Income Investing

Income Investing

Jeff Kosnett reports on the fixed-income side of investing.

April 3, 2020

Stay Calm Amid Bond Market Chaos

The risk is that you’ll lock your money in a low-yield prison just in time for normalcy to return to the financial markets.

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March 6, 2020

The Income Rally Roars On

Gripes about market risks now seem feeble. And sometimes the best moves are the ones you don’t make.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Markets

January 30, 2020

Beware the Roaring Twenties

For the first time in years, valuations -- not black swans or politics or the Fed -- are a challenge.

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December 27, 2019

Taxable Munis? They’re Worth a Look

Sound describes the credit quality. But it doesn’t do justice to the stellar performance.

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November 27, 2019

Stand By Your Bonds

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.

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November 1, 2019

Go Ahead, Reach for Yield

The best bets are in arcane areas such as commercial mortgage-backed securities, nonbank business lending and structured credit.

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October 3, 2019

The Never-Ending Hunt for Yield

The prospects are good for corporate bonds, real estate investment trusts and utilities.

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August 1, 2019

Municipals Rock On

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.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Saving for Retirement

July 3, 2019

My All-Time Favorite Bond Funds

Few stock-fund managers match the S&P 500, but most fixed-income managers beat their index.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Stocks & Bonds

June 5, 2019

2019 Midyear Outlook for Income Investing

Between now and year-end, you can expect all to be quiet on the income front.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Dividends

May 9, 2019

My Preference for Preferred Stocks

Preferred stocks are having a great year. Here are six investments to buy into the category.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Dividends | ETFs

April 4, 2019

High-Yield Investments That Are Worth the Risk

Many of these debt or stock offerings have returned more than 10% so far in 2019.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Wealth Management

March 7, 2019

Dial Down Risk in Your Bond Portfolio

Rising interest rates are no longer the primary concern for income investors, but other factors must still be considered threats against bonds.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Financial Planning

January 31, 2019

Buy These Free-Range Bond Funds

There’s more to bond investing than picking funds that adhere closely to an index or cling to the apparent safety of Treasuries.

See More On: Mutual Funds | Stocks & Bonds

January 3, 2019

The Rising Risk in Corporate Bonds

The BBB-rated debt tier is increasingly populated by iconic but risky outfits you might not want to finance now.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Business Costs & Regulation

November 29, 2018

Stand By Your Bonds in 2019

“Income Investing” columnist Jeffrey R. Kosnett predicts that a diversified portfolio of bonds will hold steady through the upcoming year.

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November 1, 2018

5 Fabulous Income Investments

Nothing that has happened this year or that looms over 2019 should threaten these elites.

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