Monthly Dividends

The two lists below contains stocks and funds that yield 3% or higher and pay monthly dividends. Monthly distributions can be a good source of income for investors and retirees. Some investors choose to live off the dividend income they receive each month while others will reinvest their income using a DRIP program. There are over 200 funds and trusts that seek to provide monthly income to investors. We have provided a short description of each fund for our premium members.

Last Update: 2/09/2018

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Monthly Dividend Stocks

NameSymbolYield1 Year
Return %
LTC PropertiesLTC6-17.5
Realty Income CorpO5.4-20.8
Shaw CommunicationsSJR4.5-4.2
AGNC InvestmentAGNC11.7-3.5
Apple HospitaltyAPLE6.8-12
Chatham LodgingCLDT6.41.2
Horizon Tech FinanceHRZN11.2-7.5
Stag IndustrialSTAG6.2-3.1
Student TransportationSTB7.6-1.5
Main StreetMAIN6.3-2.2

Monthly Dividend Funds and Trusts

NameSymbolYield1 Year
Return %
Own %
Cornerstone Strategic Value FundCLM18.9-3.430Seeks capital appreciation through diversified global equity securities
PIMCO High Income FundPHK13-17.65Invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of United States dollar denominated high-yield corporate debt obligations
AGIC Convertible & Income FundNCV11.8-2.413Invests in a diversified portfolio of domestic convertible securities and non-convertible, high-yield bonds rated below investment grade.
AGIC Convertible and Income Fund IINCZ11.7-4.114Invests in securities with high dividends through various sectors globally
Helios Total Return Fund IncHTR10.9-0.524Invests in debt securities, including United States government securities, listed corporate bonds, other fixed income and asset-backed securities
Prospect Capital CorporationPSEC10.6-23.915Seeks to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. It focuses on making investments in private companies
PIMCO Global StocksPLUS & IncomePGP11.8-295Seeks current income and long-term capital appreciation through stocks and/or index and other derivative instruments.
Gamco Global Gold Ntrl Rsrcs&IncmGGN11.9-3.89Invests primarily in equity securities of gold and natural resources companies and focuses to earn income primarily through a strategy of writing (selling) primarily covered call options on equity securities in its portfolio
Western Asset Mrtg Defined OppnDMO11512Invests in mortgage-backed securities
Guggenheim Strategic OpportunitiesGOF10.82.615Invests in below investment grade income securities and common stock
Helios High Yield FundHHY10.2233Invests primarily in high-yield bonds, debentures, notes, corporate loans, convertible debentures
MFS Intermediate Income TrustMIN9.7-9.451Invests all funds in investment-grade debt securities
Calamos Conv. Opptys. & Income FundCHI11-546Manages a diversified portfolio of convertibles and non-convertible income securities in multiple sectors
Avenue Income Credit Strategies FundACP10.4-1.132Invests in loan and debt instraments
MFS Special Value TrustMFV9.873Manages a portfolio that includes investments in fixed income and equity securities
Wells Fargo Adv Multi-Sector Inco FundERC10-0.141Manages a portfolio of investment includes agency securities, collateralized mortgage obligations, corporate bonds and notes, and industrials
MFS Charter Income TrustMCR9.2-6.232Manages a portfolio of high-yield and investment-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets debt securities, the US government securities
PIMCO Corporate&Income OpportunityPTY9.747Invests in corporate debt obligations and US Government securities, municipal securities and mortgage-backed securities
Western Asset Glbl Partners IncomeGDF9.43.827Invests in high-yield US and foreign debt securities
Alpine Global Premier Properties FundAWP9.99.829Invest in foreign securities and equity-linked structured notes
Pimco Income Strategy FundPFL9.6-2.213Manages a diversified portfolio of floating and/or fixed-rate debt instruments
Pimco Income Strategy Fund IIPFN9.51.620Manages a diversified portfolio of floating and/or fixed-rate debt instruments
First Trust High Income Long/shortFSD9.4-3.341Manages a diversified portfolio of US and foreign high-yield corporate fixed-income securities
Calamos Global Total Return FundCGO8.721.647Invests in a diversified portfolio of global equity, global convertible and below investment-grade (high-yield) fixed-income securities
