down week in Asia [HK +1.78% , India -2.79% ]. The equity CEF index [ data to Thursday ] underperformed the DJIA and its discount was at -10.2% . Cover story “JPMorgan Rising ” Its

  5. CEF video

    Commentary

    Sat, 28 Mar 2015

    I would like to share an educational video I discovered on CEFs . It runs about 55 minutes but I think newbies will find it useful and even those pros on this forum will likely find useful in

  6. MLP Fund(s) Now?

    Commentary

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015

    I'm considering purchase of an MLP fund or other high yield CEF for a family portfolio. Question: given the current energy ..... selling with a discount, or would I be better off looking at a CEF in another sector? Considering NML, JMF, NTG and CTR. I'd

  7. pht?

    Commentary

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015

    This fund since it first time reasonable dividend cut had been going down steadily. Why so since it is one of the better run cefs , returns well over 10% now, earns all of the distribution and will probably not cut again for some time. Why the 1% decline

  8. FI CEFs to finance long volatility positions?

    Commentary

    Mon, 23 Mar 2015

    wondering if it's possible for an individual investor to structure something similar? In particular, the idea of owning FI CEFs and using the income to finance OTM calls on VXX or even just OTM puts on SPY. Whatever would be most cost effective. The hope

  9. From Barron’s, March 23, 2015 (Part 1)

    Commentary

    Sat, 21 Mar 2015

    new high for UK] and also a good week in Asia [China +3.14% , New Zealand -0.84% ] [Shanghai +7% ]. The equity CEF index [ data to Thursday ] outperformed the DJIA and its discount was at -9.2% . Cover story “The World’s Best CEOs

  10. Brokerages Do Not Adjust Cost Basis for ROCs

    Commentary

    Fri, 20 Mar 2015

    I had assumed so far that major brokerages adjusted cost basis for any ROC distributions. Last year, I accumulated a CEF with managed-distribution policy and there was a good chunk of ROCs for 2014. So, I decided to check the brokerage reported

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