How will bond CEFs perform as the Fed raises rates?
Target-term funds are back in fashion.
Low market volatility leads to a benign start to the year for CEFs.
But you can only take your money out step by step.
It's unclear whether the rollback of this rule would help ignite this dormant market, but probably not.
Winter melancholy and the infinite sadness of shrinking taxable CEF distribution rates.
This year's strong rally in municipal CEFs has sharply corrected as inflation expectations soar.
Bank-loan CEFs may finally offer long-promised floating coupons.
The risk of buying CEFs at huge premiums comes to fruition.
Thirsty investors are pushing some CEF share prices into the stratosphere.
Investors willing to take the time to learn the ins and outs of CEFs will discover a relatively unfollowed and often mispriced slice of the market.
Nuveen Municipal Value is one of our top picks, despite a recent manager change.
The threat of rising rates caused a brief sell-off in municipal bond CEFs in May. Plus, muni CEFs aren't as expensive as they look.
The Fiduciary Standard presents another hurdle for CEF IPOs.
Covered-call closed-end funds can benefit when volatility rises, but recent returns have been disappointing.
Have MLP closed-end funds finally hit bottom?
Munis provide investors with a meaningful tax advantage, and discounts add to the appeal.
In 2015, it was the best of times for muni CEFs and the worst of times for pretty much everything else.
The year 2015 has been a decent one for muni-bond closed-end funds.
After five years of strong returns, MLP CEF investors are rolling in deep losses.
It's been a rocky year for shareholders of Bill Gross' former CEFs, despite solid performance from the new management team; PIMCO High Income's shares have fallen 26% this year through September.
Stock market volatility has sent taxable-bond CEF share prices spiraling downward, but is this the best deal since the financial crisis?
The potential for rising rates casts ARPS in a new light, and falling commodity prices continue to pressure MLP closed-end funds.
The year 2015 has been unkind to many CEFs, but investors can purchase shares at steep discounts.
The number of closed-end funds available has shrunk by nearly one fifth since 2011.
Shareholders voted against PIMCO's adversaries, and CEF IPOs are back under the microscope.
These closed-end funds were unstoppable in early 2015; plus, did the first IPO of 2015 usher in a new era for CEF shareholders?
Europe's quantitative easing and a strong U.S. dollar lifted the eurozone and Japan, but negative headline news pushed the municipal market lower.
The Indianapolis Colts aren’t alone in their angst over deflation.
A surprising December capped off a decent year for most CEFs.
Falling oil prices buffet some CEFs, but many have turned out strong returns so far this year.
As oil prices continued to tank, commodity and energy funds took a nosedive.
Checking in on PIMCO’s CEFs a month after Gross’ sudden departure.
The Bond King's departure had a small impact on CEF performance compared with the onslaught in the commodities market.
What Bill Gross’ departure means for CEFs.
Two Federated CEFs experience distribution cuts.
Nuveen added to its fund lineup last week.
A slow week in CEF news.
Nuveen Investments had a busy week.
Mergers, tender offers, and distribution changes.
Nuveen plans to merge two currency funds and change the strategy.
A slow week in CEF news.
A new CEF launches.
The merger train rolls on.
Two funds lower fees.
Ivy High Income Opportunities has a second manager change in less than a year.
Several municipal funds changed their distributions this week.
An active week for offerings and buybacks.
BlackRock changes distribution frequency for a number of its funds.
The CEF merger train rolls on.