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Cohen & Steers Macro Outlook
Mar. 30, 2017 - Cohen & Steers -  Cohen & Steers Macro Outlook

2017: A Return to Better Growth?
Mar. 28, 2017 - Nuveen Asset Management -  Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist explains why he believes we’ll see improved economic and earnings growth in 2017—and also why he thinks the investing environment may grow more difficult.

Trump Speaks, Stocks Soar
Mar. 01, 2017 - First Trust -  Trump Speaks, Stocks Soar

Gundlach, Witmer Investment Picks Rising
Jan. 23, 2017 - Barron's -  Barron's Bounce: A number of Roundtable recommendations were moving higher, including a closed-end fund that yields 6% and a Virtu, an electronic market maker. GameStop is also up on a Barron's story.

Silver-Rated CEF Is an Intriguing Alternative Income Option
Jan. 10, 2017 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Nuveen S&P 500 Buy-Write Income produces more income and less volatility than a traditional S&P 500 fund, but its upside potential is limited.

REITs, Real Estate and Donald Trump in 2017
Dec. 21, 2016 - The Street -  The outlook for REITs is positive heading into 2017, thanks to a growing economy. Having a real estate mogul in the White House could help the sector too.

Why Closed-End Muni Funds Tend to Have Longer Durations
Dec. 19, 2016 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Longer maturities and leverage increase the duration of the typical muni closed-end fund as compared to its open-end cousin.

Rising Rates? Here's How to Invest for 3% to 10%
Dec. 13, 2016 - Barron's -  Lisa Jones of Pioneer investments is finding generous yields from floating rate securities and catastrophe bonds. Plus, how she's avoiding losses if rates rise.

An Early Look at 2017: Economic, Inflation, Earnings and Market Outlook
Nov. 28, 2016 - Nuveen Asset Management -  As we get closer to the end of 2016, Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist, offers a sneak peek into his market outlook for next year and provides a portfolio update for the Large Cap Equity Series.

Rise of passive investing: BlackRock CEO
Oct. 18, 2016 - CNBC -  Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO, discusses how the market environment has changed.

Finding Opportunities in a Zero Interest Rate World
Oct. 14, 2016 - Cohen & Steers -  Finding Opportunities in a Zero Interest Rate World

Income-Starved Investors Are Flocking to Closed-End Funds
Oct. 04, 2016 - Morningstar, Inc. -  PIMCO Global StocksPlus & Income is an example of how high premiums can make CEFs sensitive to changes in distribution rates.

3 Ways to Get Yields of 5% to 6%
Sep. 30, 2016 - Barron's -  Morgan Stanley financial advisor Shelley Bergman is finding decent, and fairly safe, income in business-development corporations, preferred stocks, and close-end funds.

What's Next for the Stock Market This Week Post-'Brexit?'
Jun. 27, 2016 - The Street -  Is the bear finally here?

A week ago the weekly charts were flashing technical warnings despite the high probability that he U.K. would vote to stay in the European Union. Even with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) closing above 18,000 on Thursday and with the S&P 500 within 1% of its all-time high, weekly momentum (12x3x3 weekly slow stochastics) continued to decline.

Want to Invest Like a Hedge Fund? Here's Your Strategy
Jun. 14, 2016 - The Street -  Andrew Beer, managing partner at Beachhead Capital Management, says a 'replication strategy' copying hedge fund moves is the better option.

Are emerging markets ready for a rate hike?
May. 31, 2016 - BlackRock -  Hints of a Fed tightening unhinged emerging markets in 2013. Gerardo Rodriguez, Portfolio Manager for BlackRock’s Emerging Market Allocation Fund, believes the asset class is now better positioned to navigate a rate hike.

Equity Markets Will Continue to Frustrate Both Bulls and Bears
May. 25, 2016 - Nuveen Asset Management -  Markets have experienced increased volatility this year, yet remain basically unchanged. What will it take for a breakout to the positive? Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist discusses in our latest market update video.

John P. Calamos, Sr. and John Koudounis on Fox Business 
May. 03, 2016 - Calamos Investments -  In a live interview with Maria Bartiromo, John Calamos, Sr. and John Koudounis discuss the challenges of investing in a volatile market, as well as John Koudounis’ new role as CEO of Calamos Investments.

CEF Market Matters: Municipal Bond Market
Apr. 28, 2016 - Nuveen Asset Management -  Anne Kritzmire, Closed-End Funds & Global Structured Products and Mike Taggart, Head of CEF Research at Nuveen, discuss the current state and outlook of the municipal bond market.

Four Killer Closed-End Funds to Add to Your Portfolio
Apr. 22, 2016 - The Street -  Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend (AOD) trades at a 16.4 percent discount to its net asset value, below its three year average discount of 14.7 percent. John Cole Scott, chief investment officer at Closed-End Fund Advisors, does not expect that exaggerated discount to last. 'AOD's management aggravated investors a few years ago due to its dividend policy which it has since changed,' said Scott. 

The Case for Small Stocks, Closed-End Funds
Mar. 10, 2016 - Barron's -  Jonathan Beukelman, a wealth manager at UBS, sees opportunities in domestic stocks and oversold closed-end funds, and is also adding exposure to European stocks.

Timely advice from a veteran of the markets
Feb. 02, 2016 - BlackRock -  Dennis Stattman, lead portfolio manager of the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund joins Consuelo Mack for an exclusive television interview. A finalist for Morningstar's Manager of the Decade award, Stattman discusses where he is finding the best opportunities around the world.

Five Fabulous Closed-End Funds to Own Right Now
Jan. 28, 2016 - MSN -  Investors seeking to profit from activism in the closed-end fund arena should jump into the Nuveen Global Equity Income Fund (JGV), said Rajeev Das, principal at Bulldog Investors. 

Bulldog is Bullish on Five Closed-End Funds
Jan. 28, 2016 - The Street -  Investors seeking to profit from an activist investor in the closed-end fund arena should jump into the Nuveen Global Equity Income Fund (JGV) , said Rajeev Das, principal at Bulldog Investors.

 Gundlach's Pick Surges, Still Pays 10% Plus
Jan. 25, 2016 - Barron's -  Barron's Bounce: Investors are snapping up a Jeffrey Gundlach-recommended bond fund, Brookfield Total Return. Also, Deere is falling hard after a skeptical piece in the magazine. Short everything else?

3 Stock Picks from Mario Gabelli
Jan. 23, 2016 - Barron's -  The legendary value investor makes the case for Madison Square Garden Co., Griffon Corporation, and a broadcaster that could become the ESPN of Europe.

Jeffrey Gundlach: How to Get a 12% Yield
Jan. 23, 2016 - Barron's -  The CEO of Doubleline Capital and newest member of the Barron's Roundtable likes closed end funds and other ways to buy oversold assets at an even bigger discount. His first pick: Annaly Capital.

Why the correction? Machines have taken over
Jan. 15, 2016 - CNBC -  In days of old, a Wall Street blowout like Friday's would have featured harried traders shouting out sell orders on exchange floors, trying to limit their losses as the market crumbled.

2016 Outlook - 5 Key Areas of Change in 2016
Dec. 04, 2015 - Wells Fargo Advisors -  Wells Fargo Investment Institute’s strategists believe 2016 could be a year of significant change for investors. In this video, they discuss five changes brewing that may have implications for financial markets.

Where should you invest in 2016?
Nov. 30, 2015 - CNBC -  Nick Nelson, head of European equity strategy at UBS, says Europe is the place to be invested due to nominal growth and the potential for inflation in energy prices.

Tortoise QuickTake Podcast w/Brian Kessens
Nov. 30, 2015 - Tortoise Capital Advisors -  Tortoise QuickTake Podcast w/Brian Kessens

Bogle: Stocks Will Do Better Than Bonds Over Next Decade
Nov. 17, 2015 - Bloomberg -  Vanguard Group CEO and Founder Jack Bogle discusses his outlook for stocks. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets."

