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CLOSED-ENDED MUTUAL FUND RANKING PER NAV DISCOUNT

Ranking of best closed-ended mutual funds based on discount from net asset value (NAV), annual expense ratio, and plans to reduce or eliminate discount.

All open-ended mutual funds are guaranteed to perform worse than the securities that they hold. The same applies to many closed-ended mutual funds. However, there is a small group of closed-ended funds, listed below, whose performance expectation is much better than that of the securities they hold. They are not just the best buys among closed-ended mutual funds but are some of the best buys among all stocks whose expected performance can be analyzed mathematically.

Unlike other rankings that reflect past performance and are not predictors of future performance, our scientific ranking reflects probability of high future return on investment made today. Our ranking is based on two main factors that are best quantifiable predictors of future returns: NAV discount and Expense Ratio. A third criterion taken into account in our ranking is evaluations of the plans the fund has, if any, to reduce its discount in the near future.

All the funds listed below are recommended. Among them, the reader may wish chose those appearing at the top of the list. Some readers may wish to narrow down the selection further by analyzing other unquantifiable factors: investment policy, sector, dividends, and news about these funds. (We have already factored in the news that some of these funds intend to become open-ended funds or to implement another policy to expedite the reduction or elimination of their discount off NAV. A link to a list of news articles about all the funds we recommend, as well as other information, is given at the bottom of this report.)

We rank funds traded on U.S. markets; however their portfolios may be composed of stocks traded on U.S. or foreign markets. Typically, the best discounts today are obtained for U.S.-traded funds specializing in overseas markets as well as a few U.S. funds specializing in the U.S. market.

Funds with high discount off NAV are likely to reduce their discount in the future, thus offering the investor a good possibility of appreciation of the fund's stock greater than the appreciation of the fund's portfolio. However, funds with high Annual Expense Ratio reduce their investors' profits. Therefore, we balance NAV discount and expense ratio in our rating, as well as funds' intention to actively reduce their discount.

