Muni Bond Mayhem? Discounts on Closed-end-funds? Oh Yeah!

/Muni Bond Mayhem? Discounts on Closed-end-funds? Oh Yeah!

Muni Bond Mayhem? Discounts on Closed-end-funds? Oh Yeah!

By | 2017-08-18T17:00:01+00:00 September 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|6 Comments
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(Last Updated On: August 18, 2017)

Some buzz on discounted muni-bond closed-end-funds.

Here is an article from the WSJ:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324823804579014741979844488.html

Below is a list we generated…

  • A list of discounts on closed end funds that have greater than a 0% allocation to municipal bonds.
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Ticker Name Last Perc. Prem. (CEF) Tot Ret Ytd
ACG US ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN INC FUND -15.15 -11.48
BTZ US BLACKROCK CREDIT ALLOCATION -15.03 -5.95
BWG US LEGG MASON BW GLOBAL INCOME -13.92 -14.7
NXM US NUVEEN PA DVD ADV MUNI FD -13.61 -17.48
NVY US NUVEEN PA DVD ADV MUNI FD 2 -13.6 -19.23
ERC US WELLS FARGO ADVANTAGE MULTI -13.55 -9.28
CSI US CUTWATER SELECT INCOME FUND -13.32 -8.45
MMT US MFS MULTIMARKET INC TRUST -13.2 -8.5
SGL US STRATEGIC GLOBAL INCOME FUND -13.11 -13.53
MSD US MORGAN STANLEY EMRG MKT DEBT -13.06 -14.08
NVG US NUVEEN DIVIDEND ADVANTAGE MU -13.06 -17.07
MCR US MFS CHARTER INCOME TRUST -13.03 -9.92
NZF US NUVEEN DIVIDEND ADV MUNI 3 -12.93 -16.41
NMY US NUVEEN MD PREMIUM INC MUNI -12.84 -17.89
JDD US NUVEEN DIV DIVIDEND AND INCM -12.73 1.29
NXJ US NUVEEN NJ DVD ADV MUNI FD -12.68 -17.17
FDI US FORT DEARBORN INCOME SEC -12.66 -14.19
CMK US MFS INTERMARKET INC TRUST I -12.51 -6.25
VFL US DELAWARE INV NATL MUNI INC F -12.4 -15.74
NTC US NUVEEN CONNECTICUT PREM INC -12.28 -15.02
NQP US NUVEEN PENN INV QUAL MUNI FD -12.18 -18.01
EVM US EATON VANCE CAL MUNI BOND -12.12 -15.66
MYM US BLACKROCK MUNIYIELD MI QUA 2 -12.1 -17.73
MRF US AMERICAN INCOME FUND INC -12.03 -8.63
EMI US EATON VANCE MI MUNICIPAL INC -11.95 -17.46
NUJ US NUVEEN NJ DVD ADV MUNI FD 2 -11.84 -23.92
NQU US NUVEEN QUALITY INCOME MUNI -11.83 -16.92
EVP US EATON VANCE PA MUNICIPAL INC -11.82 -20.1
NXZ US NUVEEN DVD ADV MUNI FD 2 -11.79 -14.87
NPN US NUVEEN PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPA -11.69 -12.85
PAI US WESTERN ASSET INCOME FUND -11.61 -12.85
AKP US ALLIANCE CALIF MUNI INCOME -11.5 -16.27
VBF US INVESCO BOND FUND -11.47 -15.7
NAZ US NUVEEN AZ PREM INC MUNI -11.46 -19.08
EMJ US EATON VANCE NJ MUN BD -11.46 -27.16
NQI US NUVEEN QUALITY MUNICIPAL FUN -11.41 -17.48
AYN US ALLIANCE NEW YORK MUNI INC -11.36 -16.2
NPY US NUVEEN PA PREMIUM INC MUNI 2 -11.35 -17.04
NMA US NUVEEN MUNI ADVANTAGE FUND -11.32 -17.13
VCF US DELAWARE INV CO MUNI INC FD -11.27 -16.77
CCA US MFS CA MUNI FUND -11.17 -15.73
NPM US NUVEEN PREMIUM INC MUNI FD 2 -11.09 -14.91
EOT US EATON VANCE NATIONAL MUNICIP -10.98 -15.18
NUM US NUVEEN MICH QUALITY INC MUNI -10.93 -14.1
NIQ US NUVEEN INTERMEDIATE DURATION -10.93 N.A.
BNA US BLACKROCK INCOME OPPTY TRST -10.92 -11.25
PMO US PUTNAM MUNI OPPORTUNITIES TR -10.88 -15.29
NNC US NUVEEN NC PREMIUM INC MUNI -10.85 -17.31
NBD US NUVEEN BUILD AMERICA BOND OP -10.79 -9.87
NAD US NUVEEN DVD ADVANTAGE MUNI FD -10.79 -14.97
NYH US EATON VANCE NY MUNI II -10.78 -15.93
NMO US NUVEEN MUNI MKT OPPORTUNITY -10.75 -15.42
NKX US NUVEEN CALIFORNIA AMT-FREE M -10.74 -14.91
NAN US NUVEEN NY DIVIDEND ADV MUNI -10.68 -14.66
VGI US VIRTUS GLOBAL MULTI-SECTOR -10.66 -5.95
MIY US BLACKROCK MUNIYIELD MI QUALI -10.62 -18.2
EVJ US EATON VANCE NJ MUNICIPAL INC -10.6 -21.28
ENX US EATON VANCE NEW YORK MUNICIP -10.59 -17.16
VMO US INVESCO MUNICIPAL OPPORTUNI -10.53 -19.14
GFY US WESTERN ASSET VARIABLE RATE -10.52 -2.61
NID US NUVEEN INTERMEDIATE DURATION -10.51 -22.91
NBB US NUVEEN BUILD AMERICAN BOND -10.5 -11.57
NXK US NUVEEN NY DVD ADV MUNI FD 2 -10.49 -13.86
IIM US INVESCO VALUE MUNICIPAL INCO -10.45 -19
VKQ US INVESCO MUNICIPAL TRUST -10.44 -17.99
MNP US WESTERN ASSET MUNICIPAL PART -10.42 -20.32
BHK US BLACKROCK CORE BOND TRUST -10.39 -12.98
CIF US MFS INTERMEDIATE HIGH INC FN -10.32 -4.65
NJV US NUVEEN NJ MUNI VALUE FUND -10.3 -17.24
NKG US NUVEEN GEORGIA DVD ADV MU 2 -10.28 -18.29
NRK US NUVEEN NEW YORK AMT-FREE MUN -10.24 -17.71
EIV US EATON VANCE MUNI II BOND FUN -10.18 -18.56
BHD US BLACKROCK STRATEGIC BOND TST -10.14 -8.64
NQS US NUVEEN SELECT QUALTY MUNI FD -10.1 -18.48
NIO US NUVEEN MUNICIPAL OPPORTUNITY -10.09 -14.14
BPS US BLACKROCK PENN STRAT MUNI TR -10.09 -20.32
EVO US EATON VANCE OH MUNICIPAL INC -10.08 -25.53
BAF US BLACKROCK MUNICIPAL INCOME I -10.06 -19.79
IQI US INVESCO QUALITY MUNI INC TR -10.05 -16.29
VGM US INVESCO TRUST FOR INVESTMEN -10.02 -18.07

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