Although high yields make closed-end bond funds popular among income-seeking investors, these securities’ elevated leverage at a time when dividends and net asset values are at risk mean that most are ticking time bombs. We highlight four names for aggressive investors.
Although we prefer to pick individual stocks, closed-end equity funds offer one-stop exposure to specific sectors or security classes. Investors should focus on names helmed by high-quality management teams that have delivered superior returns in up and down markets.
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