Gladstone Capital CorporationGLAD9.4-8.716Seeks high income through debt securities
Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged DivideETO9.24.717Invests in dividend-paying common and preferred stocks
PIMCO Income Opportunity FundPKO9.2-1215Manages a global portfolio of corporate debt, government and sovereign debt, mortgage-backed, bank loans and convertible securities
PIMCO Strategic Global GovernmentRCS10-4.95Invests in mortgage-related securities to produce regular income
Gabelli Utility TrustGUT8.664Invests in common stock and other securities of foreign and domestic companies in the electricity, gas and water, and telecommunications services or infrastructure operations sectors
Western Asset Managed High IncomeMHY8.5-0.429Invests in high-yield coporat bonds in multiple sectors
MFS Government Markets Income TrustMGF8.1-8.554Invests in United States and foreign government securities
Advent Claymore Convertible Sec FundAVK9.4-6.127Manages a diversified portfolio of convertible securities and non-convertible income securities
ING International High Dividend EquityIID8.95.624Seeks income and realized gains through dividend-producing equity securities of foreign companies
Calamos Strategic Total Return FundCSQ8.74.217Manages a portfolio of equities, convertible securities and below-investment-grade (high-yield) fixed-income securities
Western Asset High Income Fund IIHIX8.3-1.222Seeks high income through debt securities
PCM FundPCM9.1310Manages a portfolio comprised primarily of commercial mortgage-backed securities
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income FundFAX8.8-1.822Invests in Asian debt securities, Australian debt securities and New Zealand debt securities
Western Asset Worldwide IncomeSBW84.536Invests in high-yield foreign sovereign debt securities and US corportae debt securities
First Trust Strgy. High Income Fund IIFHY7.9-3.547Manages a diversified portfolio of below-investment-grade and investment-grade debt securities, and equity securities and corporate bonds
John Hancock Preferred Income IIIHPS8.7-7.511Invests 20% of its total assets in the utilities sector and 80% of its total assets in preferred securities or other fixed-income securities
Pioneer High Income TrustPHT8.3-5.429Invests at least 80% in high yield debt securities.
Eaton V.Tax-Advantaged DividendEVT8-0.113Invests primarily in dividend-paying common and preferred stocks.
Western Asset Global High IncomeEHI8.4-4.129Manages a portfolio of corporate bonds, loans, preferred stock, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and sovereign debt, and derivatives
Pimco Corporate & Income StrategyPCN8.23.76Invests in USGovernment securities, municipal securities and mortgage-backed securites
John Hancock Preferred Income FundHPI8.5-5.17Invests in preferred stocks and securities
John Hancock Pref. Income Fund IIHPF8.6-76Invests in preferred stocks and securities
Blackstone/Gso Dynamic Credit FundBGX7.8-2.346Invests in secured and unsecured loans
ING Clarion Global Real Estate IncomeIGR8.2-3.822Invests in income-producing real estate securities (including REITs)
Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity IncomeEOI7.65.511Invests in mid to large cap stocks
First Trust/Aberdeen Global OpportunityFAM8-1.256Invests in the world bond markets and corporate debt securities
BlackRock Corporate High Yield VIHYT8-531Manages a diversified portfolio of below-investment grade fixed income securities
Cohen & Steers Select Pref & IncomePSF8-3.511Manages a portfolio of preferred and other US and Foreign income securities
Nuveen Preferred Income OpportunitiesJPC8-3.616Invests 80% of its assets in preferred securities, 20% in other income oriented securities
Western Asset Global Corp Defind OppGDO8-2.625Invests in fixed-income securities
Neuberger Berman High YieldNHS7.8-6.935Invests in high-yield debt securities most of which are low grade
Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged GlobalETG7.5816Seeks total return though investing in dividend-paying common and preferred stocks
Invesco Van Kampen Dyn Cr Opp FundVTA6.5-6.347Manages a portfolio of interests in floating or variable rate senior loans to corporations
Nuveen Senior Income FundNSL7.5-9.937Invests in adjustable rate senior secured loans
