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 Lower Risk, Lower Yield ETF PortfolioHow do you invest for income when rates are rising? Start by playing it safe. 25% Stocks | 45% Bonds | 30% Alternative | Data through December 31, 2017 FUND NAME SYMBOL % OFPORTFOLIO YTDRETURN 1-YRRETURN 3-YRRETURN 5-YRRETURN 10-YRRETURN MAX LOAD EXPENSE RATIO Alerian MLP ETFAMLP10%-7.93%-7.93%-7.57%-0.44%—%none%0.85% PowerShares Senior Loan PortfolioBKLN202.392.392.72.62—none0.64 iShares S&P Global Infrastructure IndexIGF1519.2619.265.48.412.71none0.48 Schwab U.S. REIT ETF™SCHH126.96.36.1998.96—none0.07 SPDR® Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETFSJNK204.864.863.843.5—none0.4 Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond Index Fund ETF SharesVCSH252.452.452.111.93—none0.07 1004.534.532.373.820.41 0.4 ** 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.. We put 25% in short-term corporate bonds. Their main mission is to provide stability and a bit of income. We then added funds to create a diverse income stream from investments such as junk bonds and floating-rate bank loans. Also in the mix are ETFs that focus on MLPs, REITs and infrastructure-related companies (such as railroads and toll-road operators).