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# Aberdeen
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The following information is intended to provide investors with a better understanding of the distinct features of closed-end funds.

 
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Closed-End Funds: Easily Explained

This paper is designed to easily explain the structure and potential advantages of closed-end funds and how they may be suitable for investors seeking income and appreciation on a global scale.

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Why Closed-End Funds are called "Closed"

Such funds are referred to as "closed-end" because once the initial capital is raised, there are typically no more shares available from the fund sponsor.

Why Closed-End Funds are called "Closed"
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Understanding the Basics of Closed-End Funds

Investors sometimes confuse mutual funds with “closed-end” funds. While there are a number of similarities, there are also quite a few important differences.

Understanding the Basics of Closed-End Funds
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Key Advantages of Closed-End Funds

There are several characteristics of closed-end funds that can help investors meet their investment goals.

Key Advantages of Closed-End Funds
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Important Risk Information About Closed-End Funds

Closed-end fund shares carry specific risks and expenses investors should understand.

Some Important Risk Information About Closed-End Funds
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The financial world uses a number of words and phrases not in everyday usage. Aberdeen has compiled a comprehensive list to clarify these terms and assist your decision making.

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