4 Fantastic Closed-End Muni Bond Funds to Boost Your Income
Nov. 11, 2015 - The Street -  Nuveen is merging eight closed-end funds down to two and this will greatly benefit its Dividend Advantage Muni Fund 2 (NXZ) shareholders, said James Robinson, portfolio manager of the Robinson Tax Advantaged Income Fund (ROBAX). 

The Rate Hike Huff
Nov. 09, 2015 - First Trust -  The Rate Hike Huff

3 Reliable Dividend-Paying Stocks
Nov. 05, 2015 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Morningstar's Josh Peters surveys the dividend-stock landscape today, discusses expectations for dividend growth, and shares a few of his favorite names.

Take Advantage of Steep Discounts on Closed-End Funds
Oct. 27, 2015 - The Street -  The average closed-end fund discount to net asset value is now 9% -- double the 15-year average. That's creating a great buying opportunity for yield-seeking investors, said Christian Magoon, CEO of Magoon Capital.

These High-Yielding Closed End Funds Will Boost Your Portfolio
Oct. 26, 2015 - The Street -  Shares of TCP Capital (TCPC - Get Report) are down over 13% thus far in 2015, but investors have not felt all that pain because the business development company pays a healthy 10% dividend. John Cole Scott, chief investment officer at Closed-End Fund Advisors, said this is the perfect time to step into the stock.

How to Get the Attention of the Financial Media
Oct. 22, 2015 - First Trust -  Bob Carey, Chief Market Strategist at First Trust Advisors L.P., discusses the latest developments in the market and takes a look at future earnings estimates.

Fitch in Brazil
Oct. 20, 2015 - Fitch Ratings -  Managing Director Rafael Guedes gives a brief overview of Fitch Ratings' dynamic operations in Brazil.

Obscure market segment may hold big opportunities
Oct. 09, 2015 - CNBC -  A little-followed area of the capital market could now present big opportunities for investors.

Tom Lee: Here's why the bottom in stocks may be in
Sep. 14, 2015 - CNBC -  Movements in small-cap stocks near the end of last month seemed to signal the stock market may have bottomed, longtime bull Thomas Lee said Monday, as investors braced for continued volatility surrounding the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later this week.

Brian Wesbury discusses why he thinks the market is undervalued
Sep. 11, 2015 - First Trust -  Brian Wesbury discusses why he thinks the market is undervalued

Is This Current Market Correction a Buying Opportunity?
Sep. 10, 2015 - Nuveen Asset Management -  Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist, provides an in-depth look at the current market volatility, discusses why, when and how he thinks it may end, and explains why he thinks this is a bull market correction rather than the start of a bear market.

Tortoise QuickTake Podcast w/Ed Russell & Brad Adams
Sep. 01, 2015 - Tortoise Capital Advisors -  Brad Adams and Ed Russell who discuss opportunities in the midstream MLP closed-end fund market.

What's Bothering Investors?
Aug. 31, 2015 - First Trust -  Bob Carey, Chief Market Strategist at First Trust Advisors L.P., discusses the issues that are giving rise to recent market volatility and provides a set of reasons that continue to bother investor sentiment.

Three Things That Are Moving Today's Markets
Aug. 05, 2015 - Bloomberg -  Fifth Street Asset Management CEO and Chairman Len Tannenbaum and Bloomberg's Tracy Alloway discuss today's market movers. They speak on "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)

THIS may spark dreaded stock correction: BlackRock
Aug. 03, 2015 - CNBC -  The stock market could be poised for a 10 percent decline as the Federal Reserve gets ready to hike interest rates for the first time in nine years, BlackRock Global Investment Strategist Russ Koesterich told CNBC on Monday.

Greece, China, Alcoa and the Global Economy

Jul. 13, 2015 - First Trust -  Bob Carey, Chief Market Strategist at First Trust Advisors L.P., discusses the latest developments in Greece and China. He also comments on the guidance provided last week by Alcoa and looks forward to this week's earnings reporting.

