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SeekingAlpha  Sep 23  Comment 
By Analemma: Recently H&Q Life Sciences Investors (NYSE:HQL), a biotech closed-end fund, offered rights to its existing shareholders to acquire more shares at a discount. Let's dive deeper into this offering and see what to make of it and...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 16  Comment 
By John Cole Scott: We are often asked how we decide to purchase shares in a CEF and at what price point we are comfortable buying into a fund or where we would exit a portfolio position. This reminds us that we find many CEF investors only focus...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 12  Comment 
By John Dowdee: I recently wrote an article on constructing a High Income Sleep Soundly Portfolio using Closed-End Funds (CEFs). The portfolio was designed to be widely diversified, with 50% invested in bonds funds and 50% in equity-related funds....
SeekingAlpha  Sep 2  Comment 
By Reuben Sushman: The Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF, (NYSEARCA:XMPT) is a Closed End Fund of Funds. According to the sponser, Van Eck Global: The Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF seeks to replicate as closely as...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 2  Comment 
By Douglas Albo: It's a given in the Closed-End Fund (i.e. CEF) universe. The higher the yield offered to investors, the higher the fund's valuation typically. Equity CEFs that offer around 9% or more yields often trade at premium valuations while...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 26  Comment 
By Alvin Rodolfo: The overall portfolio was up 0.7% in price and NAV up 0.6%. The portfolio trailed the S&P500 (+1.8%) and Russell 2000 (+1.7%), but outperformed the Bond Market (-0.2%). Last week I published deep dives into Duff & Phelps Select...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 24  Comment 
By John Dowdee: The market has been on a tear since it bottomed in 2009, rising almost 200%. It is now the 4th longest bull market since the Great Depression and it still doesn't show signs of slowing down. I have no idea what the future may hold...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 22  Comment 
By Alvin Rodolfo: In my first article for Seeking Alpha, I laid out my methodology for building a portfolio of Closed-End Funds hedged with inverse ETFs. Based on the comments that I have received on this and subsequent articles, it seems that...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 22  Comment 
By Value and Income Insights: Overview: The First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund (NYSE:FPF) was launched May 24th 2013. FPF is a closed end fund that invests in preferred stocks. Preferred stocks offer an attractive pick...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 20  Comment 
By Alvin Rodolfo: The Nuveen Real Asset Income and Growth Fund (NYSE:JRI) is a two-year-old CEF that offers investors exposure to global real asset investments, including infrastructure projects and REITs. I usually shy away from young funds, but...





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