List of the Top closed-end funds based on dividend yield

Closed-end funds can have high dividend yields because of three factors: 1) they use leverage; 2) they can have very high realized capital gains distributions because they are actively traded; and 3) some CEFs try to maintain such a high dividend yield that they end up making distributions that are partially return of capital.   If you are new to closed-end funds, you can read about closed-end funds.   You can also try studying closed-end funds using our browse closed-end funds tool.

SymbolNameCategory1Category2Category3Market capCurrent yieldHistorical average yieldLeverage factorAvg volumeAction
GFThe New Germany Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$129,934,13267.03%8.86%1.0527,464Analyze
CHNThe China Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$142,185,39853.20%10.43%1.0438,776Analyze
ACVAllianzgi Diversified Income & Convertible Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$210,367,96640.89%12.15%1.3538,221Analyze
AIOAllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund CEFUS EquitySingle industryInformation technology$580,705,83732.52%13.74%1.00142,602Analyze
CRFCornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge and mid cap$507,012,13432.29%10.99%1.00658,914Analyze
CLMCornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge cap$1,000,769,94332.20%12.41%1.011,255,171Analyze
ECCEagle Point Credit CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$447,715,52830.50%13.62%1.57458,478Analyze
IFNThe India Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$430,246,82929.33%10.09%1.05130,339Analyze
RGTRoyce Global Value Trust CEFGlobal Equity GlobalSmall cap$58,282,57029.18%4.90%1.0614,261Analyze
EEAEuropean Equity Fund CEFGlobal EquityEuropeLarge and mid cap$55,930,18327.78%6.83%1.059,880Analyze
SSSSSuRo Capital Corp. CEFUS EquitySingle industryInformation technology$105,967,89225.19%28.09%1.27162,297Analyze
IRLNew Ireland Fund CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$33,875,99324.75%7.00%1.007,620Analyze
OXLCOxford Lane Capital CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$798,467,07924.38%16.08%1.521,062,498Analyze
JEQAberdeen Japan Equity Fund CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$74,551,46024.12%2.58%1.0025,963Analyze
AVKAdvent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$408,552,41223.70%9.31%1.72121,525Analyze
OCCIOFS Credit Company, Inc. CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$80,019,17222.82%15.50%1.5346,754Analyze
CUBAHerzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund CEFGlobal Equity Emerging marketsMiscellaneous region$25,590,64422.14%0.64%1.0021,814Analyze
GLOClough Global Opportunities Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$230,735,99622.07%10.09%1.76405,468Analyze
EDIStone Harbor Emerging Markets Total Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$48,016,91721.65%11.90%1.5272,926Analyze
WIAWestern Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income U.S. treasury bondsInflation-Protected$214,331,53321.55%5.33%1.5151,506Analyze
GLQClough Global Equity Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$129,643,33821.17%9.93%1.74131,040Analyze
EDFStone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$74,201,55620.36%10.19%1.0789,449Analyze
OPPRiverNorth/DoubleLne Strategic Opportunity Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$187,631,00120.04%11.84%1.37127,233Analyze
ZTRVirtus Global Dividend & Income Fund Inc. CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$329,048,60019.83%53.27%1.40164,361Analyze
NIEAllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$588,261,32719.40%8.16%1.0181,996Analyze
RIVRivernorth Opportunities Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$235,337,81019.27%14.89%1.19113,250Analyze
BSTZScience and Technology Trust II CEFGlobal EquityGlobalLarge and mid cap$1,303,321,46618.99%7.05%1.01468,559Analyze
NMAINuveen Multi-Asset Income Fund Common Shares of Beneficial InterestUS EquityClosed end funds$404,116,06018.36%14.49%1.00100,583Analyze
FCOAberdeen Global Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$42,599,57918.03%8.77%1.4165,500Analyze
VGIVirtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$90,052,22017.11%11.45%1.4126,132Analyze
ACPAberdeen Income Credit Strategies Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalCorporate bonds$172,793,75217.05%18.05%1.46142,546Analyze
NCZAllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II CEFSpecial Security TypesConvertible bonds$230,630,71916.94%11.88%1.73687,680Analyze
GGTThe Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc. CEFUS EquitySingle sectorCommunication Services$162,953,69716.82%8.86%1.0072,193Analyze
JCENuveen Core Equity Alpha Fund CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge cap$229,727,96016.64%11.02%1.0550,118Analyze
NCVAllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund CEFSpecial Security TypesConvertible bonds$321,729,90616.44%12.04%1.71391,370Analyze
GLVClough Global Dividend and Income Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$90,641,42516.40%9.88%1.7239,999Analyze
EICEagle Point Income Company CEFUS Fixed IncomeMortgage backedUnconstrained$101,300,82016.09%10.14%1.5076,153Analyze
BWGLegg Mason BW Global Income Opportunities Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$138,868,48416.05%8.96%1.5258,615Analyze
RFMRiverNorth Flexible Municipal Income Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeMunicipal bondsUnconstrained$99,669,59414.90%7.95%1.0022,107Analyze
RMIRiverNorth Opportunistic Municipal Income Fund, Inc. CEFUS Fixed IncomeMunicipal bondsUnconstrained$110,576,20014.71%6.79%1.0030,020Analyze
PCFHigh Income Securities Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$123,239,15514.65%8.51%1.0076,927Analyze
RABrookfield Real Assets Income Fund Inc. CEFUS EquityThematicInfrastructure$920,395,90314.59%11.52%1.25137,370Analyze
MFICMidCap Financial Investment Corporation - Closed End FundUS EquityClosed end funds$788,688,87614.50%1,970.27%1.00179,206Analyze
BIGZBlackRock Innovation and Growth Trust CEFAlternativesOptionsBroad$1,696,000,04914.49%6.92%1.011,721,447Analyze
SCDLMP Capital and Income Fund Inc. CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$220,998,01814.48%11.09%1.2931,767Analyze
GOFGuggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$782,564,90614.47%10.82%1.02429,831Analyze
DSLDoubleLine Income Solutions Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$1,213,762,25314.33%9.61%1.48513,074Analyze
SORSource Capital, Inc. CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$313,104,58414.27%17.58%1.0211,560Analyze
BSTBlackrock Science and Technology Trust CEFGlobal Equity Single sectorInformation technology$726,729,18414.21%6.49%1.00143,863Analyze
HIXWestern Asset High Income Fund II Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalCorporate bonds$339,903,23914.11%11.03%1.43248,441Analyze
WIWWestern Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income U.S. treasury bondsInflation-Protected$591,650,57614.09%4.95%1.49210,937Analyze
DMOWestern Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. CEFUS Fixed Income Mortgage backedInvestment grade$123,567,97513.91%12.07%1.4046,865Analyze
LGILazard Global Total Return and Income Fund, Inc. CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$194,494,43213.86%8.39%1.1351,942Analyze
EMDWestern Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$558,480,53113.70%8.94%1.40210,100Analyze
WDIWestern Asset Diversified Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$687,229,54713.67%9.52%1.39215,760Analyze
IAEVoya Asia Pacific High Dividend Equity Income Fund CEFAlternativesOptionsCovered calls$75,319,74613.63%10.09%1.0140,873Analyze
EHIWestern Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$167,506,05213.56%9.42%1.4740,673Analyze
IHDVoya Emerging Markets High Dividend Equity Fund CEFAlternativesOptionsCovered calls$99,862,23913.53%10.18%1.0261,062Analyze
XFLTXAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$207,819,75313.48%10.25%1.80166,345Analyze
GGNGAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust CEFUS Equity Single sectorMaterials$544,178,86613.48%10.21%1.21533,095Analyze
TEITempleton Emerging Markets Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$243,302,86113.47%10.14%1.00158,324Analyze
CHWCalamos Global Dynamic Income Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$370,332,98013.47%9.81%1.62192,786Analyze
DPGDuff & Phelps Global Utility Income Fund Inc. CEFUS Equity Single sectorUtilities$505,604,31413.15%8.90%1.4265,542Analyze
CGOCalamos Global Total Return Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$83,921,69213.14%8.79%1.5536,182Analyze
EODWells Fargo Global Dividend Opportunity Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$213,190,40113.12%11.98%1.2775,436Analyze
GABThe Gabelli Equity Trust Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge and mid cap$1,578,487,18013.02%6.07%1.37437,742Analyze
