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  1. CEF holiday sale

    Commentary

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014

    Hello everyone, I am not seeing any good CEF holiday sales (widening of discounts) yet. Am I just too eager ..... am only following muni, multi/global bonds, and some equity CEFs ; and none of those are yelling “buy” right now to me except

  2. From Barron’s, November 24, 2014 (Part 1)

    Commentary

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014

    in Europe [Greece +10.86% , UK +1.25% ] and a bad week in Asia [Indonesia +1.10% , HK -2.12% ]. The equity CEF index [ data to Thursday ] lagged the DJIA and its discount expanded to -9.8% . Cover story “On Solid Grounds [The Best

  3. Muni funds

    Commentary

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014

    Year end selling or just noise.. With dollar strengthening, stock market all time, tresaury yield going down it looks to me Muni CEF may be excellent risk adjusted returns going forward for next few months.. I appreciate your thoughts. rs

  4. FI for the next several years

    Commentary

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014

    annually. With that in mind, you know what is coming next. Go bonds and big. Good bond OEF managers with flexible choices will get you 5-6% annually with a lot less risk (losing money). CEFs may do even better but with more risk.

  5. Three birds in two hands

    Commentary

    Sat, 22 Nov 2014

    kicks in. They have frequented most of the M* forums for some time now, calling themselves Hands On Bogelheads investing in CEFs /ETFs/mutual funds while designing their portfolios anticipating retirement, avoiding political discussions around here while

  6. CEF to replace MCIYX investment gr corp

    Commentary

    Fri, 21 Nov 2014

    MCIYX (BMO TCH Corporate Income) is open ended fund corporate debt, avg. quality BBB and avg. duration 5.38 yrs. Am liking CEFs more and more for debt, do not mind volatility. Any recommendations for replacing MCIYX? Thanks. Bob

  7. What impact will KMI have on closed end funds ?

    Commentary

    Thu, 20 Nov 2014

    I own KMF and KYN

  8. FNMA Nov CRT pricing..

    Commentary

    Wed, 19 Nov 2014

    is artificially high in LTV.. well.. that won't make up for a very high L balance. Heads up to those evaluating any CEFs that hold a large amount of these.. It's fine if they own the senior tranche.. those have a very quick prepayment speed

  9. A question about ROC in Buy/Writes

    Commentary

    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    in buy/write and "options strategy" CEFs the income derived from option activities ..... destructive" ROC but doesn't mind a CEF with "options-income" ROC. He looks ..... gains. I suppose one could telephone each CEF investor relations dept and get an answer

  10. Some end-of year statistics

    Commentary

    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

    one and a half month !) is 4,5%, on nav 1,9% My (careful) conclusion is: Yes there is a positive eoy effect for my CEF ’s 2) eoy distribution behavior In the above eoy’s there are 9 special distributions. What I looked at is what is the

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