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This section of Closed-End Fund Advisor's web site is devoted to helping financial advisors and individual investors to research, track, and educate themselves about closed-end funds. If you feel that you or your organization qualifies to be listed please contact John Scott at 1-804-288-2482.

10 Year CEF Discount and Performance Tables

Download a two page PDF with historical sector performance for most key CEF groupings as well as historical discounts data for the same sectors. We developed the piece as a simple way to explain to investors the difference in NAV movements vs. discounts movements over the past 10 years and give them context vs. current levels. Last update: 06/30/2024.

18 Year CEF NAV TR and Market Price TR Correlation Tables

Download a two page PDF with historical 18 Year NAV total return correlations for the 15 major CEF sectors and for 18 year market price total return correlations. We developed the piece as a simple way to explain to investors the difference in NAV movements and to help foster proper portfolio diversification. Giving context vs. the current environment. It acts as a nice companion for the discount and asset class tables. Last update: 06/30/2024.

2024 Key Financial Data

Click the image below to download a handy reference in PDF format. It contains nearly all the key items that affect one's personal finances in the card's easy to follow format, including:

  • Standard deduction & phase outs
  • Personal exemptions
  • Gift and estate tax
  • Medicare
  • Retirement plans
  • Social Security
  • Tax rate schedule
  • Capital gains
  • Education credits and deductions
  • Health savings
  • High income tax payers
  • Long-term care premiums

Suggested Resources

CEFA's Free BDC Universe Data Page: providing the first central location that we know of, for key BDC data on all US listed public business development companies (BDCs). The data is updated weekly and we will be adding BDC educational resources to help educate investors on the sector and investment structure.

CEFAnalyzer LLC

CEF Analyzer is a source for free unbiased dividend, financial, technical and statistical analysis of closed-end funds.

The Closed-End Fund Association (CEFA) is the national trade association representing the closed-end fund industry. A not-for-profit association, CEFA is committed to educating investors about the many benefits of these unique investment products and to providing a resource for information about its members and their offerings.
CEFConnect brought to you by Nuveen Closed-End Funds provides unbiased, straightforward and comprehensive closed-end fund information. By providing the latest closed-end fund data, you can screen, sort, and explore the latest CEF research, news, and videos. Learn about closed-end funds, how to use closed-end funds to build a portfolio, and more—all for free.
Morningstar offers news and updates on closed-end funds (CEFs): www.morningstar.com/cefs.html.

In addition, it offers a discussion forum on closed-end funds: socialize.morningstar.com/NewSocialize/forums/

Investment Company Institute (ICI) engages in three core missions: encouraging adherence to high ethical standards by all industry participants; advancing the interests of funds, their shareholders, directors, and investment advisers; and promoting public understanding of mutual funds and other investment companies.
CEFNetwork is brought to you by Pristine Advisers, as a means of connecting closed-end funds to the investment community. This portal is designed as both an educational tool as well as a marketing tool for our clients.
Pristine Advisers is a leading investor relations/public relations/media relations firm. It assists companies of all shapes and sizes in improving awareness and increase shareholder value. With an established database and network of over 60,000 institutional investors, individual investors, analysts, brokers, portfolio manager and media, Pristine Advisers can efficiently communicate a firm's mission and goals to the audience that matters the most. To learn more about their services, visit pristineadvisers.com/services/ to learn more about their services.
CEFInsight.com, a service of AST Fund Solutions' Closed-End Fund Group, was developed in response to client inquiries about the need for a central information resource for executives of closed-end funds and reader inquiries concerning customized research to gain greater historical context and understanding about activist shareholders and factors driving both activist and general investment behavior (flows) in closed-end funds.
Capital Link, a leading investor relations, financial advisory communications firms, has been assisting institutions, stock exchanges and companies to enhance shareholder value by identifying the proper business and financial partners, take advantage of favorable financing and capital market opportunities and achieve proper access to North American and European investors, analysts and media.
Yahoo! offers a group discussion on closed-end funds: groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/closedendfunds2/info
The CEF Network is open to members of LinkedIN® (a professional networking service) who want to share, learn or discuss closed-end fund information, experiences or upcoming events. CEF Network presently has over 1,000 members.
The Seeking Alpha is a platform for investment research, with broad coverage of stocks, asset classes, ETFs and investment strategy.

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