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* rank (9= a steal, 5=excellent, 3=very good, 1=good) 
|  * % discount off NAV 
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|  |  |     |  * Plans to eliminate discount: grade (1-5) and type (Opening,
|  |  |     |  |                    share Repurchasing, Tender offer, Liquidation, asset Distribution)
|  |  |     |  |  * date: recent price/NAV 
|  |  |     |  |  |                                 * Fund name 
|  |  |     |  |  |                                 |                            * investment policy
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4210.72CET 04/22:19.53/24.72 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeCentral Securities CorporationStocks; leveraged.500
4231.48BIF 04/22:7.94/10.28 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeBoulder Growth & Income Fund, IncValue Funds1.2.
3160.50TY 04/22:20.3/24.03 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeTri-Continental CorporationCore Funds.422
3222.06RIF 04/22:19.01/24.22 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeRMR Real Estate Income FundReal Estate Funds1.242
3181.17GAM 04/22:31.67/38.62 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeGeneral American Investors Company, IncCore Funds.921
3160.68RVT 04/22:12.01/14.23 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeRoyce Value Trust, IncCore Funds.500
3191.65DNI 04/22:11.2/13.76 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeDividend & Income FundIncome & Pref Stock Fds1.218
3171.28RMT 04/22:7.26/8.76 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeRoyce Micro-Cap Trust, IncCore Funds.935
3160.96ADX 04/22:12.82/15.23 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeAdams Diversified Equity FundDiversified sound-co sto.438
2161.04USA 04/22:5.13/6.08 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeLiberty All-Star Equity FundMulti-mngd; 3 value; 2 g.905
2171.46LGI 04/22:12.91/15.54 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeLazard Global Total Return & Income Fund, IncGlobal Funds1..6
2161.19AGD 04/22:8.57/10.23 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeAlpine Global Dynamic Dividend FundGlobal Funds1..5
2151.10ECF 04/22:7.75/9.18 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeEllsworth Growth and Income Fund LtdConvertible securities.761
2161.26PEO 04/22:19.17/22.80 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeAdams Natural Resources FundNatural Resources Funds.565
2151.10BCV 04/22:18.32/21.63 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeBancroft Fund LtdConvertible securities.775
2161.35SCD 04/22:12.55/14.90 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeLMP Capital & Income Fund IncIncome & Pref Stock Fds1..7
2161.47SGF 04/22:9.28/11.05 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeAberdeen Singapore Fund, IncDeveloped Market Funds.884
2161.41GLU 04/22:17.58/20.88 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeGabelli Global Utility & Income TrustUtility Funds.797
2151.19IGR 04/22:7.79/9.15 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeCBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income FundReal Estate Funds.950
2151.16MSD 04/22:9.03/10.59 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeMorgan Stanley Emerging Markets Debt Fund, IncEmg Mkts HC Debt Funds1..3
2140.97NFJ 04/22:12.41/14.42 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeAllianzGI NFJ Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy FundOpt Arbitrage/Opt Strat.900
2171.90LOR 04/22:9.2/11.10 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeLazard World Dividend & Income Fund, IncGlobal Funds1.211
2161.81GCH 04/22:8.44/10.10 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeAberdeen Greater China Fund, IncChinese stocks; pfds; co1..7
2161.57IF 04/22:6.35/7.53 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeAberdeen Indonesia Fund, IncEmerging Markets Funds1..7
2141.33EMD 04/22:10.47/12.24 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWestern Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund IncEmg Mkts HC Debt Funds1..0
2141.15SWZ 04/22:10.36/12.03 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeSwiss Helvetia Fund, IncSwiss equity.748
2130.85BDJ 04/22:7.62/8.71 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeBlackRock Enhanced Equity Dividend TrustOpt Arbitrage/Opt Strat.796
2131.08TTF 04/22:7.66/8.81 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeThai Fund, IncPacific Ex Japan Funds.794
2131.06MCN 04/22:7.46/8.59 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeMadison Covered Call & Equity Strategy FundOpt Arbitrage/Opt Strat1..0
2130.96JEQ 04/22:7.81/8.94 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeAberdeen Japan Equity Fund, IncDeveloped Market Funds.456
2141.50SPE 01/22:12.21/14.27 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeSpecial Opportunities Fund, IncCore Funds1..5
2141.36TDF 04/22:17.46/20.27 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeTempleton Dragon Fund, IncFgn;Asia-Pac stks;45% Ch1.249
2141.33ESD 04/22:14.67/17.03 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWestern Asset Emerging Markets Debt Fund IncEmg Mkts HC Debt Funds1..8
2131.13JOF 04/22:9.76/11.24 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeJapan Smaller Capitalization Fund, IncJapanese OTC stocks.895
2131.12FFA 04/22:13.03/14.93 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeFirst Trust Enhanced Equity Income FundOpt Arbitrage/Opt Strat1..6
2131.09GDV 04/22:18.78/21.54 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeGabelli Dividend & Income TrustValue Funds1..1
2121.05BOE 04/22:11.9/13.60 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeBlackRock Global Opportunities Equity TrustOpt Arbitrage/Opt Strat.974
2141.44SBW 04/22:10.67/12.36 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWestern Asset Worldwide Income Fund IncEmg Mkts HC Debt Funds1..0
2131.36IIF 04/22:25.53/29.43 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeMorgan Stanley India Investment Fund, IncAt least 65% Indian stoc1.139
1141.52ABE 04/22:11.98/13.85 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeAberdeen Emerging Markets Smaller Company Opportunities Fund, IncEmerging Markets Funds1.121
1131.34CHN 04/22:14.81/17.05 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeChina Fund, IncChinese secs; non divers.820
1131.29APF 04/22:13.73/15.72 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeMorgan Stanley Asia-Pacific Fund, IncAsia-Pac eqty;0-50% Japa1..3
1121.20IGD 04/22:7.04/8.04 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeVoya Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity FundOpt Arbitrage/Opt Strat1.133
1120.98MSP 04/22:11.25/12.74 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeMadison Strategic Sector Premium FundOpt Arbitrage/Opt Strat.980
1120.98MMT 04/22:5.84/6.61 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeMFS Multimarket Income TrustGeneral Bond Funds.698
1110.90MCR 04/22:8.19/9.21 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeMFS Charter Income TrustGeneral Bond Funds.622
