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.
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.
Welcome to the year of living dangerously in the municipal bond market. Detroit's bankruptcy filing serves as a reminder that investors can no longer assume the riskiest borrowers eventually will be bailed out if they can’t keep up with their debt.
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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