How to Get a 4% Yield These Days

Investment-grade bonds, especially those issued by financial companies, are looking better.

We’re not asking for much. Earning a 5% yield would be nice. Heck, we’d settle for 4%. But current opportunities for income appear far stingier. What’s an investor to do?

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James K. Glassman
Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
James K. Glassman is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His most recent book is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence.