We would tread with caution into any company that has recently suspended dividends like those in the above list. The first five on the list are leveraged closed-end funds with credit issues. However, that doesn't mean you should avoid all leveraged closed-end funds. Asset coverage is just one measure of a fund's income potential at that time. In deciding whether to keep or add a leveraged closed-end fund with adequate asset coverage, you also want to consider other factors that may work in its favor. For example, if leverage is fairly low and the fund holds low-risk assets, the dividend should be secure.