1100.73GIM 04/22:6.49/7.25 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeTempleton Global Income Fundbonds, US and foreign, incl. junk.622
1141.76MXE 04/22:11.11/12.99 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeMexico Equity & Income Fund, IncMex: 50% cnv; 50% stks&b1.2.
1131.44TKF 04/22:9.41/10.84 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeTurkish Investment Fund, Inc80% Turkish equity.989
1131.30GGT 04/22:7.3/8.36 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeGabelli Multimedia Trust IncGlobal Funds1..0
19 0.66CIK 04/22:2.88/3.18 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeCredit Suisse Asset Management Income Fund, IncHigh Yield Funds.464
1141.67RNP 04/22:18.88/21.86 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeCohen & Steers REIT & Preferred Income Fund, IncReal Estate Funds.963
1121.42GRF 04/22:7.86/8.99 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeEagle Capital Growth Fund, IncP/E ratios <= average for companies in the same industry.750
1121.37CEE 04/22:19.34/22.01 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeCentral Europe Russia and Turkey Fund, IncCentral Europe stks;Germ.898
1121.32IFN 04/22:23.07/26.23 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeIndia Fund, IncAt least 65% Indian stoc1.1.
1121.30ASG 04/22:4.14/4.70 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeLiberty All-Star Growth Fund, IncMulti-mgd:2/3 grth;1/3 v1..0
1121.24DSU 04/22:3.49/3.97 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeBlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, IncHigh Yield Fds Leveraged.755
1111.13WIW 04/22:11.01/12.40 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWestern Asset/Claymore Inflation Linked Opportunities & Income FundCorp Debt BBB Leveraged.912
1100.92MHY 04/22:4.52/5.05 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWestern Asset Managed High Income Fund IncHigh Yield Funds.800
1162.37MGU 04/22:20.71/24.64 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeMacquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund IncUtility Funds1.466
1152.11UTF 04/22:19.8/23.27 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeCohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund, IncUtility Funds1.262
1141.91JDD 04/22:10.95/12.72 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeNuveen Diversified Dividend & Income FundReal Estate Funds1.244
1111.10WIA 04/22:11.35/12.71 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWestern Asset/Claymore Inflation Linked Securities & Income FundCorp Debt BBB Leveraged.621
1111.09TEI 04/22:10.51/11.76 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeTempleton Emerging Markets Income Fundforeign government high-yield bonds.992
19 0.89HIO 04/22:4.74/5.24 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWestern Asset High Income Opportunity Fund IncHigh Yield Funds.800
19 0.87PPT 04/22:4.76/5.27 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SePutnam Premier Income TrustGeneral Bond Funds.720
1131.65GDF 04/22:8.3/9.51 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWestern Asset Global Partners Income Fund IncHigh Yield Fds Leveraged1..3
1111.39LAQ 04/22:18.9/21.34 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeAberdeen Latin America Equity Fund, IncArgentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.987
19 0.96EAD 04/22:7.66/8.46 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWells Fargo Income Opportunities FundHigh Yield Fds Leveraged.591
1121.48EHI 04/22:9.24/10.46 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWestern Asset Global High Income Fund IncHigh Yield Fds Leveraged1..6
1111.45ETG 04/22:14.76/16.63 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeEaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Global Dividend Income FundGlobal Funds1.1.
1111.37EMF 04/22:11.08/12.45 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeTempleton Emerging Markets FundEmerging Markets Funds1.247
1101.16GF 04/22:14.12/15.75 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeNew Germany Fund, IncGermany equity.868
1131.95JQC 04/22:7.89/9.08 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeNuveen Credit Strategies Income FundLoan Participation Funds1.190
1111.54MSF 04/22:13.28/14.99 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeMorgan Stanley Emerging Markets Fund, IncEmerging market stks & c1.282
1111.49VLT 04/22:13.64/15.38 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeInvesco High Income Trust IIHigh Yield Fds Leveraged.909
1101.12GFY 04/22:15.47/17.11 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWestern Asset Variable Rate Strategic Fund IncGlobal Income Funds.838
19 0.92SPXX 04/22:13.4/14.66 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeNuveen S&P 500 Dynamic Overwrite FundOpt Arbitrage/Opt Strat.824
1111.64ASA 04/22:12.07/13.60 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeASA Gold & Precious Metals LimitedSouth African gold stock
1111.60EEA 04/22:8.04/9.07 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeEuropean Equity Fund IncDeveloped Market Funds.960
1111.59GCV 04/22:4.6/5.20 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeGabelli Convertible & Income Securities Fund, IncConvertible Sec Funds.999
1101.26JMM 04/22:7.22/8.01 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeNuveen Multi-Market Income Fund, Inc.US Mortgage Funds.802
1101.24ERC 04/22:12.33/13.64 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeWells Fargo Multi-Sector Income FundGeneral Bond Funds.817
19 1.15BLW 04/22:14.92/16.39 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeBlackRock Limited Duration Income TrustHigh Yield Fds Leveraged.793
19 1.01AWF 04/22:11.79/12.89 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeAllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, IncHigh Yield Fds Leveraged.905
1122.00JFC 04/22:14.94/17.03 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeJPMorgan China Region Fund, Inc.China region stocks1.149
1111.68IRL 04/22:13.09/14.76 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeNew Ireland Fund, IncIrish stocks.796
1101.53LDF 04/22:9.02/10.08 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeLatin American Discovery Fund, Inc80% Latin American eqtys1.1.
19 1.26BGR 04/22:13.95/15.31 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeBlackRock Energy & Resources TrustNatural Resources Funds1.176
18 0.98ZTR 04/22:12.36/13.45 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeZweig Total Return Fund, IncIncome & Pref Stock Fds.765
1132.23FHY 04/22:11.69/13.41 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeFirst Trust Strategic High Income Fund IIHigh Yield Fds Leveraged1.343
1122.02NHS 04/22:10.81/12.33 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeNeuberger Berman High Yield Strategies Fund IncHigh Yield Fds Leveraged.955
1111.81CSQ 04/22:9.89/11.13 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeCalamos Strategic Total Return FundIncome & Pref Stock Fds1.386
1111.63HYB 04/22:8.34/9.33 Ch Hi Ne Go MS CN CB Bl Ho SeNew America High Income Fund, Incjunk bonds.666

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