Eaton Vance Enhanced Equity IncEOS711.815Provoides income through investing in mid to large common cap stocks
John Hancock Patriot Premium Div IIPDT7.9-77Manages a diversified portfolio of dividend paying preferred and common equity securities
DNP Select Income FundDNP7.7-5.44Manages a diversified portfolio of equity and fixed income securities of companies in the public utilities industries
Wells Fargo Advantage Utilities & HighERH7.6-54Management investment company that invests in term loans
Flaherty & Crumrine Pref. IncomePFO7.1-6.88Invests in traditional preferred stocks eligible for the inter-corporate dividends received deduction (DRD) and fully taxable preferred securities
LMP Corporate Loan FundTLI6-9.945Invests in floating or variable-rate collateralized senior loans to corporations
Nuveen Multi-Strategy IncomeJQC7.1-8.839Invests in senior secured and second lien loans
Invesco Van Kampen High income IIVLT7.2-4.631Invests in medium to low grade fixed income securities
Putnam Master Int. IncomePIM6.60.842Invests in higher yielding, lower rated bonds that have a higher rate of default
John Hancock Tax-Advantage DvdHTD7.8-12.415Manages a portfolio of dividend-paying common and preferred securities in the oil, gas, telecom and financial sectors
Apollo Senior Floating Rate Fund IncAFT6.7-7.152Invests in senior, secured loans made to companies whose debt is rated below investment grade
Lazard World Dividend & Income FundLOR810.457Manages a portfolio is generally invested in 60 to 90 securities, consisting primarily of the highest dividend-yielding stocks
AllianceBernstein Global Hgh IncomeAWF7.1-6.719Invests in sovereign debt securities issued by the US and developing nations
Pioneer Floating Rate TrustPHD6.4-0.350Invests in Senior floating rate loans
BlackRock Ltd. Duration Income TrustBLW6.2-424Manages a portfolio of investment grade corporate bonds, high yield bonds (junk bonds), bank loans, preferred securities or convertible bonds
The Gabelli Dividend & Income TrustGDV67.816Invests in in dividend paying securities (such as common and preferred stock) or other income producing securities (such as fixed income debt securities)
First Trust/Four Corners SFRI IIFCT5.6-7.767Invests in senior secured floating-rate corporate loans
Lazard Global Total Return & IncomeLGI819.439Manages a equity portfolio that is invested primarily in equity securities of global companies with financial productivity and attractive valuations
Putnam Premier Income TrustPPT6-1.122Invests in higher yielding, lower-rated bonds that have a higher rate of default due to the nature of the investments
Eaton Vance Senior Floating-RateEFR6-431Mostly invests in senior, secured floating rate loans
Reaves Utility Income FundUTG7-18.510Manages a portfolio of dividend-paying common and preferred stocks and debt instruments of companies within the utility industry
Invesco Van Kampen Trust For MunVGM6.1013Seeks to provide a high level of current income exempt from federal income tax though investment grade municpal securities
Eaton Vance Floating-Rate IncomeEFT5.7-6.131Invests in senior, secured floating-rate loans
Eaton Vance Senior Income TrustEVF5.8-4.449Invests in secured floating rate loans
Invesco Van Kampen Senior IncomeVVR5.4-6.541Invests in floating or variable rate senior loans to corporations
Dws HighOme Opportunities FundDHG5.51.845Manages a diversified portfolio of common stocks, REITs and foreign debt securities of any investment grade
Franklin Universal TrustFT5.6-1.515Manages a portfolio of corporate bonds, utilities common stocks, natural resources common stocks, senior floating rate interests, miscellaneous preferred stocks, media common stocks, and cash and other net assets
BlackRock Income TrustBKT5.5-751Invests in securities that are issued or guaranteed by the United States government or rated AAA
DWS High Income TrustKHI50.134Invests in income producing securities in multiple sectors
DWS Multi Market Income TrustKMM4.81.246Invests in US corporte fixed income securites and foreign debt

*Please note: This list does not include every stock that pays dividends monthly. Stock prices and yields do change daily. This is not a buy, recommendation or stock pick list. This is information only. Invest at your own risk.

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