It's been a good year for equity based high yielding closed-end funds so far in 2012. How good? The following tables show in green which funds have outperformed the S&P 500 year-to-date with all distributions added back, i.e. not reinvested.
Due to the sheer number of funds, I had to separate them out into 3 tables. These tables include virtually all of the equity based high yielding funds available to investors where equity based is defined as funds with at least 60% of their portfolios invested in US or global stocks and where high-yielding is defined as funds with at least a 6% annual market yield.
I also have these tables sorted by NAV performance and other columns that I believe are extremely useful to income investors. If you would like to see all of the tables sorted by other relevant columns, send me a message with your email address and I will sent it to you in an Excel spreadsheet form. If you don't have Excel, I may be able to send it in a format that you can open.
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