CEF Screener

Closed end funds (CEFs) are investment companies that invest in a variety of securities, much like conventional mutual funds. However, unlike mutual funds, CEFs trade like a stock on an exchange at prices determined by supply and demand in the marketplace. Use our screener* to find the one that best meets your investment needs. Learn More

Use of the screener is subject to its Terms of Use.

Screen Closed End Funds by Asset Class

Quickly search for closed end funds by asset class or customize your search with additional criteria to deliver a more manageable set of search results that you can easily navigate.

Closed End Fund Expert Screens

Quality Taxable Income Using CEFs

CEFs, in general, are known for their income-generating capabilities. This screen looks at all CEFs with taxable distributions. Income-seeking investors are often unaware that their income is being generated through heavy use of leverage within the CEF and, in their search for income, they overlook a CEF's total return. This screen filters out funds with high leverage use. It also filters out ones that have a current distribution rate at net asset value that is below the median average or that is, in our opinion, unsustainably high. The goal is to find non-leveraged or smartly-leveraged CEFs with higher-than-average distribution rates that can be sustained.

*Results from the Closed End Fund Screener may include closed end funds not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Closed end funds may trade at a discount (or premium) to their NAV and are subject to the market fluctuations of their underlying investments. Shares of closed end funds frequently trade at a market price that is a discount to their NAV. Closed end funds are subject to management fees and other expenses.

^Premium/Discount to NAV represents the percentage by which the fund's market price exceeds or is less than net asset value (NAV). Shares of closed-end funds frequently trade at a market price that is a discount to their NAV.

The Fidelity Stock, Preferred Security, ETF/ETP and Closed End Fund Screeners (Screener(s)) are research tools provided to help self-directed investors evaluate these types of securities. The criteria and inputs entered are at the sole discretion of the user, and all screens or strategies with pre-selected criteria (including expert ones) are solely for the convenience of the user. Expert Screens are provided by independent companies not affiliated with Fidelity. Information supplied or obtained from these Screeners is for informational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice or guidance, an offer of or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell securities, or a recommendation or endorsement by Fidelity of any security or investment strategy. Fidelity does not endorse or adopt any particular investment strategy or approach to screening or evaluating stocks, preferred securities, exchange traded products or closed end funds. Fidelity makes no guarantees that information supplied is accurate, complete, or timely, and does not provide any warranties regarding results obtained from their use. Determine which securities are right for you based on your investment objectives, risk tolerance, financial situation and other individual factors and re-evaluate them on a periodic basis.

Before investing in any fund, you should consider its investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for the most recent shareholder report for this information. Read it carefully. Please also review information provided by the fund on its web site.

Most Popular Screening Criteria

  • Asset Class
  • Morningstar Category
  • Prospectus Objective
  • Sponsor
  • Inception Date
  • Net Assets
  • Total Expense Ratio Adjusted
  • Options