Making A Case For Closed-End Funds (ASG)

From Contrarian Outlook: Today I’m going to show you why some funds are killing the S&P 500—and how you can dramatically boost your odds of doing exactly the same thing.
NYSE:ASG June 22, 2017 6:15am

The Best Closed-End Funds To Buy Right Now

From Contrarian Outlook: It’s a complaint I hear about closed-end funds all the time: they charge high fees but still underperform the market.
NYSE:PTY June 17, 2017 7:06am

Closed-End Funds Bubble Looks Ready To Burst (CEFS)

From Contrarian Outlook: Stocks are going gangbusters, but some closed-end funds—including three I’m going to tell you about below—have gotten way ahead of the market.
BATS:CEFS June 1, 2017 8:06am

3 Unrelated Closed-End Funds Bucking The Trend

investMichael Fabian:  For many closed-end funds, the realization that borrowing costs could potentially rise in the near future hasn’t been met with a smooth transition. 
ETF BASIC NEWS November 13, 2015 4:11pm

The Incredible Volatility Of Closed End Funds [Exchange Traded Concepts Trust, PowerShrs CEF Income Cmpst Prtfl]

technical bounceMichael Fabian: We are now past the halfway mark for 2015, and very little headway has been made for the vast majority of closed-end funds (CEFs).  Examination of the two most popular CEF indexes shows mixed results year-to-date.
NYSE:PCEF July 13, 2015 4:55pm

The Highest Yielding Diversified ETFs

yieldThe ETF industry has produced several funds that blend attractive yield with convenient portfolio diversification.  Let’s examine the top three highest yielding diversified ETFs in the United States today.
NASDAQ:MDIV November 20, 2013 6:38pm

An ETF For Groupon Lovers

Yield_Av4 (1)David Bettencourt: What if many of the same stocks, bonds and investment managers owned by investors could be purchased for a Groupon-like discount? One new ETF is focused on that approach and is currently buying one dollar's worth
NYSE:PCEF July 1, 2013 4:46pm

Closed End Fund or Ponzi Scheme? (CFP)

We received an email this morning from Kid Dynamite  tipping us off to a recent article in the WSJ. The article details the questionable mechanics of a certain set of Closed End Funds that may come as a shock to you. According to the WSJ, Cornerstone
NYSE:CFP July 16, 2012 3:21pm

Closed-End Funds: Beat Ben Bernanke With These Juicy Double-Digit Yields (AGD, AOD, ETB, CH, NLY, AGNC)

Martin Hutchinson: With the economy beginning to stall, Ben Bernanke's war on the nation's savers rolls on. From his promise to keep the Fed funds rate near zero through late 2014 to his efforts to push ten-year note yields even lower, the Fed Chairman
ETF BASIC NEWS June 26, 2012 11:36am

An Important Open Letter To ETF Regulators (AMLP, YMLP, TVIX, GAZ, SPY)

Ron Rowland:  Dear ETF Regulators, It is time to step up to the challenge of your job’s main mandate - protecting investors.  Investor confidence in exchange traded funds (“ETFs”) and

NYSE:AMLP April 1, 2012 10:43pm

Investing In MLPs: CEFs, ETPs, or Mutual Funds For Your Portfolio? (NTG, AMJ, AMLP, EPD, KMP)

Jared Cummans: Income investing is always a popular strategy for portfolio allocation that t is perhaps most effective in sideways markets, when few asset classes are generating stable returns. With today’s major indices swaying back and forth with each coming day, many analysts feel that we are indeed
NYSE:AMJ November 1, 2011 10:55am

Different Kind Of Muni Bond ETF: Van Eck Debuts Municipal Income ETF (XMPT, PCEF, ITM, SMB, MLN, HYD)

Van Eck introduced the Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF (NYSE:XMPT) on Wednesday, giving investors another option for accessing a corner of the U.S. bond market that has been the subject of heated debate in recent weeks. The new ETF will seek to replicate the
NYSE:ITM July 13, 2011 10:25am

NeXt BDC Capital Corp Fund: Finally, The Facebook & Twitter Fund Is Here (NEXT, GS, AAPL, HPQ, BX)

For years, we’ve been reading about how “accredited investors” could invest in startups such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others before they actually go public with an IPO.  The logic is that
ETF BASIC NEWS January 13, 2011 10:32pm

Global Link Forum on Closed-End Funds and Global ETFs Has Record Attendance

Ron Pechtimaldjian - There was record attendance at the 9th Annual Closed-End Funds and Global ETFs Forum on Wednesday, April 28, held at the Metropolitan Club.
ETF BASIC NEWS May 11, 2010 10:26am

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