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
SSSSSuRo Capital Corp. CEFUS EquitySingle industryInformation technology$246,721,55794.30%40.44%1.27273,637Analyze
GFThe New Germany Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$155,826,80359.73%8.96%1.0524,024Analyze
CHNThe China Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$128,865,19856.64%10.56%1.0427,789Analyze
ACVAllianzgi Diversified Income & Convertible Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$213,601,37038.78%12.24%1.3542,733Analyze
AIOAllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund CEFUS EquitySingle industryInformation technology$580,667,11329.99%14.18%1.00125,392Analyze
EEAEuropean Equity Fund CEFGlobal EquityEuropeLarge and mid cap$56,885,34829.74%7.05%1.0511,054Analyze
RGTRoyce Global Value Trust CEFGlobal Equity GlobalSmall cap$95,371,50829.73%5.19%1.0616,300Analyze
IRLNew Ireland Fund CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$29,850,04527.77%7.08%1.003,913Analyze
BCVBancroft Fund CEFSpecial Security TypesConvertible bonds$107,091,95222.11%7.49%1.0015,798Analyze
OCCIOFS Credit Company, Inc. CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$39,151,68121.75%14.95%1.5354,018Analyze
AVKAdvent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$433,636,78821.62%9.30%1.72100,757Analyze
CRFCornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge and mid cap$648,165,32521.00%13.19%1.001,241,667Analyze
TDFTempleton Dragon Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal EquitySingle countryMulti-cap$386,719,39620.37%9.79%1.0069,136Analyze
CLMCornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge cap$1,313,960,53620.35%20.73%1.012,335,907Analyze
CUBAHerzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund CEFGlobal Equity Emerging marketsMiscellaneous region$28,833,13220.00%5.61%1.0020,342Analyze
RIVRivernorth Opportunities Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$167,305,62119.93%14.70%1.19134,742Analyze
IFNThe India Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$454,559,19018.84%9.43%1.05112,439Analyze
OPPRiverNorth/DoubleLne Strategic Opportunity Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$168,955,89218.68%11.64%1.37136,977Analyze
ADXAdams Diversified Equity Fund, Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge cap$1,761,330,39518.20%2.71%1.01209,786Analyze
GLQClough Global Equity Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$126,883,65018.09%9.86%1.7492,337Analyze
GLOClough Global Opportunities Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$252,317,14617.94%10.01%1.76218,109Analyze
NIEAllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$605,717,97517.42%8.16%1.0186,216Analyze
ECCEagle Point Credit CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$470,823,42717.22%12.75%1.57330,030Analyze
ECFEllsworth Growth & Income Fund Ltd. CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$119,850,46017.10%9.16%1.0176,516Analyze
ASGLiberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc. CEFUS EquityBroad MarketMulti-cap$237,095,65317.07%9.43%1.04233,719Analyze
WIAWestern Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income U.S. treasury bondsInflation-Protected$237,187,34416.28%5.17%1.5151,805Analyze
JEQAberdeen Japan Equity Fund CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$81,792,07016.26%2.48%1.0029,684Analyze
OXLCOxford Lane Capital CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$709,930,00015.35%16.05%1.521,417,637Analyze
RMIRiverNorth Opportunistic Municipal Income Fund, Inc. CEFUS Fixed IncomeMunicipal bondsUnconstrained$101,016,29815.26%6.84%1.0033,668Analyze
EDFStone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$86,381,00715.01%10.03%1.0747,762Analyze
EDIStone Harbor Emerging Markets Total Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$56,503,05814.84%11.70%1.5225,565Analyze
RFMRiverNorth Flexible Municipal Income Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeMunicipal bondsUnconstrained$101,381,70914.80%8.22%1.0029,833Analyze
FCOAberdeen Global Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$52,373,50814.79%8.71%1.4151,756Analyze
NCZAllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II CEFSpecial Security TypesConvertible bonds$251,181,97214.73%11.84%1.73520,482Analyze
FEOFirst Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund CEFAsset AllocationEmerging marketsModerate$44,177,44814.54%8.54%1.0815,811Analyze
BSTZScience and Technology Trust II CEFGlobal EquityGlobalLarge and mid cap$1,581,321,73114.51%6.60%1.01299,654Analyze
NCVAllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund CEFSpecial Security TypesConvertible bonds$339,804,61914.50%12.02%1.71393,354Analyze
BIGZBlackRock Innovation and Growth Trust CEFAlternativesOptionsBroad$1,917,429,03714.32%6.33%1.011,603,217Analyze
FTFFranklin Limited Duration Income Trust CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$203,942,83114.30%8.80%1.38178,428Analyze
ACPAberdeen Income Credit Strategies Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalCorporate bonds$198,733,09414.18%18.12%1.46118,920Analyze
GLVClough Global Dividend and Income Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$77,687,36114.15%9.86%1.72123,201Analyze
TEITempleton Emerging Markets Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$269,696,66313.91%10.56%1.00155,515Analyze
JCENuveen Core Equity Alpha Fund CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge cap$217,045,56413.87%10.71%1.0560,651Analyze
EVGEaton Vance Short Duration Diversified Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$137,188,87313.57%7.53%1.3680,860Analyze
DSLDoubleLine Income Solutions Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$1,310,659,24013.49%9.61%1.48422,086Analyze
RABrookfield Real Assets Income Fund Inc. CEFUS EquityThematicInfrastructure$954,522,94213.48%11.53%1.25335,034Analyze
FAMFirst Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$65,221,07813.36%9.54%1.4138,264Analyze
LGILazard Global Total Return and Income Fund, Inc. CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$190,981,82313.35%8.38%1.1346,073Analyze
PCFHigh Income Securities Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$43,462,69713.28%8.46%1.00146,954Analyze
VCIFVertical Capital Income Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeMortgage backedUnconstrained$95,392,21812.95%20.72%1.0218,553Analyze
BWGLegg Mason BW Global Income Opportunities Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$146,256,89212.69%8.70%1.5259,996Analyze
XFLTXAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$230,731,55812.60%10.15%1.80228,741Analyze
GGTThe Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc. CEFUS EquitySingle sectorCommunication Services$167,501,24212.57%8.74%1.0065,006Analyze
ERCWells Fargo Multi-Sector Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$255,356,93412.55%9.55%1.4293,034Analyze
EMDWestern Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$564,937,91212.49%8.85%1.40237,133Analyze
SORSource Capital, Inc. CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$317,198,52112.48%20.58%1.0218,765Analyze
IAEVoya Asia Pacific High Dividend Equity Income Fund CEFAlternativesOptionsCovered calls$80,436,25312.41%10.06%1.0146,397Analyze
HIXWestern Asset High Income Fund II Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalCorporate bonds$297,569,15912.37%10.97%1.43371,839Analyze
GOFGuggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$838,188,39212.37%10.72%1.02553,973Analyze
PDIPIMCO Dynamic Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$1,491,860,64912.32%11.71%1.69933,405Analyze
USALiberty All-Star Equity Fund CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge and mid cap$1,432,571,63512.20%10.91%1.001,431,910Analyze
IHDVoya Emerging Markets High Dividend Equity Fund CEFAlternativesOptionsCovered calls$107,828,98512.16%10.15%1.02105,902Analyze
NHSNeuberger Berman High Yield Strategies Fund Inc. CEFUS Fixed IncomeCorporate bondsHigh yield$131,659,07612.15%10.96%1.5590,068Analyze
DPGDuff & Phelps Global Utility Income Fund Inc. CEFUS Equity Single sectorUtilities$540,120,43712.12%8.91%1.4284,213Analyze
DDFDelaware Investments Dividend & Income Fund CEFUS EquityBroad MarketMulti-cap$70,039,12812.11%10.52%1.4622,550Analyze
DMOWestern Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. CEFUS Fixed Income Mortgage backedInvestment grade$136,586,96512.06%12.03%1.4047,031Analyze
PDOPIMCO Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeBroad marketInvestment grade$1,477,073,85011.95%8.31%1.84458,352Analyze
