Closed-end investment companies like Aberdeen Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, Inc. do not continuously offer shares to the public. Growth results from market appreciation, which benefits its shareholders. Specialized funds like Aberdeen Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, Inc. are often used to change the impact of a particular country, or sector, in portfolio management.
The Fund pursues its investment objective by investing primarily in equity securities of telecommunications companies in emerging markets.  Management can influence the net asset value, but this is not of great concern to investors.
Wealth is shifting from the developed countries to the emerging, and frontier economies, which includes emerging markets countries. These companies tend to be under-researched, and not so readily available to normal investors. By providing capital, and encouraging capitalism in emerging economies, Aberdeen Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, Inc. impacts countries for growth.
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, Inc. distributes essentially all of its realized income, and capital gains to shareholders each year. Earnings may be retained automatically, the funds dividend reinvestment, and cash purchase plan.  When comparing the results of this closed-end company, to companies that retain earnings. Both securities should have all distributions reinvested and compounded, to compare results fairly.
Shares of Aberdeen Emerging Markets Telecommunications Fund, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ETF.” Closed-end emerging market companies that also trade these securities: MSF and EMF.
Mark Mobius "World Outlook 2010," 
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