PDIPIMCO Dynamic Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$4,542,558,29012.99%11.77%1.69978,488Analyze
TDFTempleton Dragon Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal EquitySingle countryMulti-cap$344,802,25912.86%9.91%1.0098,805Analyze
PGZPrincipal Real Estate Income Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$75,010,27112.85%8.65%1.4225,971Analyze
VCIFVertical Capital Income Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeMortgage backedUnconstrained$94,458,01812.82%8.00%1.0210,070Analyze
PDOPIMCO Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeBroad marketInvestment grade$1,503,075,15012.79%8.91%1.84504,092Analyze
PGPPIMCO Global StocksPLUS & Income Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$78,413,14212.78%11.54%2.5526,492Analyze
GCVGabelli Convertible & Income Securities Fund CEFSpecial Security TypesConvertible bonds$99,376,91312.76%7.81%1.3520,915Analyze
KIOKKR Income Opportunities Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$232,286,38612.74%9.85%1.4771,041Analyze
EVVEaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$1,189,923,43012.71%8.64%1.57313,722Analyze
DDFDelaware Investments Dividend & Income Fund CEFUS EquityBroad MarketMulti-cap$63,096,50012.65%9.79%1.4625,752Analyze
NBXGNeuberger Berman Next Generation Connectivity Fund CEFGlobal Equity Single industryInformation technology$748,220,00012.62%7.58%1.00338,612Analyze
PHKPIMCO High Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$653,957,63712.58%12.26%1.46346,813Analyze
HTYJohn Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund CEFGlobal EquityGlobalLarge and mid cap$55,658,86512.55%10.84%1.0631,013Analyze
RNPCohen & Steers REIT and Preferred Income Fund, Inc. CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$1,118,964,49212.50%9.51%1.33161,487Analyze
FAXAberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed Income Global ex-USBroad market$641,532,03912.50%9.72%1.521,128,857Analyze
FTFFranklin Limited Duration Income Trust CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$258,594,39412.47%8.81%1.38125,464Analyze
HNWPioneer Diversified High Income Trust CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$86,931,53612.46%0.98%1.5037,443Analyze
RVTRoyce Value Trust, Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketSmall cap$1,581,565,87512.45%7.70%1.04283,027Analyze
RSFRiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation CEFUS Fixed IncomeBroad marketInvestment grade$61,132,39512.36%11.32%1.005,274Analyze
ERCWells Fargo Multi-Sector Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$274,459,54312.33%9.59%1.4280,336Analyze
PFNPIMCO Income Strategy Fund II CEFUS Fixed IncomeBroad marketInvestment grade$582,355,24412.31%10.33%1.38186,660Analyze
PFLPIMCO Income Strategy Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$290,028,43212.29%9.76%1.42101,177Analyze
RCSPIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$233,648,63012.17%9.63%1.2592,733Analyze
NHSNeuberger Berman High Yield Strategies Fund Inc. CEFUS Fixed IncomeCorporate bondsHigh yield$173,143,93112.07%10.96%1.55124,918Analyze
CHICalamos Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$785,126,63212.06%10.31%1.52148,263Analyze
CEECentral and Eastern Europe Fund CEFGlobal EquityEuropeLarge and mid cap$52,092,58612.02%5.26%1.0159,220Analyze
EADWells Fargo Income Opportunities Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeCorporate bondsHigh yield$409,673,64311.97%10.49%1.45169,788Analyze
STKColumbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund, Inc. CEFAlternativesOptionsCovered calls$422,643,80211.96%10.12%1.0035,632Analyze
CBHAllianzGI Convertible & Income 2024 Target Term Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$156,701,66211.92%6.73%1.4329,491Analyze
EVGEaton Vance Short Duration Diversified Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$143,894,09611.91%7.59%1.3628,703Analyze
IAFAberdeen Australia Equity Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$109,395,54111.90%8.92%1.0059,605Analyze
BDJBlackrock Enhanced Equity Dividend Trust CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge and mid cap$1,727,265,55011.90%8.70%1.02391,680Analyze
SPESpecial Opportunities Fund CEFSpecial Security TypesClosed end funds$137,211,67911.89%7.10%1.4529,567Analyze
GDOWestern Asset Global Corporate Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$191,125,75311.85%7.79%1.3841,002Analyze
TOTAL100$43,115,024,76015.95%

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