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Morningstar Commentaries
Some CEFs Are Getting a One-Time Boost to NAV
Aug. 13, 2015 - Morningstar, Inc. -  The potential for rising rates casts ARPS in a new light, and falling commodity prices continue to pressure MLP closed-end funds.
Profit From Market Downturns With Deeply Discounted CEFs
Jul. 16, 2015 - Morningstar, Inc. -  The year 2015 has been unkind to many CEFs, but investors can purchase shares at steep discounts.
Market Commentaries
What The Recovery In REITs Looks Like
Aug. 18, 2015 - First Trust -  View from the Observation Deck
1. The FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) Total Return Index closed 7.48% below its all-time high on
8/14/15, according to Bloomberg.
2. The index’s all-time high was set on 1/26/15, an indication that equity REITs had fully recovered from the previous bear market,
which ended in March 2009.
Financial System Healing 
Aug. 17, 2015 - First Trust -  Every month, the National Association of Realtors reports on existing home sales, which are closings on previouslyowned homes. These sales have been doing very well lately, up in four of the past five months and up almost 10% from a year ago. We expect further gains when the next report comes out Thursday morning
Recent Commentaries
When Dumping Munis Is Risky Business

Aug. 11, 2015 - Lipper -  Municipal bonds are a rare asset class with an outsized retail influence. According to the Investment Company Institute, individual investors hold about 35% of muni bonds directly and another 36% indirectly in mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds.
Closed-End Fund Review: Second Quarter 2015

Jul. 22, 2015 - First Trust -  Second Quarter Overview
The second quarter was a difficult one for diversified closed-end fund (CEF) investors. According to Morningstar, the average CEF was lower by 3.70% on a share price total return basis. Most categories of the CEF marketplace experienced share price total return weakness during the second quarter and that is reflected in the fact that, according to Morningstar, all equity CEFs were lower by an average of 3.44%; all taxable fixed-income CEFs were down by an average of 3.40% and all municipal CEFs were lower by an average of 4.35%.
CEF Industry Reports
Aberdeen Asia Pacific Equities

Aug. 10, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  Key points
• Asia is unlikely to see a repeat of 2013’s ‘taper tantrums’
• China’s rally is unsustainable and the bubble is finally bursting
Aberdeen Indonesia Fund, Inc. (IF)

Jul. 15, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  Key points
• Indonesia’s investment appeal is undiminished despite slowing growth
• Joko Widodo now heads a working coalition that forms a majority in legislature
Featured CEF Fund Reports
Aberdeen Asia Pacific Equities

Aug. 10, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  Key points
• Asia is unlikely to see a repeat of 2013’s ‘taper tantrums’
• China’s rally is unsustainable and the bubble is finally bursting
Aberdeen Indonesia Fund, Inc. (IF)

Jul. 15, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  Key points
• Indonesia’s investment appeal is undiminished despite slowing growth
• Joko Widodo now heads a working coalition that forms a majority in legislature
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