List of the Top closed-end funds based on dividend yield

Closed-end funds can have high dividend yields because of three factors: 1) they use leverage; 2) they can have very high realized capital gains distributions because they are actively traded; and 3) some CEFs try to maintain such a high dividend yield that they end up making distributions that are partially return of capital.   If you are new to closed-end funds, you can read about closed-end funds.   You can also try studying closed-end funds using our browse closed-end funds tool.

SymbolNameCategory1Category2Category3Market capCurrent yieldHistorical average yieldLeverage factorAvg volumeAction
SSSSSuRo Capital Corp. CEFUS EquitySingle industryInformation technology$196,947,09678.25%39.38%1.27188,089Analyze
GFThe New Germany Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$137,466,54564.28%8.94%1.0516,925Analyze
CHNThe China Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$153,956,73947.59%10.53%1.0421,254Analyze
ACVAllianzgi Diversified Income & Convertible Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$199,383,23542.19%12.39%1.3544,126Analyze
AIOAllianzGI Artificial Intelligence & Technology Opportunities Fund CEFUS EquitySingle industryInformation technology$560,101,25333.41%14.45%1.00147,947Analyze
CLMCornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge cap$1,118,366,41130.52%20.79%1.012,730,108Analyze
RGTRoyce Global Value Trust CEFGlobal Equity GlobalSmall cap$93,428,36630.23%5.13%1.0610,350Analyze
EEAEuropean Equity Fund CEFGlobal EquityEuropeLarge and mid cap$50,376,07930.04%7.03%1.058,457Analyze
CRFCornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge and mid cap$576,639,26829.49%13.24%1.001,201,918Analyze
IRLNew Ireland Fund CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$28,653,14228.88%7.06%1.002,860Analyze
CUBAHerzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund CEFGlobal Equity Emerging marketsMiscellaneous region$23,921,29426.42%5.93%1.0019,792Analyze
OCCIOFS Credit Company, Inc. CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$35,475,28923.28%15.70%1.5390,334Analyze
AVKAdvent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$411,885,89822.94%9.29%1.72108,843Analyze
WIAWestern Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Securities & Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income U.S. treasury bondsInflation-Protected$232,056,44722.73%5.44%1.5166,369Analyze
BCVBancroft Fund CEFSpecial Security TypesConvertible bonds$105,737,84822.41%7.51%1.0021,882Analyze
RIVRivernorth Opportunities Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$173,401,25221.70%14.97%1.1984,170Analyze
JEQAberdeen Japan Equity Fund CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$74,417,37520.71%2.52%1.0022,651Analyze
OXLCOxford Lane Capital CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$628,316,00020.30%16.13%1.521,247,945Analyze
ECCEagle Point Credit CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$482,790,01719.97%12.93%1.57285,227Analyze
IFNThe India Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$438,442,00719.15%9.49%1.0581,433Analyze
EDFStone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$76,041,96718.97%10.10%1.0750,800Analyze
EDIStone Harbor Emerging Markets Total Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$50,477,38218.81%11.80%1.5230,981Analyze
ADXAdams Diversified Equity Fund, Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge cap$1,703,618,24618.75%2.71%1.01178,829Analyze
NIEAllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$578,286,10018.71%8.25%1.01139,664Analyze
NCZAllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund II CEFSpecial Security TypesConvertible bonds$235,958,82217.86%11.88%1.73762,795Analyze
OPPRiverNorth/DoubleLne Strategic Opportunity Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$163,767,22817.76%11.48%1.37153,996Analyze
NCVAllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund CEFSpecial Security TypesConvertible bonds$327,152,32017.42%12.06%1.71453,167Analyze
TDFTempleton Dragon Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal EquitySingle countryMulti-cap$460,750,46917.15%9.77%1.0051,074Analyze
ASGLiberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc. CEFUS EquityBroad MarketMulti-cap$234,537,06716.90%9.40%1.04270,462Analyze
GLQClough Global Equity Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$157,714,26016.86%9.82%1.7490,390Analyze
ECFEllsworth Growth & Income Fund Ltd. CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$120,824,85416.80%9.17%1.0161,954Analyze
