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  • Michael Lee
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  • AWP . Business . Closed-end fund . FHY . FSD . HQH . HQL . Investing . Market price . Mutual fund . NAV . Net asset value . Share price .

A myriad of closed end funds (CEFs) took a big hit this week on the back of concerns about the fiscal-cliff and possible tax increases. This CEF sell-off, however, has not been a result of an overall decrease in net asset values (NAV) and, therefore, may present a buying opportunity for many funds. (The net asset value of a CEF is the total value of all the securities in the fund divided by the number of shares and, therefore, represents…

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  • Michael Lee
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  • CEF . Closed-end fund . Exchange-traded fund . FSD . Funds . GOF . HHY . High-yield debt . Investment . Investor . Mutual fund . NCV . NCZ . PGP . PHT .

With the significantly negative market performance that surrounded our last election, investors are acutely aware of a potential increase in market volatility as the days pass by. Though the factors that affected our markets in 2008 are significantly less of a concern this time around, safer, well diversified investments are, in my opinion, becoming very attractive as this year's election approaches. In a search for safety and diversity, many closed-end funds (CEF) can offer both; as well as a consistent…

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