Income Investing

Income Investing

Jeff Kosnett reports on the fixed-income side of investing.

August 1, 2019

Municipals Rock On

If there’s something negative to be said about muni bonds, I’ve heard it. And I’m still not buying this fear and loathing.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Saving for Retirement

July 3, 2019

My All-Time Favorite Bond Funds

Few stock-fund managers match the S&P 500, but most fixed-income managers beat their index.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Stocks & Bonds

June 5, 2019

2019 Midyear Outlook for Income Investing

Between now and year-end, you can expect all to be quiet on the income front.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Dividends

May 9, 2019

My Preference for Preferred Stocks

Preferred stocks are having a great year. Here are six investments to buy into the category.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Dividends | ETFs

April 4, 2019

High-Yield Investments That Are Worth the Risk

Many of these debt or stock offerings have returned more than 10% so far in 2019.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Wealth Management

March 7, 2019

Dial Down Risk in Your Bond Portfolio

Rising interest rates are no longer the primary concern for income investors, but other factors must still be considered threats against bonds.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Financial Planning

January 31, 2019

Buy These Free-Range Bond Funds

There’s more to bond investing than picking funds that adhere closely to an index or cling to the apparent safety of Treasuries.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Stocks & Bonds

January 3, 2019

The Rising Risk in Corporate Bonds

The BBB-rated debt tier is increasingly populated by iconic but risky outfits you might not want to finance now.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Business Costs & Regulation

November 29, 2018

Stand By Your Bonds in 2019

“Income Investing” columnist Jeffrey R. Kosnett predicts that a diversified portfolio of bonds will hold steady through the upcoming year.

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November 1, 2018

5 Fabulous Income Investments

Nothing that has happened this year or that looms over 2019 should threaten these elites.

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October 4, 2018

The Case for Keeping Some Cash

For the first time in years, cash accounts are competitive with yields on many classes of bonds and blue-chip stocks.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Financial Planning

August 2, 2018

The Case for Doing Absolutely Nothing in Today's Market

In 2018’s topsy-turvy market there’s still one constant to stand by: dividend growth.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds

July 5, 2018

Variable-Rate Investments Can Buoy Your Portfolio

Bank-loan funds and ETFs aren't the only interest-paying securities whose distributions vary with interest rates.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Loans

June 7, 2018

Mid-Year Outlook for Bonds

You can expect mild losses in the bond market, but fixed income still has its place in your portfolio.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Markets

May 10, 2018

Steady Income from Volatile Sources

Sudden sell-offs can be scary, but the income side of income investing delivers reliably.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds

April 4, 2018

Build a Bond Ladder for More Income

Our four portfolios will help you harness higher interest rates.

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March 8, 2018

The Silver Lining of Rising Interest Rates

Investors may be jittery about the Fed's plans to bump up rates this year, but you may be able to benefit.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Mutual Funds

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