GLOClough Global Opportunities Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$291,107,78016.71%9.96%1.76226,752Analyze
ACPAberdeen Income Credit Strategies Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalCorporate bonds$178,182,55115.70%18.15%1.4696,855Analyze
FCOAberdeen Global Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$48,671,40215.64%8.73%1.4130,650Analyze
IHDVoya Emerging Markets High Dividend Equity Fund CEFAlternativesOptionsCovered calls$105,605,70715.54%10.25%1.0250,608Analyze
IAEVoya Asia Pacific High Dividend Equity Income Fund CEFAlternativesOptionsCovered calls$81,983,10415.36%10.13%1.0131,377Analyze
WIWWestern Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income U.S. treasury bondsInflation-Protected$627,137,37415.26%5.06%1.49174,013Analyze
JCENuveen Core Equity Alpha Fund CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge cap$208,376,58515.22%10.81%1.0556,146Analyze
FAMFirst Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$61,772,37414.89%9.56%1.4135,071Analyze
ZTRVirtus Global Dividend & Income Fund Inc. CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$384,290,33614.85%54.07%1.40102,574Analyze
VGIVirtus Global Multi-Sector Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$92,088,57714.65%11.36%1.4137,151Analyze
BSTZScience and Technology Trust II CEFGlobal EquityGlobalLarge and mid cap$1,606,310,51814.65%6.63%1.01281,328Analyze
FTFFranklin Limited Duration Income Trust CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$195,652,47214.59%8.79%1.38181,354Analyze
TEITempleton Emerging Markets Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$256,259,81814.52%10.56%1.00155,173Analyze
SORSource Capital, Inc. CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$304,972,81314.37%20.55%1.0220,976Analyze
DSLDoubleLine Income Solutions Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$1,237,221,52414.21%9.59%1.48381,491Analyze
RMIRiverNorth Opportunistic Municipal Income Fund, Inc. CEFUS Fixed IncomeMunicipal bondsUnconstrained$105,796,24914.11%6.67%1.0029,260Analyze
GOFGuggenheim Strategic Opportunities Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$723,105,31714.04%10.71%1.02613,042Analyze
EMDWestern Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeEmerging marketsBroad market$532,742,52514.01%8.90%1.40246,835Analyze
BWGLegg Mason BW Global Income Opportunities Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$145,921,05513.97%8.82%1.5272,438Analyze
RFMRiverNorth Flexible Municipal Income Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeMunicipal bondsUnconstrained$99,791,88813.96%7.89%1.0033,093Analyze
GLVClough Global Dividend and Income Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$93,805,15713.94%9.82%1.7264,445Analyze
BIGZBlackRock Innovation and Growth Trust CEFAlternativesOptionsBroad$1,983,127,74813.90%6.37%1.011,321,534Analyze
LGILazard Global Total Return and Income Fund, Inc. CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$192,933,27313.86%8.42%1.1335,529Analyze
FEOFirst Trust/Aberdeen Emerging Opportunity Fund CEFAsset AllocationEmerging marketsModerate$43,578,43113.62%8.60%1.0835,180Analyze
EVGEaton Vance Short Duration Diversified Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$139,763,67913.47%7.57%1.3684,393Analyze
HIXWestern Asset High Income Fund II Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalCorporate bonds$296,390,66813.45%11.01%1.43287,899Analyze
NHSNeuberger Berman High Yield Strategies Fund Inc. CEFUS Fixed IncomeCorporate bondsHigh yield$116,851,09513.44%10.95%1.55158,255Analyze
DPGDuff & Phelps Global Utility Income Fund Inc. CEFUS Equity Single sectorUtilities$483,605,02713.19%9.02%1.42119,780Analyze
RABrookfield Real Assets Income Fund Inc. CEFUS EquityThematicInfrastructure$917,810,52113.08%11.31%1.25260,569Analyze
EHIWestern Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$162,285,67413.06%9.37%1.4747,734Analyze
VCIFVertical Capital Income Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeMortgage backedUnconstrained$96,222,61912.97%20.48%1.0222,127Analyze
DMOWestern Asset Mortgage Defined Opportunity Fund Inc. CEFUS Fixed Income Mortgage backedInvestment grade$132,849,51112.92%12.08%1.4046,369Analyze
ERCWells Fargo Multi-Sector Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$264,065,47712.92%9.57%1.4294,069Analyze
GHYPrudential Global High Yield Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed Income GlobalHigh yield$462,439,83312.92%8.89%1.45137,431Analyze
