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Jeff Kosnett reports on the fixed-income side of investing.
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Sound describes the credit quality. But it doesn’t do justice to the stellar performance.
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I’d be scared if I thought that interest rates would shoot up across the board and that the creditworthiness of borrowers is wilting. But I just don’t see it.
The best bets are in arcane areas such as commercial mortgage-backed securities, nonbank business lending and structured credit.
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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.
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Few stock-fund managers match the S&P 500, but most fixed-income managers beat their index.
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Between now and year-end, you can expect all to be quiet on the income front.
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Preferred stocks are having a great year. Here are six investments to buy into the category.
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Many of these debt or stock offerings have returned more than 10% so far in 2019.
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Rising interest rates are no longer the primary concern for income investors, but other factors must still be considered threats against bonds.
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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.
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“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.
In 2018’s topsy-turvy market there’s still one constant to stand by: dividend growth.
Bank-loan funds and ETFs aren't the only interest-paying securities whose distributions vary with interest rates.
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