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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.
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The best bets are in arcane areas such as commercial mortgage-backed securities, nonbank business lending and structured credit.
The prospects are good for corporate bonds, real estate investment trusts and utilities.
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.
Few stock-fund managers match the S&P 500, but most fixed-income managers beat their index.
Between now and year-end, you can expect all to be quiet on the income front.
Preferred stocks are having a great year. Here are six investments to buy into the category.
Many of these debt or stock offerings have returned more than 10% so far in 2019.
Rising interest rates are no longer the primary concern for income investors, but other factors must still be considered threats against bonds.
There’s more to bond investing than picking funds that adhere closely to an index or cling to the apparent safety of Treasuries.
The BBB-rated debt tier is increasingly populated by iconic but risky outfits you might not want to finance now.
“Income Investing” columnist Jeffrey R. Kosnett predicts that a diversified portfolio of bonds will hold steady through the upcoming year.
Nothing that has happened this year or that looms over 2019 should threaten these elites.
For the first time in years, cash accounts are competitive with yields on many classes of bonds and blue-chip stocks.
Bonds have two primary roles: income—whether taxable or tax-free—and portfolio diversification. Much of the time, when stocks or other investments struggle, bonds hold their value. But these are c...