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First Quarter 2014 CEF Review And Outlook: Discounts, Yield, IPOs And Activist Activity

Published Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:03:03 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

This article is the summary from our Quarterly CEF Research call on April 9, 2014. You can view slides or watch the replay on our Blog. This article roughly follows the slide deck. According to our CEF Universe Service dated March 31, 2014, during the first quarter of 2014 the closed-end fund universe ended with 595 funds totaling $259B in total net assets, which reflects an asset growth of about 3% year-to-date. There were 227 total Equity funds and 368 total Bond funds. The average discount to NAV is -6.7% and the average market price yield is7.1%. In general, discounts have been fairly stable during this quarter vs. their previous 9 months of general discount widening. CEF Yield, Volume and Liquidity: At current market prices and distribution policies, 89% of all CEFs yield over 5% and 53.1% of all CEFs yield between 6.5% and 10%, which... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
H&Q HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 19.56   0.0 0.00 1.86 9.59
ROYCE VALUE TRUST 14.40   0.0 0.00 1.26 8.87
H&Q LIFE SCIENCES INVESTORS 16.24   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.04
INVESCO VAN KAMPEN BOND FUND 18.41   0.0 0.00 0.83 4.58

H&Q HEALTHCARE INVESTORS - HQH
H&Q HEALTHCARE INVESTORS - HQH  


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