My analysis of finances, ETFs, and history.

Price Behavior Around Ex-Dividend Day for ETFs

Oct. 23, 2015

ETFs exhibited some favorable attributes compared to the CEFs and matched equities. For example, ETFs had lower transaction costs and lower risks than equity CEFs, and much lower risks than matched stocks based on dividend yield and various transaction cost measures.

Comparison of Closed-end Funds to Similar Exchange Traded Funds: Effects

July 12, 2015

Introducing an ETF that covers the same underlying assets as a CEF creates multiple predicable effects on the CEF.

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