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Closed-end Fund Benefits

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money with others to participate in a wider range of investments than feasible for most individual investors, and to share the costs and benefits of doing so. Terminology varies with country but collective investment schemes are often referred to as mutual funds , investment funds , managed funds , or simply funds (note: mutual fund has a specific meaning in the US). Around the world large markets have developed around collective investment and these account for a substantial portion of all trading on major stock exchanges . Collective investments are promoted with a wide range of investment aims either targeting specific ...
Silver ETF Investing: Stick To SLV And SIVR | ETF Database
No corner of the ETF market has grown as quickly in recent years as exchange-traded commodities, as investors have embraced cheap and efficient exposure to an asset class that has historically been out-of-reach for all but the biggest and most sophisticated. Perhaps due to the uncertain economic environment, precious metals funds have become particularly popular, offering a safe haven for those concerned about the strength on the current recovery. While some ETPs offer exposure to gold and silver through futures-backed funds, most investors prefer physically-backed ETFs that will generally move in lock step with spot commodity ... market research, surveys and trends
Unemployment Benefits Extension 2010 – The Bill Moves Forward
Here we go again the GOP is delaying final vote on extension. While they play politics with our lives a family gets evicted. A home gets its electricity or gas turned off and will cost more money to get turned back on. A child misses a meal etc. To everyone that is on unemployment and is responding to these blogs. We can sit in front of our computers and complain. That might make you feel a little better to let off some steam but the Senators that are blocking the extension benefit bill are not reading these blogs. They don’t care. What we can do is take action. Start calling every Senator that is blocking this bill. Most of ... market research, surveys and trends


Closed-end Fund Benefits
Closed-end funds issue a fixed number of shares during an initial public offering (IPO) and list those shares for secondary trading on a national securities exchange. Professional managers invest the capital raised in stocks, fixed income securities, or a combination of both to meet the fund's specific objective, such as tax-free income or capital appreciation. Investors then buy and sell shares in the secondary market through their broker or financial advisor at market prices, which may be trading at net asset value (NAV), above NAV (trading at a premium), or below NAV (trading at a discount). Click on the topics below for ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
''Income Stream'' Drives Investor Interest in Closed-End Funds ...
An investment company that issues shares like any other corporation and usually does not redeem its shares. A publicly traded fund sold on stock exchanges or over the counter that may trade above or below its net asset value. Related: Open-end fund.  (CEFs) are a highly valued, long-term investment choice of sophisticated investors who seek a reliable source of income, according to according to prep. 1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians. 2. In keeping with: according to instructions. 3.  a new survey commissioned by Nuveen Investments Nuveen Investments is a public company in the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Closed-End Funds Oppose Activism With False Arguments
described the conflict between institutional investors in closed-end funds and the managers of those funds. Discount reduction measures can benefit shareholders, but they reduce the managers' fees and profits. So far this year at least eight funds have had stockholders voting to request such measures, so now the Directors of those funds -- who may also serve as Board members at dozens of other funds sponsored by the same manager -- face a tough choice. They can ignore the vote, and face a proxy fight next year for their Board seats or a proposal to remove the manager -- as has been threatened at the Singapore Fund ( SGF ). ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds(R) and Evergreen Funds Complete Merger
SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, announced today the completion of fund mergers and reorganizations that effectively unifies the mutual fund families of Wells Fargo & Company and the former Wachovia Corporation. The combination of the Wells Fargo Advantage and Evergreen Fund families positions Wells Fargo Advantage Funds as the eleventh-largest fund family in the United States, with $224.1 billion in assets under management (combined assets as of May 31, 2010)(1). The consolidation was the final step in Wells Fargo Funds ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Understanding the Advantages of Closed-End Funds
funds, many advantages of closed-end funds should be familiar to you. Let's cover those first. Then, we'll identify a few benefits of closed-end fund ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
SEC Speech: Keynote Address at the Independent Directors Council ...
Thank you for the warm introduction. As many of you are aware, since I began my tenure at the Commission I have expressed a keen interest in understanding the oversight that you — the independent directors — perform in fund governance. To this end, I have participated in more than 30 board meetings of independent directors and deeply appreciate the insight you have shared with me and my colleagues in the Division of Investment Management. This insight has afforded us a greater understanding of the vital role that you perform, which role is fundamental to the efficient operation of funds and the protection of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
A Liquidity-Based Theory of Closed-End Funds
off between the fund's liquidity benefits and the fees charged by its management , .... marily based on the closed-end fund data described in Appendix A. We ...
Which Bond ETF has the most upside if interest rates were to rise ...
US Rates on 30-year mortgages hit 4.93% today, the lowest level in 2010 thus far. Nevertheless, if one us still concerned about inflation and higher rates somewhere down the road, what type of ETF strategy using Bonds ETFs or other products would provide the best value for money? posted 2 months ago in Bond Markets , Equity Markets | Closed Share This Senior Forex Analyst at Thomson Reuters IFR Markets, Author - The Essentials of Trading see all my answers TBT is a double short long Treasury ETF. Of course double-short means it matches the daily performance, not necessarily the weekly, monthly, etc. Still, if Treasuries tank it ...
For how many weeks have unemployment benefits been extended in New ...
Jobless New Jerseyans who've exhausted their state unemployment insurance benefits will get up to 13 additional weeks of unemployment checks under legislation signed this morning by President Bush. The unemployment extension is part of the $162 billion war spending bill that will fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of the Bush presidency. The legislation also doubles GI Bill college benefits for troops and veterans, and provides $2.7 billion for Midwest flood relief. State Labor Commissioner David Socolow said each week 3,000 New Jerseyans exhaust their unemployment benefits, and the extension will provide ...