RVTRoyce Value Trust, Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketSmall cap$1,493,682,31311.90%7.43%1.04321,630Analyze
RCSPIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$225,319,69211.81%9.76%1.25148,741Analyze
EVVEaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$1,175,643,01111.75%8.57%1.57354,991Analyze
RSFRiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation CEFUS Fixed IncomeBroad marketInvestment grade$93,746,44511.70%20.07%1.0013,770Analyze
PSFCohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. CEFSpecial Security TypesPreferred stockU.S.$251,837,46511.70%8.48%1.4243,829Analyze
EHIWestern Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$169,548,80911.68%9.32%1.4738,362Analyze
BSTBlackrock Science and Technology Trust CEFGlobal Equity Single sectorInformation technology$826,166,24611.67%6.37%1.00165,270Analyze
HTYJohn Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund CEFGlobal EquityGlobalLarge and mid cap$58,932,91611.66%10.85%1.0638,068Analyze
STKColumbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund, Inc. CEFAlternativesOptionsCovered calls$436,235,71611.52%10.36%1.0064,079Analyze
HQLTekla Life Sciences Investors CEFGlobal EquitySingle industryOther$354,530,93611.46%8.75%1.0274,875Analyze
PHTPioneer High Income Trust CEFUS Fixed IncomeCorporate bondsHigh yield$209,298,27511.44%15.11%1.4987,198Analyze
IAFAberdeen Australia Equity Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$125,816,94611.43%9.42%1.0061,865Analyze
PFNPIMCO Income Strategy Fund II CEFUS Fixed IncomeBroad marketInvestment grade$591,550,32711.41%10.30%1.38239,115Analyze
HNWPioneer Diversified High Income Trust CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$011.40%11.86%1.5019,849Analyze
HGLBHighland Global Allocation CEFAsset AllocationGlobalAggressive$213,900,65911.38%1.69%1.00119,364Analyze
CHWCalamos Global Dynamic Income Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$429,182,04111.37%9.79%1.62185,177Analyze
FTHYFirst Trust High Yield Opportunities 2027 Term Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeCorporate bondsHigh yield$543,178,04311.37%7.36%1.39144,063Analyze
VGIVirtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$97,405,73111.21%11.22%1.4154,939Analyze
AEFAberdeen Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal EquityEmerging marketsLarge and mid cap$271,522,01211.15%16.72%1.1566,214Analyze
SPESpecial Opportunities Fund CEFSpecial Security TypesClosed end funds$111,447,69011.13%7.36%1.4534,111Analyze
JGHNuveen Global High Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed Income GlobalHigh yield$287,631,44711.09%8.76%1.4246,902Analyze
CBHAllianzGI Convertible & Income 2024 Target Term Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$162,500,79211.05%6.76%1.4322,978Analyze
FAXAberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed Income Global ex-USBroad market$740,610,34611.00%10.41%1.52809,997Analyze
PFLPIMCO Income Strategy Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$308,497,22310.98%9.73%1.4287,072Analyze
EODWells Fargo Global Dividend Opportunity Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$198,920,04910.97%11.93%1.27154,091Analyze
ZTRVirtus Global Dividend & Income Fund Inc. CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$407,828,11910.95%54.21%1.40109,671Analyze
TWNTaiwan Fund CEFGlobal EquitySingle countryMulti-cap$195,353,41810.93%7.97%1.0513,998Analyze
BRWSaba Capital Income & Opportunities Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$493,340,17310.84%106.64%1.00284,365Analyze
VLTInvesco High Income Trust II CEFUS Fixed IncomeBroad marketHigh yield$70,467,96210.75%8.26%1.3424,596Analyze
FSDFirst Trust High Income Long/Short Fund CEFAlternativesLong/short debt$399,968,20910.75%8.30%1.31102,685Analyze
LDPCohen & Steers Limited Duration Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. CEFSpecial Security TypesPreferred stockGlobal$592,634,52410.72%7.92%1.4273,894Analyze
BMEZBlackRock Health Sciences Trust II CEFUS Equity Single sectorHealth care$1,721,594,92610.69%5.73%1.03427,680Analyze
MCNMadison Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund CEFAlternativesOptionsCovered calls$138,322,09410.68%9.30%1.09120,249Analyze
TOTAL100$39,837,733,48914.98%

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