Discount to nav
Buying those bonds at a 15 discount was like buying a tax-free dollar for.85.
I recommend staying under 30 leverage in any fund.
A great example here was municipal bonds in 2009.
Stansberry Research: Why is buying these funds at a discount such a great idea?Most of these funds hold assets like stocks, bonds, and other funds which are easy to price, so it's relatively easy to determine the NAV.So we saw a number of them trading at 15 or 16 discounts.Either the market will realize the fund is underpriced and drive the share price up, or the fund managers will get shareholder approval to buy back shares and remove the discount.Because the market is offering such low yields right now, some funds are using leverage to increase their yields.
A strategy he calls "the closest thing to free money" you'll find in the investment markets.
There is one additional factor you should consider, though, and that is leverage.
Barron's publishes a list of closed-end fund valuations.
There's also a great free website you can use.
Stansberry Research: Thanks for talking with us, Doc.You can sort by fund type, market cap, discount or premium to NAV, and a number of other variables.What's great is you can use the cefconnect website I mentioned earlier to see exactly how much leverage any fund uses, so it's easy to find the funds you want.Net Asset Value, net asset value (NAV which is the value of all fund assets (less liabilities) divided by the number of shares outstanding, is very important in an open-end mutual fund because it is the price upon which all share purchases and redemptions are.In other words, to buy a closed-end fund, by definition someone else must sell their shares.It's the closest thing to free money you'll find.Whether it's because someone has to sell for reasons unrelated to the fund, such as a margin call, or folks irrationally selling out of fear, like we saw.For example, shares of XYZ fund NAV have an NAV.00 per share on a particular day, but they can be bought and sold for.90.I was driving in an old '63 Electra, and I was listening to some radio talk show.