Mid-Year Outlook: Private Equity and Debt
Jul. 10, 2015 - Asset.tv -  Trish Regan speaks with Grier Eliasek, President and COO of Prospect Capital, who discusses some common questions investors may have about BDCs as well as where he sees opportunities in the near future.

Happy 4th of July
Jul. 06, 2015 - First Trust -  Happy 4th of July

Liar, Liar, Unemployment (Not) Higher
Jun. 10, 2015 - First Trust -  Liar, Liar, Unemployment (Not) Higher

John P. Calamos, Sr. on Fox Business
Apr. 27, 2015 - Calamos Investments -  In an interview from the Milken Institute Global Conference, John P. Calamos, Sr. discusses the firm’s current thoughts on valuations and the market.

The Two Americas
Apr. 17, 2015 - First Trust -  The Two Americas

Europe will be year's 'big surprise': Larry Fink
Apr. 16, 2015 - CNBC -  Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, explains why he is optimist about European equities, thinks the U.S. dollar is too expensive, and shares his thoughts on stock buybacks.

Will an 83% Beat Rate Continue?
Apr. 13, 2015 - First Trust -  Bob Carey, Chief Market Strategist at First Trust Advisors L.P., discusses the latest developments in the market and anticipates solid earning's reports this month.

Business Development Company (BDC) Fourth Quarter 2014 NAV and Portfolio Progress
Mar. 16, 2015 - Closed-End Fund Advisors -  We have received many of the Debt-BDC portfolio updates for the fourth quarter 2014 and want to share some of the trends we noticed for the sector. We also wanted to give an update on where we see pricing going for BDCs for the rest of 2015. Unlike a month ago, we think the sector has a very good chance to trade at an average premium by year-end.

How to invest in growth
Mar. 03, 2015 - Fox Business -  Prospect Capital President Grier Eliasek discusses the consumer and growth in the U.S. economy.

U.S. and Global Economic Outlook
Feb. 25, 2015 - Calamos Investments -  Global Co-CIO Gary Black shares the firm’s commentary on the U.S. and global markets.

Market Outlook and Asset Allocation
Feb. 25, 2015 - Calamos Investments -  Global Co-CIO Gary Black provides the firm’s market outlook and commentary on asset allocation.

A Good Old Fashioned Yield Rally
Feb. 18, 2015 - First Trust -  Bob Carey, Chief Market Strategist at First Trust Advisors L.P., discusses the latest developments in the market and provides his perspective on the current yield rally. Lastly he gives an update on this quarter's earning season.

Apocalypse? Not a Chance!
Feb. 13, 2015 - First Trust -  Apocalypse? Not a Chance!

Retail Sales Drop: Noise, Not News
Feb. 13, 2015 - First Trust -  Retail Sales Drop: Noise, Not News

Continued Outflows a Yellow Flag at PIMCO
Feb. 12, 2015 - Morningstar, Inc. -  An additional $12.5 billion left PIMCO's flagship Total Return Fund in January, bringing the total outflow to more than $90 billion since Bill Gross' departure.

Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Call and Business Development Company (BDC) Outlook for 2015
Feb. 11, 2015 - Closed-End Fund Advisors -  With the start of earnings season for the quarter, we wanted to let investors know what we were expecting for BDCs in both NAV changes and discount levels in the near term and for the rest of 2015. Discounts are historically low and we think NAVs will hold up much better than investors feared with the past 3 months of significant sell-off for BDCs, across most of the 42 debt-based funds in the public market.

Anne Kitzmire explains Closed-End Funds
Feb. 10, 2015 - Asset.tv -  Anne Kritzmire, Managing Director of Closed-End Funds & Global Structured Products at Nuveen Investments explains the four key elements when it comes to evaluating and analyzing closed end funds.

A Macro View of Stocks
Feb. 02, 2015 - First Trust -  Bob Carey, Chief Market Strategist at First Trust Advisors L.P., discusses the latest developments in the market and makes the bullish case for equities in 2015.

