Closed-End Funds


Nuveen Diversified Dividend and Income Fund (NYSE: JDD)


The fund's investment objectives are high current income and total return.


  • Balanced equity & debt strategy focused on providing current income & total return potential while reducing US interest rates sensitivity
  • Diversification potential – lower historical correlations among asset classes provides opportunity for more consistent returns
  • Managed by specialists in several non-traditional asset classes, providing retail income-oriented investors access to institutional strategies where active professional management can potentially add value to the fund’s total return

Investment Strategy

The fund invests approximately equal proportions in 1) U.S. and foreign dividend-paying common stocks, 2) dividend-paying common Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) issued by real estate companies, 3) emerging markets sovereign debt, and 4) adjustable rate senior loans. The fund expects to invest between 40% and 70% of its managed assets in equity security holdings and between 30% and 60% of its managed assets in debt security holdings. Under normal circumstances, the fund's target weighting is approximately 50% equity and 50% debt. The fund uses leverage.

Daily Pricing

Closing Share Price (As of 8/3/2015)$11.67
Closing NAV per Share (As of 8/3/2015)$13.40
Premium / Discount**-12.91%
Current Distribution Rate (Market price)††9.25%
Distribution Amount (Quarterly)††$0.2700
Distribution Type Managed Distribution

The Fund is designed as a long-term investment and not as a trading vehicle. The Fund is not intended to be a complete investment program. Investors should carefully review and consider the risks listed below before investing.

Investment Risk: The possible loss of the entire principal amount that you invest.Price Risk: Shares of closed-end investment companies like the Fund frequently trade at a discount to their NAV. Your common shares at any point in time may be worth less than your original investment, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and distributions.Leverage Risk: Each Fund’s use of leverage creates the possibility of higher volatility for the Fund’s per share NAV, market price, distributions and returns. There is no assurance that a Fund’s leveraging strategy will be successful.Common Stock Risk: Common stock returns often have experienced significant volatility. Issuer Credit Risk: This is the risk that a security in a Fund's portfolio will fail to make dividend or interest payments when due.Illiquid Securities Risk: This is the risk that the Fund may not be able to sell securities in its portfolio at the time or price desired by the Fund.Below-Investment Grade Securities Risk: Investments in securities below investment grade quality are predominantly speculative and subject to greater volatility and risk of default.Unrated Investment Risk: In determining whether an unrated security is an appropriate investment for the Fund, the manager will consider information from industry sources, as well as its own quantitative and qualitative analysis, in making such a determination. However, such a determination by the manager is not the equivalent of a rating by a rating agency. Dividend Income Risk: There is no guarantee that the issuers of common stocks in which the Fund invests will declare dividends in the future or that, if declared, they will remain at current levels or increase over time.Derivatives Strategy Risk: Derivative securities, such as calls, puts, warrants, swaps and forwards, carry risks different from, and possibly greater than, the risks associated with the underlying investments.Risks from Unsecured Adjustable Rate Loans or Insufficient Collateral Securing Adjustable Rate Loans: Some of the adjustable rate loans in which the Fund may invest will be unsecured or insufficiently collateralized, thereby increasing the risk of loss to the Fund in the event of issuer default. Value Stock Risks: Value stocks are securities that the portfolio manager believes to be undervalued, or mispriced. If the manager’s assessment of a company’s prospects is wrong, the price of the company’s common stock or other equity securities may fall, or may not approach the value that the manager has placed on them. Tax Risk: The Fund’s investment program and the tax treatment of Fund distributions may be affected by IRS interpretations of the Internal Revenue Code and future changes in tax laws and regulations, including changes resulting from the “sunset” provisions that may apply to the favorable tax treatment of tax-advantaged dividends. There can be no assurance as to the percentage of a Fund’s distributions that will qualify as tax-advantaged dividends.Non-U.S. Securities Risk: Investments in non-U.S securities involve special risks not typically associated with domestic investments including currency risk and adverse political, social and economic development. These risks often are magnified in emerging markets. Real Estate Risks: Your investment in the Fund is linked to the performance of the commercial real estate markets, which may fall due to increasing vacancies, declining rents or the failure of borrowers to pay their loans.

** The premium/discount is calculated as (most recent price/most recent NAV) -1.

†† Managed Distribution Policy

Potential distribution sources include net investment income, realized gains and return of capital. If a distribution includes anything other than net investment income, the fund provides a notice of the best estimate of its distribution sources at that time which may be viewed at These estimates may not match the final tax characterization (for the full year’s distributions) contained in shareholders’ 1099-DIV forms after the end of the year. Under its Managed Distribution policy, the fund seeks to maintain an attractive and stable regular distribution amount that, over the long term, matches the fund’s total distributions paid to its total return. You should not draw any conclusions about a fund’s past or future investment performance from its current distribution rate.

Distribution rates represent the latest declared regular distribution, annualized, relative to the most recent market price and NAV. Special distributions, including special capital gains distributions, are not included in the calculation.

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