On June 29, I recommended buying the TS&W/Claymore Tax-Advantaged Balanced Fund (NYSE: TYW). The fund is up about 15% since that recommendation and there's been a distribution of about 2% of the initial investment. Not bad for sitting in bonds and equities of global mega-caps that pay high dividends.
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Since this is a close-ended balanced mutual fund that pays a very attractive yield, the fund can invest between 50% to 60% in municipal bonds and between 40% to 50% in global equities. It also can trade at a premium or a discount to net asset value.