The Never-Ending Hunt for Yield

The prospects are good for corporate bonds, real estate investment trusts and utilities.

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Higher-yielding corners of the bond market got slammed over the summer as skittish investors flocked to safe-haven alternatives. But as rates fall on basic fixed-income investments, such as bank deposits and Treasury debt, income investors will continue their quest for extra yield.

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Jeffrey R. Kosnett
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kosnett is the editor of Kiplinger's Investing for Income and writes the "Cash in Hand" column for Kiplinger's Personal Finance. He is an income-investing expert who covers bonds, real estate investment trusts, oil and gas income deals, dividend stocks and anything else that pays interest and dividends. He joined Kiplinger in 1981 after six years in newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun. He is a 1976 journalism graduate from the Medill School at Northwestern University and completed an executive program at the Carnegie-Mellon University business school in 1978.