Income Investing

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

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2016

Another October Surprise Isn't in the Cards for Investors This Year

My main argument for continued tranquillity in the markets: Interest rates are likely to remain low for the foreseeable future.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, September 2016

The Three-Day Rule for Rattled Investors

In any news-driven market crisis, wait until the third business day after the news breaks to trade anything.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016

Why Interest Rates Will Stay Low

Negative interest rates in Europe and Japan make U.S. bond yields look sky-high by comparison, boosting demand for Treasuries.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2016

Get Better Interest Rates on Your Savings

Yields have been creeping up on bond maturities of up to three years, and that’s boosting payouts at short-term bond funds.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2016

Why I Stand By Muni Bonds

For years, tax-exempt bonds have provided high returns with low risk, and they continue to do so.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2016

Negative Interest Rates? No Way, USA

Many bond pros say subzero interest rates are unlikely because they wouldn't help the U.S. economy and could damage it.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2016

When Stocks Shudder, Add More Bonds

I got a sense of the growing affection for fixed-income investments during a recent swing through Los Angeles, which has become America's bond-fund mecca.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, March 2016

Income Investors: Focus on Quality, Not the Fed

By obsessing over interest-rate moves, investors may miss other potential perils—in particular, the scary default rate on energy-related junk bonds.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2016

2016 Outlook for Municipal Bonds

If long-term Treasury bonds return nothing, tax-free municipal bonds of similar maturities will give you 3% over the next year.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 2016

The Best Bonds for 2016

Take advantage of the growing gap between yields of long-term Treasuries and those of medium-grade corporates of similar maturities.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, November 2015

Why Bond Yields Aren’t Going Up

Inflation, the great enemy of bondholders, is almost nonexistent, and demand remains strong for Treasuries and other high-quality, income-paying assets.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2015

6 Bond Funds to Own Today

My picks avoid funds with big stakes in Treasuries, which are most at risk if investors need to raise cash quickly.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, September 2015

Bond Funds That Make Sense

Forget index funds for now. The key to success is an experienced manager who can make money here, there and everywhere.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2015

A Municipal Bond Sideshow

Don't let scary headlines about the muni bond market steer you away from buying opportunities.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2015

Income Investors, Here’s Why Yields Won’t Take Off

The Federal Reserve dares not scare the markets by tightening money in the absence of rising inflation, strong growth or excessive speculation.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2015

Why Fear Doesn’t Pay for Investors

Far more often than not, a fund fueled by fear takes you and your money down a dark path to nowhere.

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April 15, 2015

6 High-Yielding Stocks for Dividend Investors

These picks should deliver yields of about 4% without any exposure to oil's volatility.

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