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PIMCO California Muni CEFs Teach A Lesson On Valuation

PIMCO California muni funds taught a lesson on CEF valuation. Most expensive fund declined by the most after the cut. Read more here. → Read More

Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup: January 8, 2023

21 out of 22 CEF sectors were positive on price and 20 out of 22 sectors were positive on NAV last week. Click here for a complete investment analysis. → Read More

Swap Opportunity In Cohen & Steers REIT CEFs: Sell RNP And Buy RLTY

RNP has reached overvalued territory. Read more to see why a swap from RNP to the newest Cohen & Steers REIT CEF, RLTY, is recommended. → Read More

Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup: PIMCO Muni CEF Distribution Cuts (January 1, 2023)

3 out of 23 CEF sectors positive on price and 6 out of 23 sectors positive on NAV last week. PIMCO muni CEFs cut. Click here to read our latest roundup report. → Read More

Betting On A Nasdaq Bottom With TQQQ Puts With Potential 18.6% Yield

Our previous TQQQ put idea was unsuccessful, but demonstrated the importance of margin of safety. Here's a put option idea to generate up to 18.6% in premium yield. → Read More

The 'High-High-Low' Closed-End Fund Report, December 2022

Only CEFs with yields over 8%, coverage higher than 90% and trading at a discount are considered. Top lists of discount, yield, etc. are given. Click for more! → Read More

Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup: December 25, 2022

2 out of 23 CEF sectors positive on price and 2 out of 23 sectors positive on NAV last week. MLPs lead while real estate lags. → Read More

The Chemist's Quality Closed-End Fund Report, December 2022

Only funds with coverage >100% are considered and we provide top lists of discount, yield, DxY and DxYxZ. Click here to see our lists and read our analysis. → Read More

Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup: VFL Tender Results (December 18, 2022)

2 out of 23 CEF sectors positive on price and 2 out of 23 sectors positive on NAV last week. Find out why CEFs should monitor their holdings for any corporate actions that may come up. → Read More

DEX: Potential Tender Offer In The Works (NYSE:DEX)

DEX is proposing a 30% tender offer at 98% of NAV. The activist Bulldog played a role. Click here to read more about the tender offer. → Read More

Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup: Special Distributions Coming Up (December 4, 2022)

22 out of 23 CEF sectors were positive on price and 22 out of 23 sectors were positive on NAV last week. Click here to read the weekly closed-end fund roundup. → Read More

'High-High-Low' Closed-End Fund Report, November 2022

Only funds with yields over 8%, coverage higher than 90% and trading at a discount are considered. Check out the full list of high-high-low CEFs. → Read More

Quality Closed-End Fund Report, November 2022

Quantitative screens help to narrow down attractive candidates from 500-plus CEFs for further due diligence and investigation. Find out the rankings of quality CEFs. → Read More

FEO: Liquidation Approaches (NYSE:FEO)

FEO has ceased trading and will liquidate this week. We discussed a possible arbitrage strategy with our members last week. → Read More

Abrdn/Delaware Mergers: Results So Far

Some results of the abrdn/Delaware mergers are in. ACP and IVH will merge early next year. Learn more about opportunities in terms of merger arbitrage. → Read More

Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup: November 20, 2022

7 out of 23 CEF sectors positive on price and 11 out of 23 sectors positive on NAV last week. Munis lead while real estate lags. Check out our weekly roundup. → Read More

Weekly Closed-End Fund Roundup: November 13, 2022

22 out of 23 CEF sectors positive on price and 22 out of 23 sectors positive on NAV last week. All sectors were positive on price and NAV last week. Read more here. → Read More

EXD: Proposal To Be Merged Into ETV, Why I'm Voting No

The boards of EXD and ETV have proposed the merger of EXD into ETV, but only EXD shareholders need to vote on the proposal. See why my vote is a no. → Read More

NCZ: Distribution Suspension And Resumption Creates Swap Opportunity With NCV

NCZ has suspended, and resumed, distributions. Both NCV and NCZ have deleveraged by redeeming their ARPS. Read more here. → Read More

Eaton Vance Equity CEFs Cut Their Distributions

Some Eaton Vance equity CEFs cut their distributions. Click here to find out why the most overvalued CEFs dropped the most on the news. → Read More