The yield on the 10-year Treasury has rallied near 3%. Yet there’s no way you and I are retiring off that pittance!
Hence the appeal of closed-end funds (CEFs), which regularly pay 7% or better. That’s the difference between a paltry income below $30,000 on a million buck nest egg or a respectable $70,000 annually.
And if you’re smart about your CEF purchases, you can even buy these funds at discounts and snare some price upside to boot!
With the markets in flux (to say the least), now is a good time to review the principles of successful CEF investing. They are more nuanced than classic stock picking because we’re analyzing managers, strategies and holdings versus simple businesses models.… Read more