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Morningstar Commentaries
PIMCO CEFs Not Immune to Grossapalooza Hangover
Oct. 08, 2015 - Morningstar, Inc. -  It's been a rocky year for shareholders of Bill Gross' former CEFs, despite solid performance from the new management team; PIMCO High Income's shares have fallen 26% this year through September.
How Will Bond Funds React to Rising Rates?
Sep. 22, 2015 - Morningstar, Inc. -  A rundown of possible outcomes for certain Morningstar Categories when the Fed ultimately decides to hike interest rates.
Market Commentaries
Stop “QE” Insanity

Nov. 18, 2015 - WBI Investments -  Stop the Insanity!
In response to the 2008 Financial Crisis, governments around the world led by the U.S. Federal Reserve developed a series of monetary policy tools to try to stabilize the financial system.
The Worst Recovery Ever…For Part-Time Jobs

Nov. 17, 2015 - First Trust -  Mark Twain has been attributed with saying “If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed.” And given the media’s portrayal of the job market recovery over the past six-and-a-half years, we can see where he was coming from.
Recent Commentaries
Hello From the Other Side of MLP Investing
Nov. 12, 2015 - Morningstar, Inc. -  After five years of strong returns, MLP CEF investors are rolling in deep losses.
 REITs Are a Permanent Allocation

Oct. 31, 2015 - Cohen & Steers -  Are you a strategic or a tactical investor? If your goals are long term, we believe REITs should be part of your portfolio at all times, through all types of markets— providing valuable diversification and return potential driven by the distinctive characteristics of commercial real estate.
CEF Industry Reports

Oct. 31, 2015 - BlackRock -  Overview
BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust (“BTT” or the “Trust”) is a target term trust that is scheduled to terminate on or about December 31, 2030, at which time it will distribute substantially all of its net assets.

Oct. 31, 2015 - BlackRock -  BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust (BIT) is a taxable bond closed-end fund (‘CEF’) that allocates capital across multiple sectors of the fixed income securities market by evaluating portfolio risk in light of the available investment opportunities and prevailing risks in the fixed income market, with the goal of delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns.
Featured CEF Fund Reports
Eastern promise
Oct. 31, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  Asia has had a rough year. Growth is sluggish. Disinflation–a slowing in the pace of price rises–is a symptom of weaker domestic demand, overcapacity and lower commodity prices. Shares and currencies have been battered.
Aberdeen Singapore Fund, Inc. (SGF)
Sep. 30, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  Singapore stocks continued their losing streak over the quarter, as uncertainty over the extent of China’s economic slowdown and confusion over the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike contributed to rising expectations of subdued global growth. In September, economists lowered their growth forecasts to 2.2%, citing concerns of anaemic growth for the manufacturing, construction, and services sectors. August industrial production fell by more than expected, which marked the seventh consecutive monthly decrease.
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