Closed end mutual funds are a lot like conventional, open-ended mutual funds. They hold a diversified portfolio of stocks, chosen by a fund manager who gets a fee for his or her services. The key difference is that open-ended funds stand ready to sell new fund units, or redeem existing fund units, on demand.
Closed-end funds work with a fixed asset base, invested in a portfolio of securities. The value of their assets rises and falls, depending on how they invest. Their units trade like stocks, and mostly on a stock exchange. Their units may trade above the per-unit value of the investments they own—“at a premium” to net asset value, as brokers say. Mostly, they trade at a discount.
If a broker sells you a closed end mutual fund, they charge you a commission (individual brokers get to keep perhaps a third of the fees and commissions they bring in.) But the broker won’t earn another dime on that asset until you sell, possibly many years later.
On the other hand, if a broker sells you a conventional mutual fund, the broker can earn a steady stream of yearly trailer fees. Sometimes they get an immediate back-end load of up to 6% of your investment.
Closed ended funds are just one of the many security vehicles at your disposal. Control your stock-trading risk by following TSI Network and using our three-part Successful Investor strategy:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
A: Canoe EIT Income Fund, $12.07, symbol EIT.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 89.3 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.canoefinancial.com), changed its name from EnerVest Diversified Income Trust in November 2013. The stock symbol is unchanged.
Canoe EIT is a closed-end fund that invests in a portfolio… Read More
A: The PIMCO Corporate & Income Opportunity Fund, $18.40, symbol PTY on New York (Units outstanding: 81.1 million; Market cap: $1.5 billion; www.pimco.com), is a closed-end fund that invests in a variety of corporate debt obligations and the income-producing securities of non-corporate issuers. They include… Read More
A: Cymbria Corp., $56.00, symbol CYB on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 22.6 million; Market cap: $1.3 billion; www.cymbria.com), is a closed-end fund that invests in a portfolio comprised largely of publicly traded stocks.
Separately, the fund owns 20.7% of EdgePoint Wealth Management, a private firm that sells… Read More
A: Canoe EIT Income Fund, $11.93 symbol EIT.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 90.1 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion; www.canoefinancial.com), changed its name from EnerVest Diversified Income Trust in November 2013. The stock symbol remained the same.
Canoe EIT is a closed-end fund that invests in a.. Read More
A: Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, $4.53, symbol FAP on Toronto (Units outstanding: 52.3 million; Market cap: $236.9 million; www.aberdeen-asset.ca), is a closed-end fund that invests in foreign currency bonds—mostly from Australia and Asian countries. The fund’s MER is 1.11%.
Closed-end funds are a lot like conventional,… Read More
A: Liberty All-Star Equity Fund, $5.22, symbol USA on New York (Units outstanding: 186.8 million; Market cap: $975.1 million; www.all-starfunds.com), is a closed-end fund that aims to combine the stock recommendations of three value-style and two growth-style investment managers.
The fund started up on October 31,… Read More
Brookfield Global Infrastructure Securities Income Fund, $6.48, symbol BGI.UN on Toronto (Units outstanding: 34.4 million; Market cap: $222.9 million, www.brookfieldim.com), is a closed-end fund that holds publicly traded global infrastructure companies.
The fund first sold units at $10 each to the public and began trading… Read More
Closed-end mutual funds can offer “stocks at a discount,” but you won’t likely hear about them from your broker.
Given their pluses, it’s a wonder why brokers so rarely recommend closed-end funds. There’s a simple reason for this: while closed-end mutual funds can benefit individual… Read More
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