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Jeff Kosnett reports on the fixed-income side of investing.
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Nothing that has happened this year or that looms over 2019 should threaten these elites.
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For the first time in years, cash accounts are competitive with yields on many classes of bonds and blue-chip stocks.
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In 2018’s topsy-turvy market there’s still one constant to stand by: dividend growth.
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Bank-loan funds and ETFs aren't the only interest-paying securities whose distributions vary with interest rates.
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You can expect mild losses in the bond market, but fixed income still has its place in your portfolio.
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Sudden sell-offs can be scary, but the income side of income investing delivers reliably.
Our four portfolios will help you harness higher interest rates.
Investors may be jittery about the Fed's plans to bump up rates this year, but you may be able to benefit.
A change in the deductibility of state and local income and property taxes will have an effect on munis, but these well-loved investments are made of tough stuff.
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There's more to this picture than the direction of interest rates.
Investors should focus on the $3.8 trillion of solvent debt instead of on trifling sums that are in default.
The value of existing bonds is headed downward. You can minimize the pain if you hold short-term debt.
Ultra-short-term bond funds yield more than cash, and their prices are unlikely to fall much as interest rates increase.
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Yes, interest rates are headed north, but the bad news for yield-oriented stocks is already behind them.
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Total returns won't reach 2016's levels, but rates will remain low, which means bond prices will hold their value.
You might not complain so much about ever-rising highway tolls if you get a cut of the action.
My main argument for continued tranquillity in the markets: Interest rates are likely to remain low for the foreseeable future.
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