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   What is a Closed-End Fund (CEF)?

"Despite the name similarities, a closed-end fund has little in common with a conventional mutual fund, which is technically known as an open-end fund.

The former raises a prescribed amount of capital only once through an IPO by issuing a fixed number of shares, which are purchased by investors in the closed-end fund as stock. Unlike regular stocks, closed-end fund stock represents an interest in a specialized portfolio of securities that is actively managed by an investment advisor and which typically concentrates on a specific industry, geographic market, or sector. The stock prices of a closed-end fund fluctuate according to market forces (supply and demand) as well as the changing values of the securities in the fund's holdings".

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         About Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund   (NYSE- AOD)

The Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund's primary investment objective is high current dividend income.The Fund also focuses on long-term growth of capital as its secondary investment objective.

The Fund seeks to achieve these goals by employing a research-driven approach to identifying companies globally with the potential for dividend increases and capital appreciation.The Fund expects to invest at least 80% of its net assets plus amounts borrowed for investment purposes in the equity securities of domestic and foreign companies that pay dividends. The Fund seeks to provide dividend income without regard to whether the dividends qualify for the reduced federal income tax rates applicable to qualified dividends under the Internal Revenue Code.

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Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The Fund may include equity-linked securities and various other derivative instruments, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses, and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. Leverage may magnify gains or increase losses in the Fund's portfolio. Investing in small and mid-cap stocks involves additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility as compared to large cap stocks. The Fund invests in foreign securities which involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. The specific market, sector or investment conditions that contribute to a Fund's performance may not be replicated in future periods. Favorable tax treatment of Fund distributions may be adversely affected, changed or repealed by future changes in tax laws. Alpine may not be able to anticipate the level of dividends that companies will pay in any given time frame.

Risk of dividend reduction may be high with AOD in this moderator's  (bar1080) opinion. I don't own AOD and I recommend not buying it. Material on this page is for informational purposes only. The author is not an investment professional. Consult your investment advisor and company filings for more information.                                                                                                                     

AOD had paid consistant dividends for 29 months in a row, present payouts, depending on the pps range from 14.5-16% annual yield, paid out on a monthly basis.
Under early dividend payouts of $.18 per month, annual yield was 10%. 2008 Market collapse affected all CEFs, their dividends, and their pps, has now been cut due to QE policies to annual yield of 8%.

Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE: AOD) and Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE: AGD) Declare Regular Monthly Distributions for October, November and December 2012
Business WirePress Release: Alpine Woods Capital Investors, LLC - Wed, Sep 19, 2012 4:15 PM EDT PURCHASE, N.Y.
The Board of Trustees of Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (AOD) and Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund (AGD) announced the same regular monthly distribution for the months of October, November and December 2012 as in the previous three months.
Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (AOD) $0.055 per share, cut by 50% in 2013 to monthly payout of $.027
Dates related to the distribution declaration for both Funds are as follows:
Ex-Distribution Date                   Record Date              Payable Date

6/19/2013                                          5/20/13                     6/21/13           
5/21/2013                                          4/18/13                     5/23/13
4/19/2013                                          3/18/13                     4/23/13
3/19/2013                                          2/19/13                     3/21/13

The monthly distributions may consist of net investment income, net realized capital gains and / or a return of capital. Final determination of the federal income tax characteristics of distributions paid during calendar year 2013 will be provided on U.S. Form 1099-DIV, which will be mailed to shareholders.
More information about the Funds is available on
Based in Westchester, New York, Alpine Woods Capital Investors, LLC was founded in 1998.
This release contains forward-looking statements based on currently available information. The Funds' actual results could differ materially from those anticipated due to various risks and uncertainties. Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund and Alpine Global Dynamic Dividend Fund are closed-end funds and do not continuously offer or redeem shares. The Funds trade in the secondary market and investors wishing to buy or sell shares must place orders through a financial intermediary or broker.
To read about the Funds, access the Annual and Semi-Annual Reports in the Related Documents section of the website or call 1-800-617-7616 to receive a copy of the annual and semi-annual reports by mail. An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.

Alpine Woods Capital Investors, LLC
Marc Rappaport, 914-251-0880

      SEC Filings:

Links to AOD company filings

      Research Databases:

CEF Connect   (Nuveen)   (Closed-End Fund Association)           

MorningStar Fund Rating/Info for AOD

Seeking Alpha info for AOD


      Alpine Funds:                                                           