SVP and Co-PM Eli Pars interview on Fox Business
Jan. 26, 2015 - Calamos Investments -  SVP and Co-Portfolio Manager Eli Pars discusses the Greek elections and the company’s outlook for convertible bonds given volatile global markets.

BlackRock CEO: All signs point to stocks going higher
Jan. 21, 2015 - CNBC -  Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, shares his outlook on stocks, interest rates, Europe and bonds.

Challenges to US growth: Larry Summers
Jan. 21, 2015 - CNBC -  Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, shares his thought on putting people to work and improving the nation's infrastructure.

Gross, Witmer Picks Rising; Energy Stock Too
Jan. 20, 2015 - WallStreetJournal -  Two closed-end funds recommended by Bill Gross at the Barron's Roundtable, plus a Meryl Witmer stock pick, are moving higher. Also: Phillips 66 shares jumped on a Barron's recommendation.

John P. Calamos, Sr. on CNBC 01/20/2015
Jan. 20, 2015 - Calamos Investments -  John Calamos, Sr. shares the company’s economic outlook, given market volatility, on CNBC’s Closing Bell.

No Bill Gross, No Sweat: Get Ben Bernanke
Dec. 18, 2014 - Bloomberg -  On today’s “The Roundup,” Bloomberg's Trish Regan, Lisa Abramowicz, Mary Childs and Leslie Picker break down some of the day’s top market stories on “Street Smart.”

CEF Market Matters: Closed-End Funds in a Volatile Market

Dec. 12, 2014 - Nuveen Asset Management -  Mike Taggart of Nuveen’s Closed-End Fund Research group discusses how volatile markets may affect closed-end funds, including discounts and if it matters if you are a short term investor or a long term investor.

Global markets 'living on borrowed time': Wilbur Ross
Nov. 17, 2014 - CNBC -  Global financial markets are living on borrowed time with geopolitical crises and deflationary risks still a concern, private-equity billionaire Wilbur Ross told CNBC.

Market Commentary
Oct. 30, 2014 - Calamos Investments -  Global Co-CIO Gary Black shares the firm’s commentary on the U.S. and global markets.

BDCs Attract Yield Seekers

Aug. 22, 2014 - Investius -  Business Development Companies, a CEF “cousin,” are gaining attention from yield-seeking investors, says John Cole Scott of CEF Advisors.

Why Munis Need Closer Scrutiny
Jun. 20, 2014 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Western Asset's Rob Amodeo explains how it's no longer a "set it and forget it" muni market, and he also details why he likes some Puerto Rican bonds.

Conditions Look Favorable for Muni Bonds
Jun. 10, 2014 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Increasing demand, tightening supply, and expectations for higher rates and inflation should bring better muni returns in the coming years, says Nuveen's John Miller, Puerto Rico notwithstanding.

John P. Calamos, Sr. on Fox Business News 04/28/2014
Apr. 28, 2014 - Calamos Investments -  
In a live interview with FOX Business, John Calamos, Sr. shares his current thoughts on asset allocation and global opportunities.


John P. Calamos, Sr. on Bloomberg 04/28/2014
Apr. 28, 2014 - Calamos Investments -  John Calamos, Sr. discusses the firm’s history as well as his global economic outlook in an interview with Bloomberg TV.

Now's a Good Time to Consider Muni CEFs
Apr. 16, 2014 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Investors who can stomach some volatility should look at closed-end muni-bond funds, which are currently trading at substantial discounts.

2 CEF Mistakes to Avoid
Feb. 26, 2014 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Investors need to take caution with public offerings and monitor CEF pricing inefficiencies, says ETFInvestor editor Sam Lee.

Perspectives on Emerging Markets 
Feb. 18, 2014 - Calamos Investments -  

Co-Portfolio Manager Nick Niziolek explains how, despite the recent volatility, the firm continues to find bottom-up growth opportunities in the emerging markets.



John P. Calamos, Sr. on CNBC 01/27/2014
Jan. 27, 2014 - Calamos Investments -  John Calamos, Sr. shares his views on how investors should navigate the current markets.

