Attractive yields and favorable risk-reward propositions remain in short supply in the fixed-income market. Nevertheless, we continue to leverage our expertise in the utility sector and other essential-service industries to uncover opportunities for fixed-income securities.
Telecom’s biggest players continue to pull away from the competition, making these high-yielding stocks the only names in the sector worth owning. Meanwhile, yield moths eyeing closed-end bond funds need to understand the risks and be selective to avoid getting burned.
Although high yields make closed-end bond funds popular among income-seeking investors, these securities’ elevated leverage at a time when dividends and net asset values are at risk mean that most are ticking time bombs. We highlight four names for aggressive investors.
Successful income investing is a buy-and-hold game. And when you're investing for the long term, diligence and diversification are your best defense against the market's vagaries. These guiding principles are behind the latest additions to our Lifelong Income Portfolio.
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