Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund (AGD)

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DailyFinance  Dec 20  Comment 
The Boards of Trustees (“Boards”) of the Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE:AOD) and the Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE:AGD) approved increases in the monthly distribution of each of the Funds for the...
Globe Newswire  Jun 25  Comment 
CINCINNATI, June 25, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attorney Advertising -- The class action law firm of Statman, Harris & Eyrich, LLC announced today that it is investigating Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund ("AOD") (NYSE:AOD) and Alpine Global Dynamic
Forbes  Jun 23  Comment 
Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend and Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund tumble after paying dividends.
Canadian Business  Sep 24  Comment 
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Western Canadian Coal Corp (TSX:WTN) said Thursday it has signed a deal to sell its AGD Mining Pty Ltd. subsidiary to Mandalay
Motley Fool  Jun 9  Comment 
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MarketWatch  Mar 5  Comment 
European dividends are likely to fall, but the market may be pricing in an overly gloomy view of future payouts, say some observers.
Investing Thoughts  Jul 1  Comment 
I added the Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund [[AGD]] to this site's Income Portfolio primarily to get some exposure to higher yielding international stocks. I like the fund for several reasons: It gives exposure to high-yielding...
Random Roger's Big Picture  Jan 31  Comment 
The Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (AOD), or is it Dynamic Total Dividend, listed and is trading. You can click here for a good video explanation. According to the video AOD can go 100% foreign as opposed to AGD which has a limit of 80%...




 
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The Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund is a closed end fund (CEF) that attempts to maximize tax-advantaged income by investing in high yielding global stocks. The fund is currently approximately 75% (March 2008) in international stocks and the balance is in U.S. based company stocks.

The fund also employs a dividend rotation strategy to capture extra dividends during the course of the year. This strategy involves trading in and out of stocks that pay dividends in different months to capture extra dividend payments. The risk of this strategy is that stock prices fall by the amount of the dividend when the stock goes "ex-dividend" so careful timing is required to avoid losing in share price what you are earning in dividend.

Annual expenses of the fund total 1.28% The fund does hedge against foreign currency changes.

The fund is managed by Alpine Woods Capital Investors, LLC based in Westchester County, New York. The management company has been in business since 1997 and currently has approximately $12 billion under management.

As of December 31, 2007 the top 10 holding were as follows (these companies comprised 18.5% of the fund):

  • Reed Elsevier Plc
  • Macquarie Infrastructure Co. LLC
  • FLFmidth & Co. AS
  • Anglo Irish Bank Corp. Plc
  • Nintendo Co.,Ltd.
  • American Movil SAB de C.V.
  • ABB Ltd.
  • Wartsila Oyj.
  • NKT Holding AS
  • Acta Holding AS

Closed End Funds can trade at premiums or discounts to their net asset value (NAV).

Source: Alpine CEF website[1]

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