Great Expectations

Jan. 06, 2014 - First Trust -  Bob Carey, Chief Market Strategist at First Trust Advisors L.P., discusses the latest developments in the market and takes a look ahead.

Outlook for U.S. Economy
Dec. 30, 2013 - Calamos Investments -  Calamos Co-Chief Investment Officer Gary Black shares the firm's views on the U.S. Economy and Global Economy, as well as current equity valuations. The video commentary also includes a discussion of Calamos' portfolio positioning and asset allocation, particularly regarding fixed income.

A Look at 2014
Dec. 20, 2013 - First Trust -  Bob Carey, Chief Market Strategist at First Trust Advisors L.P., discusses the latest developments in the market and takes a look ahead.

The Best Time of the Year to Buy a Closed-End Fund
Dec. 17, 2013 - Barron's -  

Jack Otter and I discuss the seasonal quirks of closed-end funds in this week’s Barron’s Income Investing video.

The trend — meaning December discounts in CEF prices — looks especially pronounced this year thanks to the drubbing in the bond market, which has sent many bond CEFs to abnormally low levels versus their underlying portfolios. The seasonal effect is generally chalked up to higher-than-average tax-loss selling among individual investors.



Fund Flows: 2013's Biggest Winners and Losers
Dec. 13, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Passive equity funds, noncore bonds, alternatives, and many of the fund shops that sell them fared well last year, while core bonds, commodities, and gold suffered.

Discounts Make These CEFs the Cheaper Option
Nov. 21, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  ETFInvestor editor Sam Lee says Fed-taper fears have forced several closed-end funds to trade at discounts compared with ETFs or mutual funds of similar strategies.

Discounts Make These CEFs the Cheaper Option
Nov. 21, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  ETFInvestor editor Sam Lee says Fed-taper fears have forced several closed-end funds to trade at discounts compared with ETFs or mutual funds of similar strategies.

Investment Trusts: The Future of Fees
Nov. 20, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Join Holly Cook and Jackie Beard, Director of Closed-end Fund Research at Morningstar, to talk about some of the key topics on boards' agendas. 

For Yield, Shop Closed-End Funds
Nov. 12, 2013 - Barron's -  Barron's fixed-income blogger Michael Aneiro discusses what's next for bonds and where to find higher yields.




Top Closed End Fund Activism Plays
Nov. 12, 2013 - The Street -  

Carl Icahn and Dan Loeb are not the only activists on Wall Street, CEFs have their agitators too, says Rajeev Das of Bulldog Investors.



Boo! Two Spooky Trends in Funds
Oct. 30, 2013 - Barron's -  Investors are pouring money into stocks at levels not seen since 2000. Plus: a closed-end fund trick.




John P. Calamos, Sr. on CNBC 10/18/13
Oct. 18, 2013 - Calamos Investments -  

John P. Calamos, Sr. shares his thoughts on the government shutdown, investment opportunities and the economic outlook in a live interview with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC's Closing Bell.

Video recorded 10/18/2013. Holdings mentioned are as of 9/30/13.


Opportunity Knocking for RiverNorth/DoubleLine Fund
Sep. 10, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Interest-rate fear is a good thing for the recently reopened RiverNorth/DoubleLine Strategic Income fund, says portfolio manager Patrick Galley, who discusses his comanagement with DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach.

Bond CEFs Only in First Inning of Discount-Volatility Game
Sep. 10, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Many fixed-income CEF investors are heading for the exits, but the movement is creating attractive discounts, says RiverNorth's Patrick Galley.


What Will Higher Rates Mean for Levered Closed-End Funds?
Sep. 03, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  With short-term rates remaining low, we don't anticipate an immediate impact on the cost of leverage financing for most CEFs.

Bond Market Swoon Highlights CEF Advantages
Aug. 06, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  CEF managers' ability to hold onto underpriced illiquid securities in times of market stress represents an advantage over open-end funds that may have to sell to meet unexpected redemptions, says Morningstar’s Cara Esser.

