“Tapering” Wallops Income Investments

Last month was a lousy month for most yield-focused investments, including both fixed-income securities like bonds and high-yield instruments like MLPs and REITs. The ostensible reason was the Fed’s suggestion that it might start “tapering” off its asset purchases and allow interest rates rise...
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How to Build a Safe Income Portfolio

Traditionally, investors thinking about retirement have invested in a mix of stocks and bonds designed to balance safety and growth. The closer to retirement or more risk-averse they are, the more of their portfolio they hold in bonds for safety and regular income. system...
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Answering Readers’ Survey Questions

Two weeks ago, many of you kindly filled out a survey and, in doing so, asked several great investing questions, some of which I'm going to tackle today. I’ll touch on low-risk investment strategies for market downturns, high-yield investments, investments that will benefit the...
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