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Fire Up Your Portfolio With These High Yielding Closed End Funds

Shares of the TCP Capital Corp. (TCPC) are down over 12% thus far in 2015, but investors have not felt the pain.
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Shares of the TCP Capital Corp. (TCPC) are down over 12% thus far in 2015, but investors have not felt all that pain because the business development company pays a healthy 10% dividend. John Cole Scott, chief investment officer at Closed-End Fund Advisors, said this is the perfect time to step into the stock. 'We like that their manager is very shareholder friendly,' said Scott. 'They have traded above net asset value 94% of the time the last three years and they are currently at a 2% or 3% discount so it’s a good time to get in if you want the manager and the sector.' Scott added that TCP Capital, which owns the loans of 87 individual companies, maintains dividend coverage at a more-than-reasonable 150%, and it holds 97% first lien loans which are 'generally the safest loans out there'. Scott is also positive on shares of the Nuveen Investment Quality Municipal Fund (NQM), which are down 1.5% year-to-date and sports a 6.7% yield. The closed end fund is currently trading at a 6% discount to its net asset value. 'It’s net asset value has beaten its peers on a one year basis, so it’s doing well,' said Scott. 'It’s discount is right in line with peers plus it has 100% of its dividend covered from earnings.'