Interview with Benjamin Baldwin III, Repsonsive Financial Group
Jul. 25, 2013 - Investius -  Chopping markets may be a turn off to some but not Ben Baldwin.  Interview with Benjamin Baldwin III, Repsonsive Financial Group.

Rising-Rate Fears Create CEF Bargains
Jul. 10, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  As investors ditched certain income-producing assets on worries of rising rates, an abundance of fixed-income CEFs moved into undervalued territory, according to Morningstar's Cara Esser.

Closed End Funds Down, Not out
Jun. 25, 2013 - The Street -  The harsh selloff in closed end funds is opening up huge opportunities, says Robert Shaker, portfolio manager for Shaker Financial Services.

Reasons for Excitement for CEF Investors
Jun. 13, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  The current environment is positive for CEF investors as more attractive discounts are coming to the surface, particularly with fixed-income vehicles, says RiverNorth's Patrick Galley.

CEF NEWS:  Choices abound in the investment universe.
Jun. 11, 2013 - Investius -  So why should more attention be paid to closed-end funds. Mike Taggard of Morningstar argues for more education and shares a perspective that may change how you think about your portfolio.

CEF NEWS:  Celebrity Closed-End Funds. 
Jun. 04, 2013 - Investius -  Cecilia Gondor (Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors, Inc.,) speaks about the current closed-end funds celebrities and thier funds. 

Wealth Strategies: Investors should have zero exposure to Treasuries
May. 31, 2013 - Nuveen Asset Management -  Nuveen's Tony Rodriguez says U.S. Treasuries have become a return-free, risk asset which will continue to yield negative real returns and instead likes bank debt, high-yield and Mexican bonds

CEF NEWS: Flexibility to adjust strategies to changing conditions.
May. 29, 2013 - Investius -  Speaking with Rob Kenyon (Virtus), John Calamos (Calamos) and Jerry Swank (Cushing MLP Asset Management) about the advantages of being flexible to strategies & changing conditions that benefit investors.

Equities Still the Best Option for Investors?
May. 24, 2013 - Nuveen Asset Management -  Nuveen Asset Management Chief Equity Strategist Bob Doll on the opportunities in the markets for investors.

CEF News: Apple & oranges, not exactly. Closed-End Funds are different from ETFs but blend well.
May. 20, 2013 - Investius -  Piers Currie, Aberdeen and Tony Iagleggio, Cohen & Steers speak about Closed-End Funds & ETFs.

Yield & Income and insight at the Capital Link's CEF & ETF Forum 2013
May. 13, 2013 - Investius -  CEF News:  "Yield & Income" - A few perspectives from Capital Link CEF-ETF Forum 2013.

Capital Link CEF-ETF Forum 2013 - Interviews
May. 08, 2013 - Investius -  A few perspectives from  Capital Link CEF-ETF Forum 2013.  Interviews from various speakers & participants.

Commodity Price Drop Creating CEF Bargains
May. 07, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  The recent sell-off of gold and other commodities has led to advantageous discounts for precious-metals CEFs, but the funds should remain a small portion of your portfolio.

John P. Calamos, Sr. on CNBC 4/30/13
Apr. 30, 2013 - Calamos Investments -  April, 2013 John P. Calamos, Sr. explains his thoughts on the current market environment and the opportunity he sees in equities.

MLP Closed-End Funds Gain Energy
Apr. 27, 2013 - Morningstar, Inc. -  CEFs that focus on master limited partnerships performed exceedingly well in the first quarter, yet there are still large discounts among equity closed-end funds, says Morningstar's Cara Esser.

Buy This Muni Closed End Fund
Apr. 25, 2013 - The Street -  Closed-End Fund Advisors Portfolio Manager John Cole Scott names his favorite municipal bond closed end fund.

CEF News - Perspective on the timing of investing with Maury Fertig, Relative Value Partners.
Apr. 22, 2013 - Investius -  "You can buy closed-end funds at a discount at times.." speaking with Maury Fertig of Relative Value Partners on the timing of investing.

