37 Ways to Earn Up to 9% Yields on Your Money

Our field guide to income investments of varying dividend yields and interest rates identifies opportunities ranging from ordinary to downright exotic.

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Early 2022 was a period most investors would prefer to forget. Stocks slumped, and the bond market suffered its worst rout in more than 40 years. There was no shortage of culprits: soaring energy prices, rising inflation, higher interest rates and new geopolitical risk in the form of the horrifying war in Ukraine.

Moreover, the Federal Reserve Board, which underestimated the extent of the inflation challenge, is swiftly pivoting to a hawkish monetary policy.


Prices, yields and other data are through April 8. But be aware that because of the rapid increase in rates this year, yields – particularly for bond funds – are a fast-moving target.

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Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance