Nuveen Core Equity Alpha:JCE

    Manage Alerts


    As of 1/14/2022

    52 Wk Avg$16.30$16.71-2.53%
    52 Wk High$18.60$17.717.21%
    52 Wk Low$13.79$15.19-8.92%
    Regular Distribution TypeManaged Distribution
    Distribution Rate6.95%
    Distribution Amount$0.3040
    Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The investment objective of the Fund is to provide an attractive level of total return, primarily through long term capital appreciation and secondarily through income and gains. The Fund invests in a portfolio of actively managed common stocks selected from among the 500 stocks comprising the S&P 500 Index, using a proprietary mathematical process designed and implemented by Intech, a sub-adviser of the Fund. The Fund also sells call options with a notional value of up to 50% of the Fund's equity portfolio in seeking to enhance risk-adjusted performance relative to an all equity portfolio.

    Capital Structure

    As of 1/14/2022

    Total Investment Exposure:$276.019M
    Total Common Assets:$276.019M
    Common Shares Outstanding:16,047,602

    As of 12/31/2010

    Preferred Share Assets:
    Total Debt (USD): $3.073M
    Regulatory Leverage (USD): $3.073M
    Effective Leverage (USD): $3.073M
    Effective Leverage (%): 1.35%
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 12/31/2021

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.91%
    Other Expenses:0.26%
    Baseline Expense: N/A
    Interest Expense:N/A
    Total: 1.17%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Nuveen Fund Advisors, LLC.

    Portfolio Managers
    Max Kozlov, Pei Chen, David A. Friar

    Category: Equity-U.S. Equity
    Ticker: JCE
    NAV Ticker: XJCEX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 52,395
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $0.856M
    Inception Date: 3/27/2007
    Inception Share Price: $20.00
    Inception NAV: $19.10
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: December 31
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    As of 1/14/2022

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 6/30/2021
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 1/14/2022
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 1/14/2022
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 1/14/2022

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    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 1/18/2022

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-0.18%
    1 Year-2.53%
    3 Year-4.29%
    5 Year-3.60%

    As of 1/17/2022

    3 Month0.43
    6 Month0.99
    1 Year1.33
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount


    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 12/31/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF US Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 12/31/2021
    Category: Morningstar US CEF US Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 11/30/2021
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 12/31/2021
    Asset Allocation

    As of 11/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 11/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sensitive (Super Sector)52.87%
    Cyclical (Super Sector)25.20%
    Defensive (Super Sector)21.70%
    Consumer Cyclical12.59%
    Communication Services11.33%
    Financial Services9.50%
    Consumer Defensive6.27%
    Top Holdings

    As of 11/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Apple Inc$19.60M7.24%
    Microsoft Corp$18.70M6.90% Inc$12.12M4.48%
    Meta Platforms Inc Class A$6.93M2.56%
    Alphabet Inc Class C$6.30M2.32%
    Alphabet Inc Class A$5.59M2.06%
    Tesla Inc$4.89M1.80%
    UnitedHealth Group Inc$4.44M1.64%
    Johnson & Johnson$4.34M1.60%
    NVIDIA Corp$4.17M1.54%
    Credit Quality

    As of 11/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country Allocation

    As of 11/30/2021 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    United States - Equity99.21%
    United Kingdom - Equity0.55%
    Switzerland - Equity0.00%
    China - Equity0.00%
    Singapore - Equity0.00%

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    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.