CEF NEWS - Bond Bubble? Charles Bobrinskoy, Ariel Investments & Katherine Nixon, Northern Trust discussing the Bond View via Morningstar.
Apr. 08, 2013 - Investius -  Charles Bobrinskoy, Ariel Investments & Katherine Nixon, Northern Trust discussing the Bond View via Morningstar.

John P. Calamos, Sr. on CNBC 3/27/13
Mar. 27, 2013 - Calamos Investments -  March, 2013 John P. Calamos, Sr. explains his thoughts on the current market environment and the opportunity he sees in equities.

CEF News - Opportunities, discounts & insight from Maury Fertiz (Relative Value Partners) & Cara Esser (Morningstar)
Mar. 18, 2013 - Investius -  Maury Fertiz (Relative Value Partners) & Cara Esser (Morningstar) discussing CEF opportunities & discounts.

CEF News - "Looking for yield is one thing, ignoring risk is another". Interview with Patrick Galley, Rivernorth Capital.
Feb. 25, 2013 - Investius -  Patrick Galley, Rivernorth Capital discussing yields & risk.

CEF News - Emerging Markets with Mike Taggart, Morningstar
Feb. 19, 2013 - Investius -  Morningstar's Mike Taggart discussing emerging markets

CEF News - Equity Closed-End Funds insight from Patrick Galley, Rivernorth Capital
Feb. 12, 2013 - Investius -  Interview with Patrick Galley, Rivernorth Capital.

CEF News - Closed-End Fund Leverage Investments & Risks
Feb. 06, 2013 - Investius -  Insight from Mike Taggart, Morningstar & Anne Kritzmire, Nuveen on Closed-End Fund Leverage Investments & Risks.

CEF News - When Volatility Spikes with Patrick Galley - RiverNorth Capital
Jan. 28, 2013 - Investius -  When Volatility Spikes with Patrick Galley, RiverNorth Capital.

CEF News 1/9/12
Jan. 09, 2013 - Investius -  

CEF News - 2013 Outlook - Analyst Cara Esser of Morningstar provides an outlook on the CEF market for 2013, predicting income potential will remain strong.
Dec. 19, 2012 - Investius -  CEF News - 2013 Outlook

Analyst Cara Esser of Morningstar provides an outlook on the CEF market for 2013, predicting income potential will remain strong.

CEF News 12/13/12
Dec. 13, 2012 - Investius -  

CEF News 12/5/12, - Ken Fincher, First Trust Advisors
Dec. 05, 2012 - Investius -  CEF News interview with Ken Fincher, First Trust Advisors

CEF News 11/13/12, - Robert Ionescu of Legg Mason.
Nov. 13, 2012 - Investius -  CEF News 11/13/12, - Robert Ionescu of Legg Mason.

CEF News 10/15/12, - Robert Ionescu of Legg Mason
Oct. 22, 2012 - Investius -  CEF News 10/15/12, - Robert Ionescu of Legg Mason

CEF News 10/15/12, - Sangeeta Marfatia, UBS Wealth Management...
Oct. 15, 2012 - Investius -  CEF News 10/15/12, - Sangeeta Marfatia, UBS Wealth Management...

Closed by Design - The "closed" structure of CEF's, Prof. Robert Korajczyk of Northwestern University.
Oct. 01, 2012 - Investius -  Closed by Design 10/01/12, The "closed" structure of CEF's creates potential advantages, says Prof. Robert Korajczyk of Northwestern...

CEF News - Ken Fincher, First Trust Advisors
Sep. 24, 2012 - Investius -  CEF News 9/24/12, The search for yield may be encouraging interest in CEFs, but Ken Fincher of First Trust Advisors views it..

CEF News - Ken Fincher, First Trust Advisors
Sep. 01, 2012 - Investius -  Equity Opportunity:  Where's the opportunity in closed-end funds?  Ken Fincher of First Trust Advisors says investors may want to consider equity-based funds.