This recommended investment portfolio is one of 20+ mutual fund portfolios that we've assembled for investors with different time horizons and risk-tolerance levels to consider. Visit our Portfolio Finder to see them all. View Another Investment Portfolio: Aggressive ETF Portfolio Balanced ETF Portfolio Balanced Mutual Fund Portfolio Contrarian ETF Portfolio ETF Portfolio for Growth and Income ETF Portfolio for Long-Term Growth Fidelity Moderate ETF Portfolio High-Income Combo Portfolio High-Yielding ETF Portfolio Higher Risk, Higher Yield ETF Portfolio Higher Risk, Higher Yield Mutual Fund Portfolio Kiplinger 25 for College: 6-10 years away Kiplinger 25 for Income: 5 Years or less Kiplinger 25 for Retirement: 11+ years away Lower Risk, Lower Yield ETF Portfolio Lower Risk, Lower Yield Mutual Fund Portfolio Multi-Asset ETF Portfolio Multi-Asset Mutual Fund Portfolio Overseas Portfolio for ETF Investors Schwab Growth ETF Portfolio Super-Simple Balanced Mutual Fund Portfolio Tax-Exempt Income Portfolio Vanguard Conservative ETF Portfolio Vanguard Index Funds to Buy and Hold Forever High-Yielding ETF PortfolioFor ETF investors seeking fat yields 55% Stocks | 45% Bonds | Data through October 31, 2017 FUND NAME SYMBOL % OFPORTFOLIO YTDRETURN 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN MAX LOAD EXPENSE RATIO PowerShares Senior Loan PortfolioBKLN20%2.16%3.54%2.25%2.82%—%none%0.64% iShares CMBS ETFCMBS188.8.131.522.17—none0.25 AdvisorShares Peritus High Yield ETFHYLD207.4211.45-0.741.81—none1.24 iShares DJ US Real Estate IndexIYR206.848.746.318.774.76none0.44 iShares S&P Preferred StockPFF257.844.664.855.314.82none0.47 Select Sector SPDR UtilitiesXLU1016.0815.2110.3112.286.57none0.14 1007.017.483.925.342.82 0.61 ** Closed to new investors. # Closed to new investors; other share classes are available. r Maximum redemption fee charged when you sell shares. s Front-end load; redemption fee may apply. — Fund has not existed for the specified time. Source: Morningstar, Inc.. With yields in the gutter, what's an investor to do? Take on some risk. This package, 35% in stocks and 65% in bonds, leans on an actively managed junk bond fund (HYLD) and a bank loan portfolio (BKLN). On the stock side, an ETF that buys real estate trusts (IYR) and one that focuses on utilities stocks (XLU). It also holds a preferred-stock ETF (PFF).