IAFAberdeen Australia Equity Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Equity Single countryLarge and mid cap$111,327,47112.89%9.45%1.0075,945Analyze
PDOPIMCO Dynamic Income Opportunities Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeBroad marketInvestment grade$1,387,069,35012.70%8.22%1.84580,921Analyze
PDIPIMCO Dynamic Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$1,429,265,09712.70%11.68%1.691,163,823Analyze
FTHYFirst Trust High Yield Opportunities 2027 Term Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeCorporate bondsHigh yield$518,571,60012.58%7.71%1.39130,675Analyze
RVTRoyce Value Trust, Inc. CEFUS Equity Broad marketSmall cap$1,447,198,42312.49%7.48%1.04305,422Analyze
USALiberty All-Star Equity Fund CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge and mid cap$1,374,373,41312.48%10.89%1.001,182,254Analyze
DDFDelaware Investments Dividend & Income Fund CEFUS EquityBroad MarketMulti-cap$65,810,64112.41%10.52%1.4621,620Analyze
GGNGAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust CEFUS Equity Single sectorMaterials$553,428,36512.38%10.21%1.21675,307Analyze
XFLTXAI Octagon Floating Rate & Alternative Income Term Trust CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$225,891,03612.30%10.11%1.80197,165Analyze
CBHAllianzGI Convertible & Income 2024 Target Term Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$158,162,75012.27%6.90%1.4336,968Analyze
BSTBlackrock Science and Technology Trust CEFGlobal Equity Single sectorInformation technology$797,652,96812.21%6.37%1.00149,201Analyze
HTYJohn Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund CEFGlobal EquityGlobalLarge and mid cap$55,713,43312.21%10.90%1.0627,661Analyze
PCFHigh Income Securities Fund CEFAsset AllocationUSModerate$40,568,89412.18%8.43%1.0080,835Analyze
CHWCalamos Global Dynamic Income Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$406,593,51312.14%9.78%1.62195,274Analyze
EICEagle Point Income Company CEFUS Fixed IncomeMortgage backedUnconstrained$109,959,66212.14%9.74%1.5024,379Analyze
RCSPIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$221,374,40612.12%9.76%1.25160,111Analyze
STKColumbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund, Inc. CEFAlternativesOptionsCovered calls$409,213,69712.00%10.23%1.0042,813Analyze
EODWells Fargo Global Dividend Opportunity Fund CEFAsset AllocationGlobalModerate$184,649,69811.98%11.98%1.27138,335Analyze
ISDPrudential Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. CEFUS Fixed IncomeCorporate bondsHigh yield$404,734,34311.97%8.58%1.3897,134Analyze
FSDFirst Trust High Income Long/Short Fund CEFAlternativesLong/short debt$383,233,13711.95%8.35%1.3181,370Analyze
EADWells Fargo Income Opportunities Fund CEFUS Fixed IncomeCorporate bondsHigh yield$393,442,90711.87%10.48%1.45139,597Analyze
HNWPioneer Diversified High Income Trust CEFGlobal Fixed IncomeGlobalBroad market$011.82%12.12%1.5018,002Analyze
GGTThe Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc. CEFUS EquitySingle sectorCommunication Services$180,385,95211.78%8.80%1.0057,167Analyze
EVVEaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$1,181,451,52411.75%8.57%1.57332,137Analyze
JGHNuveen Global High Income Fund CEFGlobal Fixed Income GlobalHigh yield$265,844,69811.73%8.75%1.4250,864Analyze
GRFEagle Capital Growth Fund CEFUS Equity Broad marketLarge and mid cap$32,553,82511.70%10.98%1.0012,975Analyze
IDEVoya Infrastructure, Industrials and Materials Fund CEFAlternativesOptionsCovered calls$182,015,60311.68%9.69%1.0153,022Analyze
NBXGNeuberger Berman Next Generation Connectivity Fund CEFGlobal Equity Single industryInformation technology$011.62%6.70%1.00373,284Analyze
KIOKKR Income Opportunities Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Bank loansBroad market$238,591,88311.60%9.78%1.4797,543Analyze
PFLPIMCO Income Strategy Fund CEFUS Fixed Income Broad marketUnconstrained$285,924,25611.54%9.73%1.42145,670Analyze
PSFCohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc. CEFSpecial Security TypesPreferred stockU.S.$240,772,97211.42%8.41%1.4243,991Analyze
FAXAberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. CEFGlobal Fixed Income Global ex-USBroad market$710,886,85411.42%10.42%1.52955,455Analyze
TWNTaiwan Fund CEFGlobal EquitySingle countryMulti-cap$187,509,39911.39%7.94%1.0510,487Analyze
PHTPioneer High Income Trust CEFUS Fixed IncomeCorporate bondsHigh yield$204,614,67711.36%15.44%1.49100,771Analyze
PFNPIMCO Income Strategy Fund II CEFUS Fixed IncomeBroad marketInvestment grade$562,432,56511.30%10.28%1.38320,844Analyze
TOTAL100$37,454,827,97016.15%

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