Top Monthly Dividend-Dogs - List-To-Buy-and-Hold   (Seeking Alpha) 2012

Don't Be Fooled by Yield in Closed-End Funds   (Barrons)  2011

            4-Reasons to Sell Alpine Total Dynamic CEF  (Seeking Alpha)  2011

            AOD: Overdosing on Financial Engineering   (Seeking Alpha)  2010

            Anomalies: Closed-End Funds   (Journal of Econ. Perspectives)  1990

AOD Chart From 2007 IPO At $20 Per Share

NYSE Ticker: AOD
Net Asset Value Ticker  (NAV): XAODX
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#503   Thanks Bar1080 Sone 01/27/16 10:33:22 PM
#502   AOD went public in 2007 at $20 a bar1080 01/27/16 10:25:52 PM
#501   Thanks for your insight, again I haven't done Sone 01/27/16 09:48:47 PM
#500   AOD uses a flashy payout to target unsophisticated bar1080 01/27/16 09:34:46 PM
#499   True but this might be the bottom. Coin Sone 01/27/16 06:23:32 PM
#498   Read my old AOD posts going back a bar1080 01/27/16 05:10:17 PM
#497   Looking for monthly income and came across this Sone 01/27/16 04:57:14 PM
#496   Still garbage. What do you want to know? bar1080 01/27/16 04:55:18 PM
#495   Anyone here? Sone 01/27/16 04:51:51 PM
#494   Reverse split for AOD and AGD. bar1080 01/21/14 12:58:22 PM
#492   Stability in a soaring market is no virtue. bar1080 10/12/13 04:51:54 PM
#491   In my port and acquiring more...under $5 and maverick one 09/30/13 02:19:45 PM
#490   Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE: AOD), Alpine johnsyn 07/19/13 06:51:30 AM
#489   Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE: AOD); Alpine johnsyn 06/22/13 08:59:42 AM
#488   AOD drops to a slightly more appropriate 13.5% bar1080 04/18/13 12:00:00 PM
#487   Monumental fall of Alpine AGD fund. From big bar1080 04/18/13 11:55:40 AM
#486   Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE: AOD), Alpine johnsyn 03/19/13 09:51:17 AM
#485   Considering it fell steadily from 20 to 4, keyscruiser 03/06/13 03:54:55 PM
#484   How is "holding at $4" good news when bar1080 03/06/13 12:34:19 PM
#483   Hey stocks, I see you had to run keyscruiser 03/06/13 11:13:43 AM
#482   hey keys.. how you doing?? hope all is WTCInvestor 03/06/13 10:57:23 AM
#481   Glad to hear all your investments are 100% keyscruiser 03/06/13 10:43:36 AM
#480   I'm very familiar with the Dexter deal. It bar1080 03/05/13 11:05:16 AM
#479   Good article, but they left out Pier One keyscruiser 03/05/13 09:07:40 AM
#478   ~ $AOD ~ Parabolic SAR Buy Signals ~ Penny Roger$ 03/05/13 12:56:11 AM
#477   Doubt Buffett ever said: "60% of your investments bar1080 03/04/13 08:33:00 PM
#476   Got my itsy bitsy dividend today. Re-started keyscruiser 03/04/13 05:55:19 PM
#475   Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund Announces a New johnsyn 02/27/13 02:28:01 PM
#474   Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund (NYSE: AOD), Alpine johnsyn 02/20/13 09:00:43 AM
#473   Sister fund, AGD, getting killed recently. Its former bar1080 02/07/13 12:18:08 PM
#472   Another Warren Buffett lesson: Don't invest in keyscruiser 01/31/13 10:12:51 AM
#471   The PPS has held up better than I leftovers 01/31/13 12:55:00 AM
#470   Actually the overwhelming percentage of tech stocks will bar1080 01/30/13 10:17:58 AM
#469   bar1080, I guess you keyscruiser 01/30/13 09:45:49 AM
#468   "Equity CEFs: The Insanity Of CEF Investors" bar1080 01/29/13 06:59:18 PM
#467   Referring to the word "Dividend" in the board bar1080 01/24/13 02:49:55 PM
#466   Since you are the moderator, perhaps you should keyscruiser 01/24/13 02:09:55 PM
#465   Well if AAPL is still their major holding, keyscruiser 01/24/13 08:27:03 AM
#464   you got that right! LORTAP KCOTS 01/23/13 11:58:59 PM
#463   6.7% may actually be terrible if it's coming bar1080 01/23/13 09:50:46 PM
#462   I don't doubt the fund, or outside investors keyscruiser 01/23/13 05:48:07 PM
#461   AOD may not tank at all if the bar1080 01/23/13 03:34:04 PM
#460   It hasn't "tanked" as bad as some predicted.....YET..!!! keyscruiser 01/23/13 01:26:59 PM
#459   Another negative article: " heartfelt sympathy went out bar1080 01/23/13 10:16:49 AM
#458   buy when blood in street SilverSurfer 01/22/13 03:32:50 PM
#457   Bailed out & into PSEC. capt AL 01/22/13 11:37:27 AM
#456   bar1080,,,I actually think it already started, but will dabonenose 01/22/13 11:22:18 AM
#455   Major cleanup needed in aisle "AOD" bar1080 01/22/13 10:40:27 AM
#454   I got into aod at the wrong time(last dabonenose 01/22/13 09:56:13 AM
#453   bar1080,,,thx for you opinion dabonenose 01/21/13 02:41:22 PM