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NCZ: Higher Yield And Attractively Discounted, But Some Concerns
NCZ and its sister fund NCV share many similarities as convertible and high-yield bond investing funds.
CEF Weekly Market Review: CEF Market Pushes Through Inflation Scare
We review CEF market valuation and performance over the second week of November and highlight recent market events. Discounts mostly rallied this week despite broadly lower NAVs due to rising Treasury yields and lower stocks.
CEF Weekly Market Review: CEF Hedges Often Promise More Than They Deliver
We review CEF market valuation and performance over the first week of November and highlight recent market events. November so far delivered NAV gains across all CEF sectors - an unusual occurrence - due to the rally in both stocks and treasuries.
NCV: Discount Narrows And Distribution Coverage Slips
NCV was trading at a deeper discount earlier this year when we originally touched on this fund. The fund has a history of trading at premiums, but the latest reduction in the discount takes away some of the downside safety net.
Relative Value CEF Opportunities: More Alpha In A Less Beta Environment
Steadily lower yields and heightened volatility make relative value opportunities an attractive alpha generation strategy in CEFs.
CEF Weekly Market Review: Market Shrugs Off Treasury Weakness
We review CEF market valuation and performance over the first full week of October and highlight recent market events. The CEF market took advantage of the rally in stocks and mostly shrugged off the continued rise in Treasury yields.
Virtus AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund Declares Quarterly Distribution: 5.625% Series A Cumulative Preferred Shares
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtus AllianzGI Convertible & Income Fund (NYSE: NCV), announced today that it has declared a $0.3515625 per share cash distribution payable on September 30, 2021 to Series A cumulative preferred shareholders of record on September 13, 2021.
Evaluating Closed-End Funds: NCV's Shiny Yield Hides Weak Distribution Coverage
The 8.5% yield of NCV looks attractive, but only if the distribution can be sustained.
CEF Income Margin-Of-Safety Opportunities
With valuations tightening and a number of risks on the radar, it makes sense to take a margin-of-safety approach to income portfolios. In this margin-of-safety installment, we discuss allocating to fixed-income CEFs with a more stable historic income profile paired with a strong coverage level.
Margin Of Safety CEF Opportunities
With valuations tightening and a number of risks on the radar, it makes sense to take a margin-of-safety approach to income portfolios. A number of CEF strategies can provide additional margin-of-safety without necessarily reducing income.