Hey Arwen I've been lucky I guess since I got back in to the market in "08" and have been buying and selling the Cornerstone Funds and am ahead of the game. CFP seems the best of the three right now but just about everyone speaks badly about them and are probably right, but I still get my dividend check in the hundreds every month which is a good thing. Gambling is part of the market!!!!! I wish I would have stuck with the PIMCO Funds when I got back into it in "08" it was paying 26% and is still paying the same amount.
I would not be at ease until my Distributions were greater than my investment. Of course net winners can have gains clawed back by net loser. The 26 percent gains on some closed end funds are Fairy story.